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Aim for Taste: Collaboration in the Restaurant Business

Aim for Taste: Collaboration in the Restaurant Business
May 7 / 2016

Gilboa Herb Farm – a collaboratively run restaurant

John and Jane (fictitious names), brother and sister, run a hotel in a small tourist town, featuring farm-to-table organic food and a commitment to environmental considerations entirely unfamiliar in their region. They’ve been aiming for some time to move away from top-down …

An Instruction Manual for and about Dissenters

An Instruction Manual for and about Dissenters
April 14 / 2016

A few weeks ago I posted an entry about how dissent strengthens collaboration. In that article I spoke some about how to respond to outliers – the people who express a divergent opinion, persist in not trusting, or in some other way stand apart from a group. While some may …

What Will We Do if Trump Is the Next President?

What Will We Do if Trump Is the Next President?
April 9 / 2016

Dorothy Thompson in 1920

In late 1931, Dorothy Thompson, then one of the US’s most respected foreign correspondents, interviewed Adolf Hitler. She spoke of “the startling insignificance of this man.” Although she could foresee the possibility that he would create a coalition government with centrist politicians, she nonetheless said: “it …

Strengthening Collaboration through Encouraging Dissent

Strengthening Collaboration through Encouraging Dissent
March 18 / 2016

Crossposted at The Center for Efficient Collaboration.

Tom Atlee

The first time I heard that groups thrive on dissent, I didn’t like the idea. It came up in conversations with Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute, back in the mid-1990s. Tom was clear, based on his experience in activist movements …

The Freedom to Disobey

March 5 / 2016

Dave Belden (BayNVC’s editor) writing:

Miki has just posted a fascinating article that she has been working on for some years on academia.edu. It’s called The Freedom to Disobey. Academics and others post new pieces there (like this one of Miki’s) or ones that have been published elsewhere so they …