Community, The Structure of Belonging

If we want a change in culture, the work is to change the conversation.

Seeing Regeneration

We can develop the capacity to see the road that leads towards healthy ecosystems, trade relationships, and business models.

Let the future show you the way

Rather than dreading our future, let’s embrace that our future is shaped by the choices we make today, now.

How do we get people to care about the future?

Societal transformation depends on communicating and embracing the long view. But the human impulse toward instant gratification is a powerful foe. Here are some potential workarounds.

Believe in a kid, and she’ll give the world a symphony

Favio Chavez knows that music is powerful. And that believing in people is too. He made instruments out of trash, then taught kids others had given up on how to play. Talk about community building.

We need a new language for the collaborative age

“Language encodes our thinking,” says Nilofer Merchant in Wired/UK. “To write a new future, we need to use a new language.” For example, what are we doing calling customers “users”?

‘Fantastic Mistakes’: Advice from Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s advice to the University of the Arts graduating class of 2012 was simple: the old rules are crumbling, and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own.

We are one species on one finite planet

Seeing the whole earth rotating in space tends to tweak your consciousness. A film by the Planetary Collective compiles images of our planet and interviews with the astronauts who shot them.

Are our institutions at the end of their life cycle?

Don Tapscott says we have 40 years to reindustrialize the planet. Every organization needs to innovate to transform our business models.This isn’t dire handwringing, it’s a rally cry.

Tomorrow’s workplace will be run by smiling women

Digital strategist Dominic Basulto forecasts that the workplace of tomorrow will be run by women who use design thinking and measure success by how happy we feel. We agree.