Tag Archives: Change

Story Handles

A ‘Story Handle’ is something that you can grab hold of: it’s a notion that i am developing as part of the work around ‘Storytelling in Social Leadership’: today, i’m sharing a reflection upon that. Some stories fly, whilst others … Continue reading

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The Six O’Clock Community: Transient Infrastructure

It’s rare that i still find the Blue Frog setting up, but a particularly early start today meant that they were still hanging signs and fixing the tent. The coffee, when it landed, was perfect. A carefully choreographed start to … Continue reading

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Remnants

I spent last week driving through the Highlands, moving between fishing villages and towns, themselves a legacy of the Clearances, where rural populations were displaced by acquisitive land owners, appropriating the commons. The shoreside settlements thrived on salmon and herring, … Continue reading

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The Wheel

Discarded and decayed: most farms have this corner, the space where things are left. Not intentionally to rot, but a purposeless place. Things that have run their course. Mangled machinery. Broken down, perhaps with a vague notion that it will … Continue reading

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The New York Dereliction Walk: Failure, Innovation, and Social Movements for Change

Things change: the cities, towns, and rural landscapes that we live within do not form a passive backdrop to our actions, but rather cast a sharp shadow from them. Today i am sharing my full notes and research for ‘The … Continue reading

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Why Storytelling

Stories are not just words. They are ideas, they carry meaning. A story can reinforce and confirm those things that you already know to be true, it can open up new areas for us to recognise our own ignorance within, … 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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