Innovate ~ Educate ~ Collaborate & More...

All Keynotes, e-Discussion Groups, will address your particular needs and situations. With over forty years in the business of technology, philosophy, and education, Richard's life experience brings insights and know-how to the table: Where integral philosophy, technology, autonomous evolution, and life intersectAll keynotes are a reflection from the perspective of a life lived as a technology zealot, industry strategist, and public philosopher.

 

Richard's trademark storytelling, insights & experiences, combined with humor, are sure to deliver the engaging presentation you seek, while his depth ensures the impact of meaningful and life-changing insights to bring about the greater good in life, and business.  

 

Storytelling is one of the most potent forms of communication, and Richard is a killer storyteller. He tells stories of life and inspiration all grounded in a work-a-day world.

 

Richard frames his keynotes within the context of a "fire-side chat.  The conversation revolves around an understanding of the greater good, what philosophers have called "Eudaimonia". We come to an understanding of how the Autonomous Revolution/Technologies become the most significant enabler for our time, and what it means for the greater good of society and our life, if we as humans come to understand the yin and the yang of the "Seamless Garment".

 

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"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."  ~ Aristotle

 

  

 

Speaking, writing, blogging, podcasting, and teaching is a Labor of Love for Richard.

 

Richard is available for single-session talks, all-day or weekend workshops, business & organizational retreats, coaching, and keynote presentations. Richard will craft a presentation to meet your specific needs.

Keynotes: Live & Zoom

        

Re-Enchanting Society:  

The Art of Humane Technology: Dose understanding History/Culture/Politics teach us about patterns, social change, and the meaning of life in the age of autonomous technologies? Will autonomous technologies bring us one step closer to Re-Enchanting Society?  How does technology change our lives on the one hand, but change our experience of who we are as humans? Can experiencing what Aristotle called "Eudaimonia" become a seamless garment in our lives?

Society and Eudaimonia:

A Layperson's perspective on Eudaimonia:  What does the "greater good" teach us about the world of technology we live in and the meaning of life? The difference in being human and the difference it makes.

 

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ~ Socrates

Continuing educational seminar: e-Reading & e-Discussion Groups & Workshops

 

We start with great books—which leads us to great discussions—this is the heart of learning. Our continuing education seminars and discussion groups foster intellectual curiosity in our own education, from conversations around the "Zoom Table" our hope is what you learn you share with others in your community and organization.  We start where all learning begins: With Curiosity and Puzzlement, maybe a little Bewilderment. Together we address the "warm fuzzies and the cold pricklies" trying to answer the question: "Why Bother? Does it make a difference?" So, as adults, is it worth your time, effort, and commitment to "KNOW" why you bother? One thing for sure, over the past forty years, I’ve learned the importance of "reductio ad absurdum."  

 

In our discussion groups we hope to inspire everyone to see the inner workings of some of history’s most brilliant philosophers, scientists, artists, writers, musicians, and more, we strive to think deeply, innovate, discuss intensely, educate, and live boldly through collaboration.

 

Reading & Discussion Group & Workshop topics:

  • Technology and Culture:  What is Humane Technology?

  • Cybersecurity and the future of the Autonomous Technologies

  • The Difference OF Humans and the Difference IT makes

  • Marketing, Technology and the Customer Experience

  • Ecology, Laudato Si, and social justice

  • Mystics and Spirituality: A look at the path of "You are the Church"

  • A look at World Religions and meeting the Significant Other

  • Why humans search for meaning in life?

  • Do we in the twenty-first century understand the Documents of Vatican II?

 

 

Authors, we have found to be stimulating and purposeful for lively discussion:

  • Mortimer Adler

  • Diarmuid O'Murchu

  • Geoffrey Moore

  • Adrian Slywotzky

  • William Davidow

  • Richard Rohr

  • Karl Rahner

  • Teilhard De Chardin

  • Thomas Merton

  • Thomas Keating

  • Ilia Delio

  • Robin R. Meyers

  • Tom Morris

  • Richard A Clarke

  • Viktor Frankl

  • C.S. Lewis

  • Tom Peters

  • Jim Wallis

  • David Bentley Hart

  • William J O'Malley SJ

  • Martin Hägglund

  • Joseph Badaracco 

  • Eli Goldratt

  • James Martin, SJ

  • Brian D. McLaren

  • The Great Books Series

  • Don Tapscott

  • John Shelby Spong

  • Walter Isaacson

  • Brandon Bernard Scott

  • Marcus Borg

  • Cyprian Davis

  • Dominic Crossan

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Greek and Eastern Philosophers

  • Great Books of Civilization 

  • New and exciting authors are added throughout the year

 

 

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”  

                                                                                                                               ~ Aristotle, Metaphysics

 

Testimonials
 

Most excellent workshop for our people.  Richard was our keynote and kick-off leader for a major new business initiative that involved all aspects of the company, globally.  It was the inspiration and leadership we needed to move forward.  We used him over and over again for coaching and consulting.”

                            - Nancy D. Reyda

       VP, Brand Development: Chevron

"Mr. Putz's lecture was very enlightening....see the trend of innovation to collaborative education."

 

                                                                                           - Hiroshi Nimura 

                                            Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

                                                                Mitsubishi International Corporation