Friction is Your Friend: Why Sharing Values isn’t always Valuable

I hear about it all the time… Collaborate with people who share your values. Really? You know why they say this? Because it is pleasant and easy. When you are around people who share your values you can agree all the time, because you are using the same basis for your judgements. There isn’t much[…]

Co-Created Solution Design Workshop at Chicago Bioneers

I hope you will join me November 2nd in Chicago for a workshop on Co-Created Solution Design at Chicago Bioneers. This workshop is for you if: you work with others that you don’t have total control over to come up with new ideas or actions you want to tap into the wisdom of a group[…]

Bridging

photo credit: dgoomany My grandfather was the foreman for bridge-building crews. And for the last year or so, I have been focused on building conceptual bridges from the old economy into the new. Maybe that is a grandpa gene. As I have been exploring this work of bridging from the old to the new, one[…]

We_b2 and Ci2iGlobal

I am incredibly excited to announce our affiliation with ci2iglobal, the Collective Impact and Innovation Institute. We have been hard at work behind the scenes for over a year, working together to share our wisdom, create useful tools, and facilitate powerful events and laboratories. Our event, We_b, in January at the HUB Brussels brought together some[…]

Asking Questions

We must be careful about asking old modernism questions of the new era. The answers do not compute. This includes things like “why isn’t there a static finite answer to questions about what makes us thrive?” or “why aren’t women successful in traditional male fields **using masculine terms of success**?” Why can’t we answer with[…]

Women: Up Down and Around

I have been watching the “women’s issue” for many years. Today Malachi shared this tweet with me. It links to an Inc article, The Face of Success, Part 2: Where are all the Female Tech Geniuses? My thoughts are too lengthy for a simple tweet. The most important of which I never see spoken of.[…]