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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Corporate, Online, Government, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I've been designing, hosting, facilitating, researching, writing, and teaching about online communities of practices since 1982.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
Partnering with those engaged in organizational work to use the full power of social media for leveraging the efforts of internal and external change makers.
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Towards the World as a Post-Capitalist, Commons-Based Cafe

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 3:01am 1 Comment

A post-capitalist world is not only possible but millions engaged in the various organizational and social transformation movements around the world are actively working on the transition to it. One of the most potent emerging visions of that new world is a commons-based society.

It's a vision that tremendously… Continue

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At 9:57pm on January 26, 2010, Barbara Chan CMC said…
Yes it was a long time ago. I left UC Berkeley in 1983, did some other interesting things, then started my coaching, facilitation and consulting practice in 1986. Nice to see you here.
At 10:47am on December 23, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
I totally agree with your idea of the hosts of transformational Ning sites getting together. That's one of my fondest hopes and in fact the presence of others in the field was one of the main reasons we chose Ning over other platforms.
At 10:43am on December 23, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Interestingly, I saw a not-very-much-changed version of my "12 Ways" text on the front page of a new Village People (Learning Villages) Ning site - attributed to someone else! :-) Cracked me up... and made me even more thankful for your integrity and care in crediting me for the one you did.


At 10:29am on December 13, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Dear George -

I love it! Thank you for the compliment, and for the link on your page.

Hugs to you,

At 1:18pm on August 24, 2009, Charles M. Savage said…
Dear George
We are happy to see you’ve joined our growing online community. If you’d like to join our European Salon to explore the topic: “Dialogue & Leadership: The New Face of Community?” we’d certainly be pleased to have you.

We’ll be meeting from Oct. 16 to 19 at Hotel Marienhof, Reichenau an der Rax, about an hour south west of Vienna. See:

We’ve succeeded in holding the costs lower for those who sign up by the 25th of August. To see more, please visit

If you have any questions, please get back to me.
Over a cup of steaming coffee,

How nice to see you here. Why not join us?
At 4:17pm on June 4, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Welcome, George! How delightful that you've found us.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback about the new platform.

Ashley Cooper has started a wonderful thread on "being World Cafe online" that you might be interested in, and perhaps you will help us "seed" this space (as you may have noticed, we're still in Beta, with a small group gathered to help prepare it for the larger community) by writing a blog post about your work connecting the World Cafe and Presencing Institute, or something else that calls to you.

By the way, you can run a RSS feed from one of your other blogs to your home page here, which will be great and let others see more of your work.

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