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The Value of Purpose: Recommended Reading

The Value of Purpose: Recommended Reading

Spence, Jr., Roy M. and H. Rushing (2009). It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven By Purpose. New York, Portfolio. Everywhere you turn today, there are “nice” stories about the power of purpose. Roy Spence is a seasoned marketing and advertising executive who is very serious […]

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts in 2022

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts in 2022

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Why Human Flourishing Should Be The Purpose of An Economy: Humanity 2.0

Why Human Flourishing Should Be The Purpose of An Economy: Humanity 2.0

Are you better off today than yesterday? Physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, ethically? Because of your interactions with others? Many people say they are better off after a good workout or times with good friends and family. What about after a day at work? What is the role of leadership for flourishing? Should flourishing be something […]

Truly Circular Economies Require Deep Collaboration: Recommended Reading

Truly Circular Economies Require Deep Collaboration: Recommended Reading

Ritchie-Dunham, J. L. (2023). Truly Circular Economies Require Deep Collaboration: The Principles Underlying Successful Circular Economies. The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy: Separating Aspirations from Reality. H. Lehmann, C. Hinske, V. de Margerie and A. Slaveikova Nikolova. New York, Routledge. Zero Waste. No longer a fantasy, people are starting to figure this out. How to […]

Navigating Complexity and Learning with Agility: Recommended Reading

Navigating Complexity and Learning with Agility: Recommended Reading

Dinwoodie, D. L., et al. (2022). “Navegar por la Incertidumbre y Aprender con Agilidad, Claves en el Trabajo del Futuro.” Harvard Deusto Business Review (327): 16-29. What tools do you need in your future work? Two clear ones are how to navigate complexity and agile learning. With my co-authors Dr. David Dinwoodie and Suzie Lewis, we explore […]

Varieties of Vitality: Recommended Reading

Varieties of Vitality: Recommended Reading

Lomas, T., J. Ritchie-Dunham, M.T. Lee, T.J. VanderWeele. (2022). “The Varieties of Vitality: A Cross-cultural Lexical Analysis.” International Journal of Wellbeing 12(4): 155-180. Your own vitality. It is yours. You are able to experience many more ways of vitality than your own language can describe. People across the globe have discovered many of these ways, […]

Do You Know Your Business?

Do You Know Your Business?

“If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.” You probably believe this. If you don’t know your people, you’re not engaging what they bring. You probably believe this. You measure their outputs, not engagement of the unique capacities they bring. Because of this, you miss out on the benefits you paid for, […]

FLOW Africa: Living Labs

FLOW Africa: Living Labs

FLOW Africa with Anna Cowen and John Ziniades The FLOW project is a two-year long, University of Cape Town African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) research project that took place in two South African municipalities – the Greater Kokstad Municipality in KwaZuluNatal, and the Bergrivier Municipality in the Western Cape, from August 2014 – September 2016. The project engaged out-of-work, […]

YES — Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Living Labs

YES — Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Living Labs

YES (Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability) —  with Luz Maria Puente Kawashima The YES (Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability) project started in 2008, when Luz Maria Puente sat with YES Latin America leadership, as part of the iScale Strategy, Structure, and Governance Community of Practice, first in a Clarity Forum near Boston (USA) and then in Geneva (Switzerland), […]

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 […]

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