Archive for March, 2010

Late one night in early fall last year I was sitting in the breathtaking Eastern Sierras, having spent the day teaching the Rainer Arnhold (social innovation) Fellows with Kevin Starr, finishing an article for JustMeans that was a few weeks overdue. I was high – from spending time with young people who do not accept […]

Give up your Mission Vision and Values Last Sunday evening, I spoke to a group of 130 StartingBloc Social Innovators at the NYU Stern Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship. It was a bright, engaged group whose collective mood was improved when StartingBloc’s Program Director, Taryn Miller-Stevens, made everybody get up and dance for three minutes […]

Context is everything. Sometimes when weʼre intent on communicating we donʼt see the wider view. Did this babysitter mean to connect herself with the ad behind her notice? Maybe so, somebody took her number. No wonder our financial system is in trouble.

We believe that communication is the single, universal factor that can solve literally every problem the world is facing. Ask any CEO, entrepreneur, manager, founder, investor, board member or employee what frustrates them about their organization, and more than likely, they will describe communication. Talk to any mother, father, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, child or sibling […]