I posted an article on the importance of engagement artisan. It is the core of my work. In this piece I argue that engagement will change the world. This is inviting conversations that move people from compliance to contribution and from entitlement to empowerment wherever they learn, work and live. We need a planet of
China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years — a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come. The government, often by fiat, is replacing
It’s comforting to believe that there’s an essential version of each of us — that good people behave well, bad people behave badly, and those tendencies reside within us. But the growing evidence suggests that, on some level, who we are — litterbug or good citizen, for example — changes from moment to moment, depending
After days of being the target of tear gas and police water cannons, protesters in Gezi Park, in Taksim Square here, were tense on Wednesday night, girded for conflict. Instead they got a piano performance. Davide Martello, a German musician in the new age, Paul Winter mold, arrived with a three-man team, hauling a grand
The product is the current product, the culture is the next hundred products. via Evernote’s Quest To Become A 100-Year-Old Startup | Fast Company | Business + Innovation This is Evernote CEO Phil Libin talking about their ambition to be a 100-year old startup, given that only a few thousand companies around today have sustained
You’re a regular customer to many products and services. In the context of distinctions between regular and loyal customers, in how many of these relationships do you feel engaged as a user? What would invite more engagement beyond being asked for money, feedback, returns, and referrals? What would authentic engagement look like?
I live in a region, one of too many, where old conversations of “priorities”continue to keep people stuck together. Aside from the fact that they are usually deficiency rather than abundance based, these debates are marketed as crucial and compelling. Under the veneer of hand-wringing consternation is the desire of institutions and investors to figure
Rather than just being places to work, eat, and be entertained, buildings of the future might be used for “systemic” roles: say, generating power, or reusing garbage. Or, as in the designs here–cleaning up the air. Over the past few months, five teams at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Design School have been imagining buildings that
In recent work with the top new graduates across Mexico in Mexico City, I found exciting receptivity to making social differences in their country. It helps that their school, Tecnologico de Monterrey, has a bias for community-engaged experiential learning. Pedagogy matters.
A new study now details the mechanism behind mindfulness meditation, which has previously been unclear, to find that anxiety levels could fall to as much as 39 percent. via Brain Scans Reveal Modern Meditation Can Stop Everyday Worries; Lowers Anxiety By 39% : Healthy Living : Medical Daily This from Fadel Zeidan, lead author and