Networked Leader: Trabian Shorters

From India’s most remote forests to New York’s high-rises, fifteen years of experience have convinced me that the most successful social innovators instinctively construct networks as their organizational strategy. These successful innovators have shown...

The Networked Leader

Our increasingly networked world requires a new style of leadership. Networked leadership. A networked leader facilitates the relationships needed to achieve a goal. They are not the hero, nor are they simply steering the ship from behind. Instead, networked leaders...

Outlasting viral, making movements

I’m excited to share a recent feature on FastCompany’s Co.EXIST, the first of a series on movement making as an organizational strategy. The series was sparked by the same insight that started Context Partners; working with social entrepreneurs and...

Falcons over Fleece

What would you think if I told you Patagonia's not a clothing company? Well, they're not...

Dead simple prizes signal depth of design

From XPrize to Kickstarter.com online challenges, competitions or prizes are becoming familiar tools for social change, innovation and marketing. Despite the growing familiarity with the basic concept, “enter an idea and win a cash award,” smartly designed...

“Breaking” minds open

Last week, a cohort of 17-24 year old non-traditional design students converged at Concordia University for Project Breaker Pitch Day. The group had spent the last two weeks focused on addressing the question: “What is the future of stuff?” The …