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May 2010 Blog Posts (6)

The Regenerative Landscape - City Managers talk about the future health of our communities!

Hi all!

The Regenerative Landscape was a great discussion about creating a healthy future through…


Added by Jake Voit on May 28, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Sharing our gifts and privileges for a better world

Juanita and I, along with Mariah from the World Cafe community and Austin from YES!, had a wonderful daylong inter-generational dialogue on May 2. It was on the theme of "Sharing Our Gifts and Privileges for Social Change" and we had a delightful cafe in the morning where we explored four questions:

1) Think…

Added by Shilpa Jain on May 26, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

For Your Journal/Discussion/Creative Retreating--from "Creativity As a Way of Life" by D.M. Solis

Choose one of the quotes below. Tell me what you think the speaker/author means? What does it mean for your day to day life, in your relationships with others, with yourself?

"When I say be creative, I don't mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem." ~ Osho

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start…


Added by D.M. Solis on May 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Emergent by Design- the JUNTO platform to extend the wwweb

I came across this wonderful young lady who is looking for collaborators to work on her "Junto" platform. It's a way of using the world wide web to have meaningful live conversations in 3D. The concept is very open and evolving by the day , it seems.

As participants in the world cafe I think a platform such as Junto is possibly a next step for us all to see and talk to each other here.

To find out more about the concept of Junto please see… Continue

Added by Shireen Ali on May 10, 2010 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

On Design Thinking

Hi to All in the cafe!

I am just getting into the concept and methodologies of design thinking and would like to share this relatively new approach to business strategy with all who are interested.

On Monday this week I attended a "conversation" held by Roger Martin at the Ontario Academy of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto, Canada. He is the Dean of the School of Management at the University of Toronto and gave an expose of his new book "The Design of Business". He is… Continue

Added by Shireen Ali on May 7, 2010 at 7:21am — 4 Comments

My 2 Sense and Centsmaking

I have not been on world cafe much over the past few weeks and hope to remedy that shortly.
But here is the link to my blog in the interim:

I blog about a wide range of topics and intend to talk about what I've found out about design thinking so far.

Stay tuned!

Added by Shireen Ali on May 3, 2010 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

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