Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 28

Twitter made me a better writer

I have been writing professionally since college…over a decade ago. My best opportunities for honing my writing came from limiting word or character count – whether on grant applications, articles, or even forms. So it is not surprising to me that the character count on twitter helped improve my writing. If it hasn’t already done …

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Apr 24

Network Weaving: A Key to Creating Thrivability

photo credit: Aaron Escobar™

My roots are connected deep into the ground, engaged in a continuous interplay with the soil, bacteria, microorganisms, fungi, insects, and water, gathering nourishment to help me thrive.  My leaves and branches dance with the wind, the sun, with animals, birds, insects, microorganisms, bacteria, all in continual flow. My body returns …

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Apr 24

Gross International Happiness

photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography

What does success look like in a thrivable system?

Perhaps success looks like happiness! Figuring out the characteristics of a thrivable system might be looking for systems where there is happiness.

And how do you know if there is happiness? Well as my friend Sian claims …

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Apr 23

The Upward Spiral

Thrivability is all about the intentful creation of upward spirals, positive feedback loops between elements that are generative of diverse, adaptive abundance. This is true both for the design of the ecological aspect of systems, as well as for the social aspect of systems.

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Apr 20

Designing Thrivable Creation Spaces

photo credit: steve p2008

Thrivability, at its core, is all about creating environments that are generative of adaptive diverse abundance, both in the sense of nature, and in the sense of the potential for innovation present in an organization. If people come together with a sense of purposive play, then innovation emerges from the dynamic …

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Apr 07

Carrot, Egg, or Coffee

Reposted from email received. I did not write, but I do love it! A Carrot, an Egg or a Cup of Coffee. Which are you? This was too good of a life lesson not to pass on! A carrot, an egg and a cup of coffee…. You will never look at a cup of coffee …

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