Imagine if there were no differences among generations. Does one of us really want the next generation to be exactly like this one? Or the one before? Generations begin as children brought into the world by the children of the previous generation and each into their own "time." Generations differ because of all that transpires … Continue reading Imagine if there were no generational differences
Change happens when rules are broken; when an upstart group of people rebel against broken systems and rote habits and try something radically different or brand spanking new; and when people have the courage, if not the audacity, to throw away our failures and seek a better way to frame and reshape, if not reinvent, … Continue reading Time to Break Some Rules
This is the slide deck from the presentation I did at the Poverty Reduction Summit in Ottawa in May 2015. I give custom workshops on Upside Down Thinking. Contact me for more info.
This is the first installment of a series from a long essay I am writing about philanthropy or more specifically about the need for a major, if not radical shift, toward democratic philanthropy. The essay will be included in a book of exposition and criticism I am writing, currently entitled "Heretical Propositions." Money can mean a lot of things … Continue reading Heretical Propositions: Toward Democratic Philanthropy (Part One)
Over my career in the human services sector, I have been a part of many collaborative and cross-sector efforts that were formed to address a critical social problem. In most cases, if not all, the social problem being addressed was interwoven with economics. So, the problem was more accurately a socio-economic problem. As well every … Continue reading Questions We Must Answer to End Poverty