Archive for December 2016

Even more from Australia – Part 4

The last of lab director Ed Morrison’s thoughts from Australia (catch up with Parts 1, 2, 3) The Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, includes a number of small towns. It’s a village of villages.  not surprisingly, each of these towns has a Chamber of Commerce. The challenge, of course, involves bringing these chambers to give…

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More from Australia – Part 3

Continuing from lab director Ed Morrison – catch up with Part 1 and Part 2. Across Australia, 20 to 30 primary health networks operate to promote health and well-being. The primary objective is to keep people out of the hospital. These networks are a relatively new feature in the Australian health care system. To be…

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Big happenings “down under” – Part 2

Continuing from lab director Ed Morrison’s notes from his recent trip to Australia (if you missed Part 1, click here): In one of the most bold social transformations in the country’s history, Australia is changing dramatically how it addresses the needs of the disabled. Up to now, funding to support disabled citizens flowed through a…

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Addressing urban issues in Trenton

The Agile Strategy Lab team has been working with partners in New Jersey for the past couple of years. The work has included sessions with university partners, business networks, and individual corporations – and local government. In October, one such offering was with leaders in Trenton’s Department of Housing & Economic Development and the local business…

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Designing new narratives to guide emerging networks

In the world of networks, narratives provide guidance. They convey knowledge. They generate learning. They create coherence. They reflect and spread the positive mindset needed for transformation and resilience. When confronting a complex regional transformation, we often focus first on the regional narrative: The stories people share with each other. This step involves seeking out…

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Big happenings “down under” – Part 1

Lab director Ed Morrison reports on his just-completed trip to Australia: A year ago, we were working shoulder to shoulder with Ted O’Brien in the rollout of a regional strategy for the Sunshine Coast.  At the time, Ted led a nonprofit organization, called Generation Innovation.  Working with over 1,000 youth across the Sunshine Coast, Ted…

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Agile Innovation: Designing & Guiding Innovation Ecosystems | Charleston, South Carolina | February 22-25, 2017

Innovation Ecosystems don’t just emerge by chance. They can, however, be designed and guided. This immersive workshop will show you how…in a place where it has happened. Starting with not much more than a logo, Ernest Andrade founded the Charleston Digital Corridor by surfacing a handful of innovation assets and then linking, leveraging, and aligning them to point toward…

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