Monthly Archives: October 2018

Fallout: The Failure of Dominant Narratives

A dominant narrative is a story that takes on a life of it’s own: it becomes the accepted norm. Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, all across the United States, tens of thousands of nuclear fallout shelters were built, nearly twenty … Continue reading

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New York: Divided

Our view into a community is inherently divided: we see just one layer, one context. One city. The last few days, walking through New York, i find myself moving not just up and down, across the grid, but also through … Continue reading

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New York: Looking Up

My head is caught up in perspectives: as i plan the Dereliction Walk, i’m walking around the city, choosing locations, sitting writing in cafes. Head down. Focussed. When we are focussed, it’s hard to look up. And not ‘looking up’ … Continue reading

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12 Modes of Innovation

Arguably, there is only one definition of ‘innovation’, which must read something like ‘to create something outside a known frame of understanding’: for me there is something about looking beyond the frames and context that we know, and looking through … Continue reading

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The Trust Sketchbook

‘The Trust Sketchbook’ is a guided, reflective, journey, through the Landscape of Trust. It’s the first publication from two years of research into ‘how trust works’, and ‘what we can do about it’, that i’ve been carrying out with a … Continue reading

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Illustrating the New York ‘Dereliction Walk’

I’m creating the map for the New York ‘Dereliction Walk’, which i shared a short post on last week. Today i have completed four illustrations, three of them for locations on the map, and one for the cover of a … Continue reading

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‘The Landscape of Stories’: A Social Leadership ‘Storytelling’ Certification

To be a Social Leader is to understand the power of stories, to be an authentic storyteller. Not just stories of consensus and agreement, not just easy stories, shared within our trusted tribe, about known subjects. But rather to understand … Continue reading

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