You can’t fix this. So please stop trying. Start thinking differently.

Chris Corrigan

I want to invite you to bite down hard and read this article by Rich Lowry, the editor of the National Review: Baltimore, a Great Society Failure: President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what’s wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don’t care enough. Obama doesn’t have the slightest idea how to fix Baltimore. No one has the “answer” for Baltimore.

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

When people think of Baltimore, they often think Orioles, soft shell crabs, and maybe Hairspray. Dave Troy , a technology entrepreneur in Baltimore, and others are trying to change that. Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. Almost impossible to fully understand and depict.

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Trending Sources

Network Mapping for personal development – a retreat for women

Net-Map Toolbox

We will hold this first retreat on October 24-26 at the Loyola Retreat Center in Baltimore, MD in a beautiful light-filled space. If you allow the wind to lift you up, you can fly (picture by Dan Markeye).

The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

Governance in a Networked World

You find a link to the Dr Catherine Killen''s paper which will be presented at the Decision Sciences Institute''s Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2013 here.

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The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

Alchemy of Change

There’s a revealing quote on page thirty-eight of the report from John Carroll, former editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Baltimore Sun, and the Los Angeles Times.

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They can’t steal what you share

Net-Map Toolbox

After returning from a nice outing to Baltimore with my family, we found that someone had entered the house through a (previously) blocked dog-flap, had had a good look around and left with an arm full of stuff (the amount of stuff he – she?? Last Sunday I learnt this in a quite direct “slap in your face&# kind of way.

Understanding and building Big Society (whatever you call it)

Social Reporter

Prospects for Neighbourhood Revitalization Under the Big Society , lessons from Baltimore and Bristol, this month. Big Society resurfaced this week with a public administration select committee report saying people don’t understand what is, and there should be a new Minister responsible.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

Left Baltimore early this morning. RT @ dweinberger : My take on PR, @ Edelman_Trust and Murdoch [link] @ prwelsh #. At 400am it was already 32 degrees C and humid. Hottest pre-dawn ever. #. I'm not going to the Galaxy match to see Beckham…I'm going to see if the # whitecapsfc can beat them. Suspension=good news! go Caps! #. Shocking. –> The Killing Of Bin Laden Worsened Americans' Views Of US Muslims [link] via @ zite #. Essential.

Tactic and strategy

Chris Corrigan

A poem by Mario Benedetti read in the check in our second day of learning here in Baltimore. Tactic and Strategy. My tactic is. Looking at you, Learning how you are, Loving you as you are, My tactic is. Talking to you. And listening to you. To build with words. An indestructible bridge. My tactic is. Remaining in your memories. I don’t know how. Nor with which pretext. But remaining with you. My tactic is. Being frank, And knowing that you are frank, And not selling each other.

Neelon Crawford: "Looking and Seeing"

Endless Knots

About ten years ago, I went to visit Neelon and his wife, Susan Hill, another college friend, then in Baltimore, where he'd converted a former branch library into his studio and home. Cathedral Berg At Night, Neelon Crawford, 1994 Anywhere near Lander, Wyoming? Lucky you.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

Anyone up to join me at Camden Yards in Baltimore next Wednesday night for the Orioles-Red Sox? #. On the train to Seattle to drop my daughter off for Power of Hope camp and spend the night in town with Finn, father/son style. #. Who has some good improv games to explore oppression and status in a social justice workshop? #. 900pm on the train [link] beside Puget Sound, rushing north to Vancouver. Seals and eagles and ravens o my! #.

The advantages of moving from one kind of poverty to another

Neighbourhoods

cities: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Can the quality of life of people in poverty be improved, without changing their economic circumstances? Let’s talk millions. I was passed a paper from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner the other day that tells me there are 2.3 million children living in poverty in the UK. The figure rises to 3.6 million if the After Housing Cost (AHC) measure is used).

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Harry Boyte tells the story of when the leaders of BUILD, a local community organization in Baltimore, first met with their senator Paul Sarbanes. By Scott London Civic collaboration is a process of shared decision-making in which all the parties with a stake in a problem constructively explore their differences and develop a joint strategy for action.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Recessionscenes, from boston.com :from top: (1) tour bus takes visitors for a days viewing offoreclosed homes in Las Vegas; (2) part of a fleet of 57,000 newChrysler SUVs sitting, unwanted by dealers, in Baltimore harbour;(3) unused and unneeded containers for Chinese exports pile upsky high in Hong Kong; thanks to Tree and Dale for the link FirstLife Meets Second Life: Cheryltalks about Second Life, and how she came to it ,in a radio broadcast on Australias ABC Radio National.

Links of the Week: March 21, 2009

How to Save the World

Recession scenes, from boston.com : from top: (1) 'tour' bus takes visitors for a day's viewing of foreclosed homes in Las Vegas; (2) part of a fleet of 57,000 new Chrysler SUVs sitting, unwanted by dealers, in Baltimore harbour; (3) unused and unneeded containers for Chinese exports pile up sky high in Hong Kong; thanks to Tree. BLOG Links of the Week: March 21, 2009.

Fresh Perspectives: New Network Theory Conference

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Summit Hannover Reputation Economies in Cyberspace Sustainability: An Evolving Business Paradigm- AMA Webcast OD Network Conference 2007 October 21-24 Baltimore Enterprise 2.0 21st Century Organization Trends, thought leaders, and workable models for the successful 21st century organization.

DavidSibbet.com: Visual Meetings Arrives at The Grove

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

In an initial one I wrote about one of my favorite meetings, a spring retreat I conduct every year in Baltimore for their Leadership program.

At the Corner of Assertiveness & Cooperation: Collaboration > Trust Matters

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Why Influence Is Only Halfway to Trust What Malpractice Suits Teach Us About Trust Trust in Singapore Trust-based Selling Program June 19 in the Baltimore-Washington Area Why Corporate Training May Be Less Effective Than Bird Training Is "Brand Trust" An Oxymoron?