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Strategic Foresight in 5 Steps

August 11, 2022

Grand Challenges address socially intractable problems. Wicked problems. Problems that have so many moving parts, it’s difficult …

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Touchstone Events: 7 Steps to Impact Grand Challenges

August 4, 2022

I am event-driven. I believe bringing people together has the most potential for creating the capability and …

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Grand Challenge Design Studio

Grand Challenge Design Studio

July 28, 2022

 I’ve spent the last few months focused on Grand Challenges, using Visionary Talk to highlight models, …

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Grand Challenges: Awe-some Work

July 21, 2022

I’ve been talking a lot about elements of a Grand Challenge and the frameworks and models I …

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The Design Summit: Moving Grand Challenges Forward

July 14, 2022

The Design Summit is the second major event in every Grand Challenge. Unlike the Design Studio – …

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Activating an Ecosystem for Grand Challenge Success

July 7, 2022

Big, bold initiatives that tackle some of society’s wickedest problems are called Grand Challenges. Successful Grand Challenges …

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Grand Challenge Upward Spiral

Grand Challenge Upward Spiral

June 30, 2022

Many elements are involved in tackling Grand Challenges – big, bold initiatives that take on some of …

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Implement the Plan

Implement the Plan

June 23, 2022

In 2001, a research team led by Dr. Christina Economos studied four movements that created a flip …

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Gather Allies

June 16, 2022

In the last two issues of Visionary Talk, we’ve explored the 10 Key Elements to Creating a …

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Frame and Build the Case

Frame and Build the Case

June 9, 2022

Creating a social movement is critical to the success of a Grand Challenge and other change initiatives. …

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Wilderness Week

August 8, 2022

When you read this, Kaya, my canine companion, and I are deep off the grid in the …

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The Fruits of Our Labor

August 1, 2022

Here I am holding jalapenos fresh from the garden. Behind me are a mass of marigolds and …

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Climbing Forward

July 25, 2022

My son, Gabe, took me to two climbing gyms last week. I was pleasantly surprised at what …

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Ritual & Spontaneity

July 18, 2022

As I write this, I am traveling with my son, Gabe. He’s 24. This tradition started when …

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14th Amendment

July 11, 2022

My birthday was Saturday, July 9, which was also the 154th anniversary of the 14th amendment to …

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Fireworks!

July 4, 2022

Our new dog, Kaya, is a timid soul. She experienced some sort of trauma before we rescued …

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A Deer Approach

June 27, 2022

My wife and I walked with our dog, Kaya, in one of the city parks here in …

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

June 20, 2022

Yesterday was America’s Juneteenth and today we have a federal holiday that allows every employed American to …

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

June 13, 2022

A few weeks ago while visiting my son for his commencement ceremony in Amherst, Massachusetts, my daughter, …

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Celebrating Relationships

Celebrating Relationships

June 5, 2022

In the picture to the left I am dancing with my daughter, Ruchi, at a wedding we …

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