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Bottlenecks for change

Influential community leaders might hinder transformations in natural resource management. Adaptive governance and the active engagement of resource users at different scales is increasingly considered to be crucial for changes in the governance of ecosystems services. However, there are also … Continue reading

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Extreme Events

An extreme event (Xevent) is a rare incidence with potentially significant societal implications. While a specific Xevent has a low probability, due to the range of possible Xevents and due to a myriad of global networks acting as transmission paths, … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

Think of the toughest problems in your organization or community. What if they’d already been solved and you didn’t even know it? In The Power of Positive Deviance, the authors present a counterintuitive new approach to problem-solving. Their advice? Leverage … Continue reading

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The Chinese Bamboo Story – A Lesson in Patience

A great lesson of patience, persistence and hard work can be learned from the story of planting Chinese bamboo. Unlike most other plants, Chinese bamboo is quite unique on its own. When this bamboo is planted, watered, and nurtured for … Continue reading

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The concept of change in the age of P2P and the Commons

Michel Bauwens talks at TEDxHornstull, October 2011

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Occupy Wall Street, Swarm Behavior & Self-Organized Criticality

If you’ve been watching the Occupy Wall Street protests these last few weeks, you may be surprised by how quickly it spread from a small group of disgruntled youth in New York to a planetary mobilization that is now active … Continue reading

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Unlearning in crisis and change

What do you need to know in order to effect change? What do you need to learn to bring change about? These are questions that we ask as we set out to become agents of change. But we should also … Continue reading

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Want to Change the World? Study Deep History

Read Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it.  We’ve all heard this adage and many among us take to heart the wisdom of looking backward as a vital practice for understanding the future. We must understand … Continue reading

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A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change

The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire … Continue reading

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Embracing Complexity

Read In his job as chief investment strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management, Michael J. Mauboussin has developed a healthy appreciation for complexity. Along the way—through his reports, books, teaching at Columbia Business School, and frequent conference appearances—he has become … Continue reading

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