• This Week: It’s All Connected.
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    “It’s time we notice and respect that we are a vital part of increasingly interdependent systems… especially in this period of exponential complexity and unhealthy polarization. Driving real change requires we break the silos between departments, ideas and time itself. The goal is not merely survival; we all want to thrive! Doing so will demand we offer relevance + meaningful connection + innovation. And getting there means shifting from pushing…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG: On Managing Complexity.
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    Welcome to the age of increasing complexity, volatility, interdependence, diversity, ambiguity, flux and more. Bring it on… Our team ended the year with gratitude for all we had learned and accomplished—and with a resolution to start 2015 with a plan to somehow make it feel less crazy. Turns out that will take more than a clever new app and more sleep (two things we remain fans of nonetheless). It starts with an appreciation of what it is we are really being asked to do.…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG: Trust As Currency.
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    Trust. Transparency. Reputation. Privacy. Nine years ago eBay gave us a taste of what was possible. Since then, advancing technology and growing social footprints are enabling us to connect with others in ways that would have seemed reckless back then: giving rides to strangers (Lyft), letting them stay in our beds (Airbnb), entering their homes to eat a meal (Feastly). All of which are generating new social standards, both for living and transacting, and shifting expectations…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG: We The Economy.
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    Though fundamental to our well-being, few can speak with a lot of confidence on the Economy:  How it works? And how it’s shifting? And how any of this impacts us? In an effort to help us all better grasp the basics – and hopefully then become more informed voters — an ambitious new project launched last week, partnering 20 award-winning directors with 10 highly credentialed economists to create 20 short films that each explain a specific aspect of the Economy in 5-8min.…

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  • Moving From a Culture of Extraction to Contribution.
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    As we state in THEBIGSHIFT microsite, “probably the biggest shift of all that we’ve observed is the rising consciousness that we are not simply moving from an analog world to a digital one, but instead are seeing the diminishing returns of a culture and economy rooted in extraction, as compared to the thrust and velocity generated by innovators who choose to approach it all with a sense of contribution. As this excerpt from an article last week in the NY Times…

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