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The Engagement Pyramid

April 28, 2010

The most effective social change organizations understand how to wield their portfolio of engagement tactics in Zen-like fashion; knowing just…

Portland Principal Promotes Collaborative Culture

April 10, 2011

The genius of this school is not in a program, it’s not in the laptops, it’s in the learning. It’s in teachers designing learning that they know will work for kids … and they have the space and the time and the autonomy to do it.

TED | Talks | Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law (video)

November 6, 2007

“Presentation of ‘three stories and an argument’ … brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the ‘ASCAP cartel’ to…

People aren’t afraid of change, they’re afraid of loss

October 11, 2017

Instead of encouraging change for its own sake and the sake of the institutions served by change, we need to focus on the trade-offs. If change is actually about loss, we need to address loss and how to make loss more acceptable.

Video: “See, I change the world. Make the change.”

January 3, 2011

Beautifully inspirational viral video for Li Ning/China. Analysis from Rand Han of Little Red Book: I’ve been seeing this trend recently,…

YouTube – Sufjan Stevens – Chicago

June 7, 2009

“All things go / all things grow / all things know / all things go.” YouTube – Sufjan Stevens –…

Field Notes from Shanghai: China’s Digital Mavens

January 26, 2008

“In almost every category, Chinese youth expressed an even deeper investment in the online world than their American counterparts. It…

China is Leading the Clean Economy Race

September 23, 2010

Creating a clean economy will not be easy. It will require sustained, consistent, and large-scale investment across many sectors, including…

Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century

May 31, 2013

Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers….