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March 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Harvest Tool: Pyramid or Power of 2 Conversation

I call myself a "Conversation Architect". I meet with clients and sponsors to learn about the conversation they want to have and then build the stucture that might best support it. The Cafe has been a staple of my tool box. I often use the attached Pyramid or Power of 2 Conversation Tool to harvest key ideas in a quick and fun way. I have used it stand alone for many years. By the end of 4 or 5 rounds, I ask each group to list on a flipchart their final 3 ideas. It has never failed that at…


Added by Barbara Simonetti on March 25, 2010 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Why do World Cafe conversations alway create succesful results ?

The secrets of World Cafe.pdf I am always surprised to witness that World Cafe converstions alway generate energized interactions among participants. I have been wondering why? Now I think I gradually getting to understand the reason why.

Attached is an illustration I draw to explain why World Cafe conversations always works well. On the right side are some of the factors which applys to any…


Added by Kazuaki Katori on March 24, 2010 at 1:34am — 2 Comments

The Future is Now

Time past and time future, What might have been and what has been, Point to one end, which is always present. -T. S. Eliot

Ah, the future, that grand mystery at the intersection of here and there, the fuzzy crossroads of fact and fantasy. Inscrutable and commodified, fragile…


Added by Mark Riva on March 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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