I received an email announcing there are now jeans being made from stinging nettles. I was amazed and wondered how someone concluded to give it a try. Her worldview must have been different. Or perhaps she started hyper local. What are you exploring today? What is...
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The second humanitarian data gathering was shaped by the ALNAP paper on humanitarian system change and Donella Meadows’ system thinking leverage points.
With the move to professionalisation, came a more ‘corporate’ approach to aid organisations. This ‘corporatisation’ brought positive and negative impacts.
Life is full of perspectives, but also bias and injustice. We need the prophets. Prophets are not fortunetellers, no they are those speaking truth to power.
I am ashamed of my Canada. We have failed so many. We need a day (or week) of repentance and a asking for forgiveness.
Some days you’ll feel you are managing well, organised, and content. Other days you’ll feel like you are a failure. Plan for both.
A process that took days previously can now take minutes. What are we going to do with these savings? Perhaps increase the quality of the interaction?
In every project we implement, every change we seek to create, should we ask “how can we make a part of this fun, shareable?”
Principles feel easy; feel aspirational and perhaps even unrealistic. Standards feel heavier; firmer; more real. Standards feel enforceable, principles do not. Standards feel like things I will be judged against; principles feel more like guidelines;...