Imagine you had a tool that would draw in all the needed resources of money and people. What if you had a veritable resource magnet? What if you had multiple means to attract resources of time, money, and networks to effectively lead a poverty alleviation movement? Would the effectiveness and sustainability of the efforts be... Continue Reading →
If anyone were to put on their business card, “Enabler of Radical Alliances”, it might be interesting to see how many job offers and fond associations it would elicit. This is not as “out there” at all, especially if you are interested in social change. Radical looks like the word “radish” for a reason. It... Continue Reading →
“If you want to go far, go together. If you want to go fast, go alone.” – African Proverb One cool morning… It’s an overcast October day in 2010. It’s a little cool and the clouds are a touch foreboding. I feel a knot of expectant and nervous energy in my stomach. Why? Because it’s... Continue Reading →
When I moved onto my block (neighborhood in decline) in 2008, seven houses (out of 23) were up for sale. I bought a HUD repossessed home. No one on the block seemed to know where the prior occupants went. Two of the houses were on the auction block and one had been abandoned for over... Continue Reading →
Human life is multi-dimensional. One way for people to evaluate their life and evolve is to explore the Five Dimensions. Imagine the Five Dimensions as a tire or wheel. The size and maturity of each dimension will determine the balance of your life. The more balance, the smoother your life will roll. When a person... Continue Reading →
We wanted to spend the time unpacking some of the main concepts of this new Exchange model and our work around poverty alleviation. These are not fully formed ideas, but a free flow of thoughts about what these concepts mean to us. They are open for discussion, disagreement, and even denial. This exchange is an ongoing dialogue. If we had all of the answers at the beginning, this process wouldn’t be nearly as fun, engaging, or important!
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