Problem Solving

Why We Hover- And How to Hover to Win

October 27, 2015
As kids and parents get into the heart of this school year, we face a dilemma: to hover or not to hover. Biology commands us Read More

A Six-Word Story

August 11, 2015
Ernest Hemingway inspired the idea of six-word stories with his famous challenge and the first, six-word story: “Baby shoes for sale, never worn.” When we Read More

Students Take Up the Challenge of Nourishing 9 Billion

August 6, 2015
If you were born in the 1800s, your career prospects began and ended on the farm. Over 75 percent of Americans made their living in Read More

Collaborating for a Cure to Ebola and Beyond

March 11, 2015
In March, Beatrice Yordoldo, the last known Ebola patient in Liberia, was released from a Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of Read More

The Mystery of Innovation

October 30, 2014
Mystery surrounds innovations. In the popular imagination we often think of innovation as creating marvel breakthroughs —new gizmos or gadgets that enrich our lives. These technologies may become patented and thereby proprietary to its inventor. Society will benefit, Read More
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“Scale” has become the Holy Grail of many social innovations More >
Most organizations are not democracies. Some are flatter or more More >
I soon discovered that it doesn’t really matter whether your introduction to CollaborateUp is through an issue solving workshop, or at an event as Richard brings all the chaos together with his savvy charm and good humour - the most important thing is that you get to engage and work with these great folks! My biggest take out over the past five years of being a part of their world – collaboration is a process and you’re not going to get very far unless you know what problem you’re all trying to solve together. The CollaborateUp framework helps by asking simple questions to help reveal the big answers. - Cate O’Kane, Founder, &co partnership consultancy
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“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute