How to Balance Power and Love. Adam Kahane’s book Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2010) opens with a quote from one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speeches, his last presidential speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
“Power without love,” said King, “is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” This is a concept that business leaders need to understand, because in times of crisis (and afterward), the people of an enterprise are put under a great deal of stress. HTTP Error 400. What Does it Mean To Practice Conscious Capitalism?
Systems Thinking. Links to Sites Related to Systems Thinking The System Dynamics Society The homepage of the System Dynamics Society, including a history of system dynamics, a brief description of its tools and applications, information about the annual system dynamics conference, and information on the System Dynamics Review, a refereed journal.
Systems Thinking Practice A map of systems thinking, cybernetics, cognition, and other resources on the Web The Learning Org Discussion Pages The home of the Learning-Org list, which has over 2000 members on several continents. The Connected Company. The Connected Company Search this site Reading list - Books Audio Connected company case studies and examples. The connected company. Many thanks to Thomas Vander Wal for the many conversations that inspired this post.
The average life expectancy of a human being in the 21st century is about 67 years. Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Building Better Businesses By Closing The Happiness Gap. If two magnets are separated by too much distance, they won’t have any impact on each other.
But, if something helps move them a bit closer, they will gravitate towards each other and connect. Technology can be used in a similar way. Biomimicry 3.8. Biomimicry 3.8. AskNature. What is AskNature?
Imagine 3.8 billion years of design brilliance available for free, at the moment of creation, to any sustainability innovator in the world. Imagine nature's most elegant ideas organized by design and engineering function, so you can enter “remove salt from water” and see how mangroves, penguins, and shorebirds desalinate without fossil fuels. Now imagine you can meet the people who have studied these organisms, and together you can create the next great bio-inspired solution. That’s the idea behind AskNature, the online inspiration source for the Biomimicry community. Think of it as your home habitat—whether you’re a biologist who wants to share what you know about an amazing organism, or a designer, architect, engineer, or chemist looking for planet-friendly solutions. The Four Lenses Strategic Framework. A social enterprise may be structured as a department, program or profit center within a nonprofit and lack legal definition from its parent organization.
It may also be a subsidiary of its nonprofit parent, registered either as a for-profit or nonprofit. Many organizations use a mix of different structures simultaneously. The following diagrams illustrate the social enterprise structure vis-à-vis its relationship to the parent organization. Biomimicry: A Tool for Innovation. Survey on Global Environmental Issues : Survey Results - The Asahi Glass Foundation. Blue Planet Prize Laureates' UNEP Paper - The Asahi Glass Foundation. The Blue Planet Prize laureates jointly presented a paper titled "Environment and Development Challenges: The Imperative to Act" at the 12th UNEP Governing Council meeting in the year 2012 when the Prize celebrates its twentieth anniversary.
Joint Paper by the Blue Planet Prize LaureatesEnvironment and Development Challenges: The Imperative to Act At the 12th UNEP Governing Council meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya on 20 February 2012, Blue Planet Prize laureates represented by Dr. Robert Watson presented a paper titled "Environment and Development Challenges : The Imperative to Act. " In the side event following the Governing Council meeting, Dr. Conscious Business and Entrepreneurship. Speaker(s): John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Published: March 08, 2010 Download 48 minutes, 22.1mb, recorded 2010-01-26 Social entrepreneurship may well be giving business a good name.
In this University podcast, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, advocates for "conscious business” that is in service not just to the profit margin but also to helping others, striving for excellence, fulfilling a higher purpose, and changing and improving the world. What is Biomimicry? Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems.
Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell is an example. I think of it as "innovation inspired by nature. " The core idea is that nature, imaginative by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with.