Movement Building and Collective Impact

In an article written for Fast Company, Kaihan Krisppendorff, identifies four steps to building an effective social movement, which I have adapted below: 1. A community forms around a common goal or aspiration. 2. The community mobilizes its resources to act on the goal/aspiration. 3. The community crafts solutions and acts to deliver them. 4. The movement … Continue reading Movement Building and Collective Impact

Acceptance

We can't do it when we are young. We know too little. We have not tasted enough truth. Eventually we can taste everything: the sweet, the bitter, everything in between. One day, Wisdom appears at our door. Small and unsure at first, it speaks nonetheless, each word finding courage from the last. One day we … Continue reading Acceptance

Zombie-like at Wally World

I walked around Wal-Mart the other day. From one end to the other. I bought stuff and almost bought other stuff. I asked a staff person where something was. She pointed. "Over there past the George Foremans, next to the computer stuff." Perhaps I looked dazed. She added, "Yeh I know. No matter where you … Continue reading Zombie-like at Wally World

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth IS Dot Com

I have always been curious. When someone tells you to put your money where your mouth is, just how much money should one put there? I mean, you don't want look cheap and noncommittal, but shove too much cash in there and you'll be accused of grandstanding or ridiculed for paying too much for walking … Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Mouth IS Dot Com