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We are a multidisciplinary innovation studio working with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions, and we are committed to training the next generation of leaders.


Insights, inspiration and opportunities to create a more vibrant and resilient future.

RADAR: What Makes Leaders Great?

Peter Toth

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2014

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2014

Humanity's biggest problems are so complex and entrenched that it often seems like superhuman qualities are required to overcome them. After reading this new article on systems leadership, I realize that while the heroes of yesterday and today are certainly exceptional, there are tools and capabilities that can help us to emulate their most transformative efforts.

INSIGHT: How Do We Listen?

Peter Nicholson

In Gratitude for Great Questions
We take questions for granted. Properly forged, they have the ability to induce introspection, shift perspectives, and propel change. Still in his early 20s, my friend Z. is an masterful inquirer. The gift comes, I’ve come to realize, not so much from what he asks, but rather from how he listens.

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INSIGHT: Do Big Leaps Matter?

Peter Nicholson

Incremental Power
Patience requires an effort. I don’t possess that type of discipline in abundance. Maturing as a designer involves honing one’s innate impulses as much, if not more, than tangible skills. With each successive project, I’ve come to a deeper appreciation of how systems work, and the role of design in influencing them.

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