trillium in an old-growth forest Can businesses be designed like complex adaptive systems? This is the question that Roger L. Martin explores in his new book When More Isn't Better: Overcoming America's Obsession with Economic Efficiency. The book opens much like Mariana Mazzucato's The Value of Everything--it opens with a long critique of our current … Continue reading Businesses and Complex Adaptive Systems
The TUNING Toolkit is a set of tools that helps people turn their ideas into B.Corps, NonProfits, and DIY/Open Source projects that make the world better. It’s designed specifically for projects sparked by a desire to help people. The TUNING Toolkit is kicked off with a Prelude and ends in a Coda. In between the … Continue reading Coda: The TUNING Toolkit
This post is part of a series that fleshes out The TUNING Toolkit – a toolkit that helps people move their ideas forward. REVIEW The TUNING Toolkilt has three sections: BELIEVE, CREATE, and ORGANIZE. In the BELIEVE section, we defined a high-level goal, telling ourselves that we have what it takes to achieve it, and … Continue reading CREATE: Love the Process
This post is part of a series that fleshes out The TUNING Toolkit – a toolkit that helps people move their ideas forward. REVIEW The TUNING Toolkit is a set of concepts that we can use to move our ideas forward. The Toolkit has three short sections, titled BELIEVE, CREATE, and ORGANIZE. This post is … Continue reading BELIEVE: See the Future
I’m a Democrat concerned about the future of the Republican Party.A problem that I observe in my own friend-and-colleague-circles is that Democrats can lump Trump-voters into one group. This causes harm.Why? Because Republicans aren’t monolithic. Many that I know are fiscally conservative, but socially moderate, which makes them have qualities and beliefs that even Dems … Continue reading How Might We Bring People Closer to the Social Justice Movement?
I'm trying really hard to count my blessings as we wind down this terrible year. But that exercise feels a little off when there is so much to be sad and angry about. And while I don't want to linger in the sadness, I want to give it the respect and thoughtfulness that it deserves. … Continue reading The Big Picture
If you are passionate about something, find a way to work on it. The work can be small as in the amount of time, but make it consistent. Maybe it’s an hour every Thursday morning without fail. Over the course of 6 weeks or so, you will have made progress. WHY work on things you … Continue reading What Are You Passionate About?
With the polarized political environment we are in, there's a lot of advice out there on how to have effective arguments. An effective argument is one in which both parties remain open and not feel shut down. When we talk to each other in a way that allows us to remain open, then there is … Continue reading Being Right vs Being Effective
Populism - a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups. I don't normally write about politics, but I am very concerned about our recent election. Trump has opened the door to populism and it seems that many in his party are considering … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING POPULISM
Patience is a skill. It's a handy skill to develop. Patience positions you to see losses as a temporary situation. It positions you to see the big picture and play the long game.