Growing beneficial innovations, especially for our oceans.

Harmonising conditions for innovation: random interactions vs. waves of momentum

This article summarises a presentation from a conference hosted at Edith Cowan University: Networks in Changing Business Ecosystems – 3rd International Symposium, Perth, Western Australia. The presentation focused on cases and practice, … Continue reading Harmonising conditions for innovation: random interactions vs. waves of momentum

Seth Globepainter mural in Bunbury WA, 6230

Listening, for facilitators: enabling ease through discerning difference

One function of facilitation is indicated in its etymology: to make actualisation of an aspiration easy. So, facilitation requires discerning others’ aspirations and perceptions accurately. Projecting, relating to one’s own experience … Continue reading Listening, for facilitators: enabling ease through discerning difference

What’s an appropriate motivation and intention for growing the WA innovation ecosystem?

What’s an appropriate motivation and intention for growing the WA innovation ecosystem? This question can more easily be asked now, because there is sufficient shared acceptance of ‘innovation ecosystem’ existence, … Continue reading What’s an appropriate motivation and intention for growing the WA innovation ecosystem?

A million things that make your head spin

Growing great digital communities: 7 Mistakes and 7 Recommendations

Since 2008 I’ve been voluntarily created or contributed to the growth of more than a dozen “online communities”. This post, published on world changing.com in 2009, shares the insight that got me started: communities can be … Continue reading Growing great digital communities: 7 Mistakes and 7 Recommendations

Social change by changing socially

Does social change, require changing socially? Every thought-provoking tweet, crowdfunded project or inspiring social impact conference brings new ideas to our attention and catalyses interesting conversations. But have you ever wondered whether and how effectively sharing inspirational ideas and asking big … Continue reading Social change by changing socially

An updated inquiry: Learning from and with innovative cities

Thanks to feedback from some wonderful people, I’ve updated the question shared in a previous post. I expect many more iterations to occur! The summary of the final submission for a Churchill fellowship, and trajectory … Continue reading An updated inquiry: Learning from and with innovative cities

How can innovation in local communities be of benefit, globally? The next question…

Arriving in Geraldton from years in Sweden, UK and traveling, I was holding a question about “the conditions that are enabling of sustainable human communities. My 5 year inquiry has taken the form … Continue reading How can innovation in local communities be of benefit, globally? The next question…

Can social innovation competitions move beyond hype and deliver change?

Integrating the best of business (they trade, and make a profit) and charity (they have a social mission, and re-invest all profits into achieving their social mission), social businesses (also … Continue reading Can social innovation competitions move beyond hype and deliver change?