FastCo.exist on Well Designed Rewards

The third in a series on movement strategies for business on FastCo.EXIST focuses on right rewards. Movement-making strategies for business are all about creating multiple lines of long-term connection with customers and employees. Movements coalesce around a shared...

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...