Saturday, October 23, 2010

Who's Next?


"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has." 

- Margaret Mead

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And Many More

"9 years stacked within my soul."

Youth count. At SMITH.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Other Way Around

I don't come from the consulting world. But having moved from corporate to non-profit, I can attest to everything in this article.

“The approach to problem solving, and general project management in the non-profit world and for-profit world are similar,” says Ms Cunningham. “But the negotiation skills, listening, empathy and the client collaboration are quite different. [With non-profits] you need to understand the clients’ culture, to understand their personal agenda and to appreciate the constraints the clients are operating under.”

Friday, October 8, 2010

Why Context Matters

Interview video, transcript, and comments at Big Think.

Perpetual polarity is, to me, killing business and political media. I don't think any ideology or management strategy is forever relevant. Rather, their relevance is more dependent on context. Who is involved? What is happening around them? When is this happening? When I have a conversation with someone who infers that "conservative" or "liberal" agendas are the beginning, middle, and end of every single problem or solution, from every single angle, my eyes gloss over.

It's the same for single solutions considered applicable to all remotely relevant problems, at all times, in all contexts. Better to keep informed and make adjustments when necessary than to be lost in a truth that is no longer.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Morning After

"Maturity means taking a respectful attitude toward uncertainty. You can be honest. You can stop lying to yourself. You can find ethics that way. But if you think you're going to just wrap your lasso around the next big truth, you're out of your mind."

-Karen Schultz, Author and Sexpert

Get in touch. At Slate.