• Elizabeth Holmes – At The Bleeding Edge Of Medicine.
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    In keeping with our regular series on ‘PYNKr’s‘ (people you need to know), this week we feature another group of individuals who are disrupting the status quo and revolutionizing our access to ideas, innovations and technologies, starting with Elizabeth Holmes. In a business world that favors males (15 percent of U.S. venture funding goes to startup teams that include a woman, and only 2.7 percent of venture funding goes to female CEOs), Holmes has stealthily…

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  • Are You Bursting With The Next Big Idea? This Might Help.
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    In case you thought crowd funding came and went and no-one cares about Kickstarter or Indigogo any more… think again. With explosive growth of 1,000 percent in 5 years, it’s estimated by Fundable that by 2020 the model of open source funding will contribute $500 billion in investment, generate 1.2 trillion in economic value and stimulate more than 2 million new jobs. When you consider that around 6 million entrepreneurs launch companies every year and only a fraction…

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  • From “Ego System” To Ecosystem.
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    Tapping our collective capacity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We all acknowledge that we’re facing institutional failures on a grand scale, perpetuated by what Otto Sharmer calls an ‘Ego System’ vs ‘Eco System‘; which continues to produce solutions that are anything but. So how do we intentionally design a social operating system that fosters our ability to connect, interact, sense and comprehend from a place of conscious…

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  • The Ultimate Relationship Toolkit.
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    Systems thinking allows us to see the structures within complex situations and that knowledge makes it possible to get things done. Awesome. What then? Business, government and private sector are all suffering from being taught to think within conventional frameworks, but even as we open up to radical new ways of rethinking how we tackle our many issues and are able to observe the uncommon dimensions where new and unexpected connections lay, we’re still missing…

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  • Civic Ecology Is An Anchor In An Era Of Disruptive Change.
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    Urbanization is a global phenomenon that we’ve traditionally viewed as a social-technological process, but it is also a social-ecological process where cities are increasingly building to include biodiversity and sustainable systems that shift the ways in which we work, interact and live. As urbanization expands (remember the recent stats we quoted that have the world’s population exploding to around 9 billion by 2050?), we’re considering the impacts…

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