Tom uses his background in cancer research to recast our economy as a human body, using startling metaphor that our economy is suffering from advanced cancer.
Inspired by systems thinking, Tom looks to natural systems for lessons for a healthy economy. He identifies the root cause of the cancerous economy – and its results of inequality, disempowerment and the destruction of the planet – in the mutation of our shared societal values over centuries.
Through ‘On Purpose’ Tom has helped bring together a supportive community of 1,500 people and growing passionate about creating social and environmental impact has created a nurturing community. His ideas and the people he has worked with have been compared to anti-cancerous agents spreading out into the workplace and the economy.