The rise and potential of social innovation labs (or “social labs”) can no longer be overlooked. Today, they take many forms and are housed in diverse sectors, including civic, private, academic, and government. They all share the goal of bringing diverse stakeholders together around complex social challenges. But what does a “social lab” even mean?Read More
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Oberlin Diaries 3*: Anthem
Freedom and equality are fractured. Temporarily tucked away in a peculiar, small rural Ohio town, I witness evidence of tumult everywhere, whether in landmarks marking the role this place played in the Underground Railroad, or in the attitudes of the teenagers that have convened before me from across the country.
Isaac Newton’s Principia, first published on July 5, 1687, is one of the foundational texts of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment. While its theories are most directly concerned with mathematics, physics, and astronomy, they are part of a rational, evidence-based approach to human society that inspired many political revolutions.
On the subject of revolution… what does a paradigm shift even mean?Read More
A running guide of what NOT to do. The first iteration of Tim's Ta-Don't List was a goodbye gift from Foresight's summer staff person Rachel Young, left behind on my whiteboard. Now, I'm keeping it going with weekly updates, in the spirit of better, more impactful change-making.
69. DON’T say pratfall when what you meant was pitfall. Remember that time we hosted a multi-stakeholder convening and you slipped on a banana peel?Read More