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revolution Features Networked Strategy

March 10, 2015

If you’re in search of a deeper understanding of how a networked strategy can influence an organization, even one as established as the Rockefeller Foundation, consider this excerpt from an article by founder and CEO, Charlie Brown at

It is time for us to put networks of relationships at the core of organizational strategy, instead of transactions and grants.

A Network for Resilience
The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative (100RC)—which takes a networked approach to building global resilience, with a focus on cities—is a good example of this. The foundation understood that half of the global population lives in cities, and that to prepare for the human, environmental, and economic risks posed by urbanization, cities need to increase their resilience—what Rockefeller defines as “the capacity of individuals, communities, organizations, and systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of shocks and stresses.”

But how do you encourage cities of different sizes, cultures, political systems, and social structures to build resilience?

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