The spirit of the river in collaboration

December 9, 2014

So much of our mental model about what works in our world, is built around the notion of personal achievement. We celebrate the individual by giving them money, recognition, profile or position. This is not a bad thing in and of itself. It’s just not enough, and at some level, we know that, despite its…

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How much work can we really do alone?

September 30, 2014

It is easy in a noisy world to want time alone. It’s easy when your diary is full, your commitments significant, your time short to want to be left alone, to have the autonomy and freedom to just get stuff done or to tell others to just ‘do it’ themselves. I have talked to hundreds…

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People Power

October 2, 2013

I, like many people, feel that politicians and very senior business people are too slow to act. They juggle a complexity of stakeholders with much invested in retaining the status quo. I understand the fear of change on this scale; whole industries are likely to cease to exist. Following the global financial crisis, we have…

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Adopt a 70 year old – Help them learn and grow

August 13, 2013

Helping hand – by Fabian Dattner Once upon a time, the teachers were all older than the students.  Once upon a time IF you were older, you could reasonably expect to lend a hand to someone younger, to help them do something, learn something, grow, develop skills, and generally be more able in the world.…

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