The Evolution of African Rural University

This is the story of the creation of a unique institution—one that is likely to impact the lives of millions of people in Africa. It’s a story about having and realizing a vision—a BIG vision. The vision isn’t the creation of a successful university. The vision is about the work that the graduates of that university will be […]

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Summer Camp for Systems Thinkers by Art Kleiner (reposted)

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Posted: July 8, 2013

Art Kleiner

Art Kleiner is editor-in-chief ofstrategy+business.

Strategy & Leadership

Summer Camp for Systems Thinkers

I was reminded again, recently, of Jay Forrester’s aspiration for the future of the world. Forrester is a professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his approach to system dynamics has inspired a generation of educators and business thinkers. (Larry Fisher’s s+b profile of him, “The Prophet […]

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The Meaning of Life Based Upon the Letter “P” by Ken Leinbach

Playful Prose Positing Purposely Profound Pedagogy … or … The Meaning of Life Based Upon the Letter “P”

I biked in to work in an absolutely fabulous mood.  No particular reason, just enjoying life.  So I’m riding along lost in my thoughts, meditating in a stream-of-consciousness kind of way on a friend who is depressed.

If he could just find his passion, I […]

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Real Collaboration Takes More than Meetings and PowerPoints

Real Collaboration Takes More than Meetings and PowerPoints

June 24, 2013 by Peter Senge

NBS Thought Leaders offer guidance on sustainable business models for the 21st century. Thought Leaders are leading academics and practitioners: world experts on sustainability issues. Here, Peter Senge describes why collaboration is essential for our most important issues and some of the keys to doing it effectively. Dr. […]

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Roca Founder Named Globe 100 Innovator by Boston Globe

In breakout 25th for Roca, Founder Molly Baldwin recognized for transforming high-risk youth.

, MA -Roca Founder and Chief Executive Officer Molly Baldwin has been selected as a Globe 100 Innovator by The Boston Globe, an honor that speaks to the successes of the past 25 years and the radical change the organization has undergone the past two years – leading to unprecedented […]

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