About the Author

Climbing Mt. Rainier

Climbing Mt. Rainier

Thanks for visiting “The Collapse of Civility”.

My name is Richard Bird and I am intrigued with  identifying the causes for the loss of civility in all aspects of our society, and what can be done to bring about a change in the way that we interact with each other on an individual basis, and within our communities, schools, corporations and amongst nations.

My goal is to inspire just one person to think about how their individual actions impact, effect, motivate, form and change the lives of those around them. My analysis, observations, theories and action plans are not intended to change the whole world all at once. Instead, I want to change the world one person at a time; one company at a time and one nation at a time.

And, I recognize that the greatest opportunity for change is within myself.

I have held several executive positions in corporate America, and I have traveled extensively around the world. Over the last 15 years, I have worked for some of the world’s largest companies as well as start-ups. During the course of my working career, I have managed large scale change initiatives across multiple industries. Through my community involvement, I have spent a considerable amount of time in both the inner-city and rural areas. I believe that the combination of my corporate, community and travel experiences has led to helping me understand some small bit about why civility has eroded in our modern society – as well as leading me to some conclusions on how we can take steps to bring about a modern, usable and functional form of civility.

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