Advisory Board

Medard Gabel

Medard Gabel is the CEO of BigPictureSmallWorld and BigPicture Consulting, and is the author of six books on global problems, resources and strategies, the global energy situation, the global food situation, the U.S. food system, planning, and multinational corporations.
BigPictureSmallWorld is dedicated to providing quality educational, training, and consulting programs that inform, inspire, and empower. They work with schools, colleges, corporations, and organizations around the world. Their mission is to turn information overload into sensible knowledge that leads to effective action. More specifically, they seek to motivate and excite students, executives, and others about the wonders and challenges of the global predicament and how we can participate in shaping the world to match our values. They use simulations, games, web movies, lectures, assemblies, teacher development, consulting, books, and curriculum materials toward this purpose.
Medard authored Energy, Earth, and Everyone: A Global Energy Strategy for Spaceship Earth, Ho-Ping—Food for Everyone, Planning Diseases, and the innovative Amazon download Where to find 4 billion new customers: expanding the world’s marketplace; Smart companies looking for new growth opportunities should consider broadening their ideas about customers, and he coauthored Global Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation and Regenerating America: Meeting the Challenge of Building Local Economies.
Medard has conducted workshops, consulted, and given lectures for over 400 corporations, colleges, universities, high schools, organizations, and governments throughout the world — including the U.S. Congress, United Nations, GM, IBM, and Motorola.
He is the former executive director of the World Game Institute, a UN-affiliated NGO. He worked with Buckminster Fuller for 12 years where he learned the power and utility of whole systems thinking, global perspectives, and a good sense of humor. He has been designing, developing, and delivering experiential educational programs since 1970.