Inspiration and Provocation

Dispatches from Switzerland (and Italy) 👣

Hey friends! I’m on my flight home from two amazing weeks in Europe. The first was on Lake Constanz about two hours east of Zurich where I facilitated a retreat for the Climate Breakthrough Project. I think of the Climate Breakthrough Project as the MacArthur Genius...

What the World Needs Now

                            Hey there! My wife Christine and I took last week off to play with our kids because it was their Spring Break. Oh my goodness - that was really fun and really tiring!!...

I don’t want to hear “I’m sorry.”

A couple years ago my wife, Christine and I went on a weekend getaway double-date with our good friends, Bob & Jane. I was so excited to see everyone and probably ate too much sugar that afternoon and Friday night I basically talked my face off to the three of...

What I’ve Been Up to Lately

 Friends, I hope all of you are safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. This month I have been deeply immersed in our work to support two clients who are advancing racial equity in the US education system: The Raikes Foundation’s Building Equitable...

Five Tactics for Disrupting Systems

Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this notion that there might be two primary ways to go about accomplishing spread/scale in the social sector: broad and deep. When I think about broad I think about getting an intervention to everyone who might benefit as...

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