• Nancy’s Blog: From Scarcity To Abundance – Big Opportunities For Business.
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    In 2003, Pulitizer-prize winning civilization scholar, Jared Diamond, gave a TED talk entitled “Why Do Societies Collapse?”. Since then this talk—which shares the signs that collapse is near—has been viewed over 1.3MM times. In 2012, Silicon Valley pioneer and founder of Singulariy University, Peter Diamandis teamed up with our pal, author Steven Kotler, to invite us into a future of Abundance, in which they argue: “Humanity… is now entering a period of radical…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG: What Bold Looks Like.
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    These past few weeks I’ve spent an unusually large amount of time deconstructing what it takes to create and champion world changing ideas that, as Melissa Waggener describes, advance human progress. While it’s tempting to talk a lot about the fear of risk and incumbent structures that seem to swallow up really big ideas, we’ll use our spotlight to shine on ideas that don’t seem possible, yet somehow are. And we offer you a “two-fer” by synthesizing two weeks of Cultural…

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  • Bold Will Help You Change The World.
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    How appropriate as we highlight ‘bold’ as our theme for this week, that we learn of the latest book launch by Steven Kotler & Peter Diamandis, aptly titled exactly that. We’ve mentioned Steven and his involvement in the Flow Genome Project several times, but he’s also a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist. Bold, unfolds in three parts: “Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting…

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  • BOLD.
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    Being bold can mean many things to many people. For some such as Lizzie Velasquez, it can mean overcoming personal adversity as one of only two people on the planet that have a condition that doesn’t allow them to gain body fat (which for some would be a dream come true but the reality is far from ideal), using humor and courage to become a motivational speaker and author. Others like Cambrian Genomics, are making bold breakthroughs in the world of science—actually…

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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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