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Life in the Beat Nation


Over the past 15 years First Nations artists in Canada have taken to hip hop as a powerful storytelling method.  First Nations hip hop is an incredible blend of traditional art forms, evocative imagery and raw and real exerpience relayed with a beat.  It’s as if hip hop was built for indigenous [...]

Dealing with the architecture of fear

Just read an article on how the fear of failure is the greatest thing holding back innovation in the business world. One reads these kinds of articles all the time. The essence is that unless we can let go of fear or deal with our deep need to be in control at all times, [...]

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it –

Douglas Rushkoff has a useful article on the Occupy movement.  I am actually loath indulge in much analysis over what is happening in New York and now elsewhere, because the events defy analysis, especially from a traditional lens.  But in this article, Rushkoff points to some of the things that are happening and why [...]

Lingering impressions from Occupy Wall Street

It’s been a week since I was in New York City visiting the camp in Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Park) where the Occupy Wall Street movement was in full swing.

I was struck mostly by their process, but also by the earnest and deliberate attention that these people, young and old are giving to [...]

Wiser Together: Partnering Across Generations

Two dear friends, Ashley Cooper and Juanita Brown, are up to some world-changing mischief together in the mountains of North Carolina.  They are going deep into hosting intergenerational conversations.  Here’s why, from Juanita:

I have always been fascinated by large-scale systems change and what might enable whole societies to shift into more life-affirming patterns. [...]

How brains build societies

I’m at a Casey Family Programs conference in Seattle that is looking at applying science to early learning in kids.  The people here are learning about brain science and the results of early adverse childhood experiences and what the science can tell us about how we should react in the policy sphere to create [...]

Meg Wheatley’s 12 principles for supporting healthy community

I’m a sucker for principles, because principles help us to design and do what is needed and help us to avoid bringing pre-packaged ideas and one-size-fits-all solutions to every problem.  And of course, I’m a sucker for my friend Meg Wheatley. Today, in our Art of Hosting workshop in central Illinois, Tenneson Woolf and [...]

Searching for innovation in child and youth work

Hosting an Open Space gathering in Kamloops today with about 40 people who work hard around issues of child and youth health.  We are exploring ways to connect differently and do our work at the next level.  The conversations have started and the topics are rich.  I thought I would put the list here [...]

Principles for changing the climate…of global summits

So we had our little learning village today with the kids at Aine’s learning centre which my partner, daughter and I designed.  We explored these questions of what kind of inner climate is needed to engage around questions of climate change and the kids followed the energy.  They got really interested [...]

Hosting an inner climate village

As part of a global call to host Inner Climate Global Villages, tomorrow my daughter Aine and I will host a cafe at her learning centre with 16 young people aged 11-14 on these questions: What is it as young people that helps us feel connected to a big global issue like climate change [...]