• 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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  • Unified Vision: A LAUNCHpad For Your Big New Idea.
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    The biggest limitation we face on earth is the earth itself. Recognizing that we must transform the current system of materials and manufacturing to one that positively impacts the social, environmental and economic state of the world, a new open innovation platform has launched with the mandate to advance breakthrough ideas that foster a more sustainable planet. Founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State,…

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  • Pinpointing This Week: Unified Vision.
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    A systemic conception of life and a unified way of looking at the world used to be our default way of thinking for the roughly 5 million years of our existence, but somewhere along the way we became reductionists and forgot why a whole systems view of life is integral (and imperative) to the biological, cognitive, social and ecological dimensions of life. Reminding us that life, in and of itself, is really a system of networks and relationships — a continual flow of self-making,…

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