James is the president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity, a 501(c)(3) research and education organization based in western Massachusetts, president of the company Vibrancy, an adjunct professor of strategy at the EGADE Business School in Mexico, and a member of Langer’s Mindfulness Lab at Harvard since 2004, Jim has a PhD from UT Austin.  As president of the company VibraMex, Jim is the host for Ellen’s work in Mexico through the Langer Mindfulness Institute in San Miguel de Allende.

Over the past decade, James has bridged the world of practice and the world of academia. He has supported leaders, in organizations across business, government, civil society, and global networks, in bringing greater strategic clarity to their large-scale social changes. In academia, he has explored and documented the foundations of strategy, large-scale social change, and ecosynomics, as well as teaching graduate classes on strategic design and modeling.

James believes a completely different set of agreements can exist among all peoples, agreements in which people can strive towards their own deeper potential. He believes that we will look back to 2010 as a time when the work of a few began to support the emergence of this new set of agreements, in critical, high-leverage ways, and that the Institute for Strategic Clarity played a key role in that work. It will have been through the “naming” of the foundations of the new agreements, what we now call ecosynomics, that people began to identify what they were learning and to connect with each other in support of the new agreements.

When not hanging out with his wife Leslie, he is playing with his kids Jackie and Conor. To be active in their school community, he served for many years on the board. He has also served on the board of the Wimberley Art Institute, and been active with local charitable groups.