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Banking Software Service Provider: Living Labs

Banking Software Service Provider: Living Labs

Banking Software Service Provider with Annabel Membrillo The Banking Software Service Provider project is a four-year initiative that took place in Mexico, from 2010 to 2014, within a large service provider (over 1,000 employees) within a global financial institution.  The initiative included hundreds of employees within the service provider and across other service providers, guided by dozens of […]

ISC Innovations in Practice Series — Assessing Leverage Points Years Later

As part of the ISC Innovations in Practice series, Annabel Membrillo Jimenez shared an innovation from her recent work with the EAN VT efforts.  Annabel shared how she compared what the leverage-point teams had done against what they had initially set out to do.  She developed a simple graphic to show the difference in focus of the two. You can watch a 68-minute […]

SAPAL — Water Management System for Leon (Mexico) Metropolitan Area: Living Labs

SAPAL — Water Management System for Leon (Mexico) Metropolitan Area: Living Labs

SAPAL — Water Management System for the Leon (Mexico) Metropolitan Area with Annabel Membrillo Jimenez and Conrado Garcia Madrid The SAPAL project is a 5-year initiative that took place in Mexico, from 2000 to 2005, with the leadership of a large governmental agency chartered with managing the water system of the metropolitan area of Leon (population 1.5 million) in the […]

Something Greatly Determines What You Do, Your Values: Recommended Reading

Something Greatly Determines What You Do, Your Values: Recommended Reading

Bertini, M. and O. Koenigsberg (2020). The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press. [more about the authors] Carney, M. (2021). Value(s): Building a Better World For All. New York, PublicAffairs. [excerpt] Guillén, M. (2021). Motivation in Organisations: Searching for a Meaningful Work-life Balance. New […]

JFK The American School of Queretaro: Living Labs

JFK The American School of Queretaro: Living Labs

JFK The American School of Queretaro with Annabel Membrillo Jimenez and Conrado Garcia Madrid The JFK project is a 15-year initiative that took place in Mexico, from early 2004 to now in 2018, with the leadership of a large K-12 private school in Queretaro, Mexico.  This school has to comply with the standards of the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education, as well […]

What Is the “Interesting Index” of Humanity?: Recommended Reading

What Is the “Interesting Index” of Humanity?: Recommended Reading

Henrich, J. (2020). The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. [wikipedia, author Q&A, excerpt] Graeber, D. and D. Wengrow (2021). The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. [wikipedia, excerpt] What gets your attention? […]

EAN Vermont–The Next Generation: Living Labs

EAN Vermont–The Next Generation: Living Labs

Energy Action Network (EAN) Vermont–The Next Generation with Annabel Membrillo Jimenez The EAN Vermont project is in its ninth year, from its initial inception through its strategic systems collaborative process, described elsewhere in the knowledgeable.  The new generation of leadership, recently engaged in 2017, reached out to engage Vibrancy in exploring how to re-embrace the systemic understanding and […]

Bleak or Promising? Gallup’s 2022 State of the Global Workplace Findings

Bleak or Promising?  Gallup’s 2022 State of the Global Workplace Findings

“Do employees find their work meaningful and rewarding? Do they think their lives are going well? Do they feel hopeful about the future? The short answer is that most employees around the world would answer “no” to all three questions.” [Gallup’s 2022 State of the Global Workplace Report]. Whether this is bleak news or promising […]

Mexican Financial System: Living Labs

Mexican Financial System: Living Labs

Mexican Financial System with Luz Maria Puente Kawashima The Mexican Financial System project, in 2012-2013, used strategic systems mapping to engage institutions across the Mexican financial system, including 42 stakeholder interviews from banks, non-banking banks, think tanks, academics, regulators, and insurers, from micro-financing to large financial institutions.  The intention, supported by co-investors UNIFIM, PWC, and the Institute for […]

Insights on Human Flourishing Are Flourishing

Insights on Human Flourishing Are Flourishing

Lots of insights on human flourishing. While people everywhere, for a very long time, have explored what it is to be human and what it is to live successfully as a human, lots of recent work is exploring what it means for us around today, all over the planet. Here is a small sample of […]

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