Greg Thomas, CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project, is a writer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Greg has written about culture, race, and democratic life in publications ranging from the Village Voice, Integral Life, New Republic, Salon, UPTOWN, The Root, the Guardian Observer, and the New York Daily News—as jazz columnist. In fall 2020, he taught a nine-week online course, Cultural Intelligence: Transcending Race, Embracing Cosmos.
Greg has contributed to two books centering on the work and thought of his mentor, Albert Murray: Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation, and Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), for which he penned the Afterword. Greg has lectured on American cultural history and jazz at Columbia, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hamilton College, and Harvard. Since the pandemic and social uprising, he has been featured on a range of online platforms discussing race, culture, and leadership, including Rebel Wisdom, The Daily Evolver, Aligned Center, The Stoa, Coaches Rising, and Integral Life. His blog is Tune In To Leadership.
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More of this, please: Very smart people, representing the best of the Modern and Progressive worldviews, respectfully debating the nuances of a primary front in the culture war.
Most issues, like gun control, push directly against the values of one worldview or another, but it is interesting to find a stuck issue, like campaign finance reform, that is supported by all three major worldviews:
We’re now on week 7 of my 9-week course on Post-Progressive Politics. I’m pleased to say our 50 person group has gelled nicely—they’re asking tough questions and making great progress. It’s an honor to be with these fine folks every Wednesday night!
Wicked problems are so complex, they can’t be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. Regulating social media is a wicked problem that is begging for a post-progressive solution that can see & balance all the conflicting values involved.