We stepped back for reflection and redefinition, but now that period is over. In 2016 we will relaunch as a firm committed to the emerging practices of creating in social complexity and shifting social patterns in organizations, communities, and systems.
Part one of an update, ten weeks after closing business as usual to find the next form of our work. This update has to do with the results of persistent reflection. Tomorrow's update will describe more practical outcomes.
Matt black metal bars with snake-tongue tips gird the fancy shopping mall. The fence keeps unwanted elements of society out of the polished travertine interiors. On the other side of the fence two black milk crates sit on the dusty side walk. One is covered with a taped-together cardboard box onto which a greying blind man has lowered himself. His [...]
I want to write. Write something nourishing and life-giving. I’m on draft number seven and it is absolutely bland and tasteless. As if I used plaster of Paris instead of flour to bake my bread. Lynda Berry describes writer’s block as that sticky moment when you show up to play, and the world with which you want to play is [...]