Pete Yeo – The Futures Interview

Pete

Pete Yeo

Rooted in North Devon, Pete Yeo has branched out to become a philanthropist and networker for a more generous and connected world. Amongst other things he is an active Member of The Funding Network  and an Ambassador for the Devon Community Foundation . Pete has also added his own quote for ThinkActVote: ‘Bite-sized change-making in the spirit of Confucius: ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’


?!X: What’s the Future You Choose?

I choose a Generous future. One where people recognise and express their interdependence at every level, as part of a co-creative planetary community authentically embedded within our various ecosystems. And it all begins with me, I have to walk the talk…PY:

?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?

PY: I’ve been intrigued by this quote for many years: ‘A man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had.’ John Bunyan, from The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come. Put another way, the more you give the more you get. A powerful thought! I suspect that, deep down, we all know this. And in my experience, life does work this way.

?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose?

PY: Borrowing from Ghandi: Be the Generosity you wish to see in the world. In the widest sense of the word too, it’s so much more than giving money. For example, forgiveness is generosity of thought.

?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?

PY: In terms of on-going commitment, I offer further inspiration here: Please Take one Step
?!X: What’s your favourite song and why?

PY: Is Love Enough? from the album Yell Fire! by Michael Franti & Spearhead:

OR, Forgiveness Is Gold from the album Diamond Days by Eric Bibb:

?!X: Can you share with us up to 5 weblinks that you find interesting and inspiring?

The Funding Network

Buzz BNK

1010Global

Peace Direct

New Economics