Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31

Catalyzing Creativity

While I am not sure I quite agree, a recent article in The Atlantic proclaims that there are two ways to save the economy: innovation and inflation. Inflation sounds like a postponement of the issue, so let’s focus on innovation. As I wrote Innovation Types a few weeks ago, I had in mind the processes …

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Oct 17

Experience Stories

Today I posted on twitter:

“It continues to amaze and baffle me how much the interior mind creates the experience of the exterior world. What do you do with that?”

It simply deserves more than just that, so I am expounding on it here. Play with me?

First, let me not imply that the interior …

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Oct 13

Financial Thrivability

I have had google alerts on “thrivability” for three years now, and I was very excited when a recent alert sent me to a press release: The Patterson Foundation Invests in Partner’s Thrivability. When the Patterson Foundation uses the term thrivability, they mean financial thrivability. Our collaborator Kevin Clark has also been working with nonprofits …

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Oct 12

Positively Insane

Today Gregory (On the Spiral) tweets:

Which links to a Scientific American article, The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking. And I think this is a great excuse to debunk the sense that because I am positive focused and nurturing, that I live in some lala land of illusion where everything is soft and beautiful and …

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Oct 11

Innovation Types

There is a lot of energy around innovation as we struggle between old economic structures and systems and new ones. Are we really talking about the same kinds of innovation or not? In working with a coaching client who catalyzes innovation, I developed the following chart and typing (borrowing from a dozen models I found …

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Oct 10

Ruined: The Crush of Enlightenment

The more I learn about systems, the more I feel I am ruined now. Like any good enlightenment, once it happens, you can’t ever quite go back to thinking the way you did before. I can’t go back to thinking the world has single/independent problems or single solutions. I can’t believe in single causes. And …

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