Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

Successfully meeting this crisis would require an abrupt, traumatic revolution in global human society; failing to meet it will be even worse. The Art of Colourizing Old Photos: See how the experts do it , step-by-step instructions to DIY , and how colourizing can fool you.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. Because of my relevant expertise, I was asked to participate as an external expert in the CIDES project.

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The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

Says Rick Maurer , expert on organizational change and resistance, there aren’t “resistors out there just waiting to ruin our otherwise perfect intervention. It can be deeply uncomfortable for others in the meeting; they’ve made a tacit agreement not to discuss such things.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

We held the first meeting in a local business conference room, and frankly, I was amazed that anyone showed up (we had 15 people at the first meeting) and impressed that we all had so much to discuss. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019.

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

” Often this looks like elected officials not wanting to dominate citizen meetings, government or agency staff not wanting to dominate community meetings, or executive teams not wanting to dominate the lower level employees. Inviting a group into these practices helps them focus on each other as as potential experts. If you want your meeting to be truly participatory and engaging, you have to ask a group a questions you are stuck on.

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