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Creating a mindset to work with failure

Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing.  In complex systems with complex challenges, failure is inevitable and desired.  If we need to prototype to sense our way forward we have to have a mindset that can handle failure.

On Saturday at the Art of Participatory Leadership in Petaluma my new friend [...]

A dialogue poem

Some of my friends and I with in the Art of Hosting community create poems from our work as a kind of harvest, a way of listening to the voices shared in a circle and reflecting back to the group, it’s wholeness using the words of those in the room.  The poems are written [...]

Time and creativity

Nice little video which demonstrates factors which enable creativity and those which impede it.

Anthony Braxton on marginalized self expression

I used to be a huge fan of Anthony Braxton back in the day.  Braxton is an unapologetic free music practitioner, a brilliant composer and improviser and a disruptive influence in the world of American music, and jazz in particular.

Here is a a lovely piece from him talking about the difference in perception [...]

Social life as practice

In this article, stringing together some obersvations about Louis CK and Mary Halvorson, Seth Colter Walls touches on the wellspring of collaboration.

He writes a little of the play that replaces rehearsal for true improvisers, of finding outlets of artistic practice where

“no one person is responsible for all the tunes—if tunes are [...]

Dealing with disruption

I was listening to a brilliant interview with the theologian and scholar Walter Bruggeman this morning.  He was talking about “the prophetic imagination” and using the poetry of the Old Testament prophets to make a point about a key capacity that is missing in the world right now: the ability to deal with [...]

Rain is the perfect offer

Watch what happens when a rain delay forces two US college baseball teams to get creative.  They improvise.

So much to love in this, including the fact that they created set pieces, scenes and then when they ran out of ideas staged a dance contest together.  It [...]

From the feed

A review of things that caught my eye this week:

In #Occupy news, three articles of note: The Good (an #Occupy Wall Street Open Space), The Bad (an #Occupy LA arrest and torture) and The Ugly (Republican messaging regarding #Occupy). And The Helpful.  A story about the choices cities make in dealing with [...]

Visioning as the estuary of action

This is an estuary.  It is the place where a river goes to die.  Everything the river has ever been and everything it has carried within it, is deposited at it’s mouth where the flow slows down and the water merges with the ocean.  These are places of incredible calm and richness, but [...]

Field work, football and Tiki Taka

A brilliant post from Field work, football and Tiki Taka @ Dance of Unity:

Their style of play is known as Tiki Taka, commonly spelled tiqui-taca in Spanish. In Wikipedia is it shortly described as “A style of play characterised by short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, and maintaining possession.” With [...]