News From The Innovative Edge

April 15, 2014
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This is the first in a series of weekly videos with Tom Sine and Jon Plummer exploring “news from the innovative edge”. Be sure to catch Jon’s blog after the video! Inside Out – Jon Plummer – Kelsey and I (Jon) have decided, in an attempt to add writing to our rhythm of life, to […]

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The Messiness of Imagination

March 14, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Yes, that’s a picture of my desk. If you read my last post about the mess in my garage you might be expecting a similar article here. But you won’t find it! The mess on my desk is quite different from the mess in my garage and that’s a good thing. […]

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The Art of Healthcare

February 26, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Christine put me on to this news piece (below) about how art is being used creatively as a means of barter for healthcare. Both my children have spent multiple hours in hospitals for various surgeries and I have to say, the artistic creativity in the hallways and waiting rooms was often […]

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Courting Imagination

January 24, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Following on my last post, “Stop Stimulating Me!“, it seemed appropriate to talk about foreplay. At least that’s how Janine Benyus talks about much of the amazing creation that goes on continually right under our noses (video below). The area of bio-mimicry is one that is truly fascinating and is finally […]

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Are followers of Jesus expected to be changemakers?

November 20, 2013

– Tom Sine – Recently when I attended the SOCAP Conference in San Francisco that has an unusual mission…”Accelerating the Good Economy!” I was one of some 1,900 participants. Most of the participants were social innovators or those that wanted to be plus social investors including representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates and the […]

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Too Big For Their Britches

November 7, 2013
Social Entrepreneur, Cindy Todd

– Andy Wade – From climate change to economic development, women are being touted as the solution to many of our world’s biggest problems. Economist Brad DeLong states, “Only with the coming of female literacy and artificial means of birth control can a society maintain both a slowly-growing or stable population and a substantial edge […]

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Sharing Economy – redeux

October 28, 2013
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– by Andy Wade – Originally posted in May, 2011 This past week, Christine wrote two posts on her blog, Godspace, about collaborative consumption and the new shared economy. These are great (and challenging) posts worthy of a read. I’m challenged by the fact that the world seems ahead of much of the church in […]

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Making a Difference Through Business and Investment

September 25, 2013
SOCAP 2013

– Tom Sine – Have you ever considered creating innovative new ways to make a difference in our troubled world through business and investment? Two weeks ago I was riding the 49 bus down Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. It was exactly the same route that I took by streetcar many decades ago when […]

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Why Yesterday’s Expectations Are Ruining Today’s Future

June 7, 2013
Ben Hammersley

– by Andy Wade – Why Yesterday’s Expectations Are Ruining Today’s Future is a compelling and challenging video about our current assumptions regarding collaboration and the work environment. In this video (below), “Technologist Ben Hammersley asks: how do our traditional workplace models conflict with our new internet-driven expectations of how we might live and work […]

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Igniting the Divine Spark – part 2

May 22, 2013
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– by Cindy Todd – I’ve been slow to write up a debrief, report, summary of the “Igniting the Divine Spark” workshop that I facilitated at Mustard Seed House on March 16. So here goes. The intent and the vision of the workshop was to help followers of Christ to recognize the divine light that […]

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