Republican Judo

January 25, 2017
I’m a lifelong Republican because experience and evidence have repeatedly demonstrated that: Well-informed individuals operating in markets outperform well-intentioned bureaucrats implementing grand multi-year strategies; Where markets can’t Read More

Should You Co-Create?

December 12, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close with a new American presidential administration poised to take power, some people fear reductions in large social, environmental, and Read More

Healthy Workers, Healthy Bottom-Line

September 13, 2016
When people are healthier, they're wealthier. When they're wealthier, they're healthier. That pretty much sums up several decades of research by the Robert Wood Johnson Read More

Making Partnership Work for You

August 9, 2016
Consider a tale of two partnerships. Both set out to tackle a big problem. Both unite companies big and small; national and local governments; and Read More

Collaboration Tip #5: DON’T Just Invite the Usual Suspects

May 24, 2016
Who to invite to your co-creation party? Whether you’re trying to jumpstart a community garden or start a world wide community, the right invites can Read More

Collaboration Tip #4: DON’T Collaborate Unless You Must

April 28, 2016
Collaboration sounds so simple. It's a kindergarten value, right? Don't eat paste. Don't run with scissors. Play nice together in the sandbox. But if you've Read More

Collaboration Tip #3: Connect as Human Beings

April 25, 2016
  Michael Porter coined the term “shared value” but creating that kind of value starts by creating real human connection, building trust, finding shared purpose. Institutions Read More

Collaboration Tip #2: Fall in love with problems

December 7, 2015
Adaptive problems are complex, multilayered challenges that call for true collaboration (see Collaboration Tip #1 for an overview of adaptive problems). One common pitfall of Read More
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