#500_03 #ILcollaborate #funmidd Social Entrepreneurship? Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving - A Handbook & A Call to Action, authored by Jon Kolko, is an e-book worth reading. It explains wicked #problems and how social issues are intertwined; e.g. poverty is connected to other social issues. The core of the e-book is on how designers can “take on the responsibilities of a social entrepreneur” by using their designs as a #framework to embark on tackling the wicked #problems.
Margaret Heffernan discusses the power of disagreement in #conflictresolution. She discusses several examples of the impact that disagreement had in developing creative and innovative solutions to significant problems. Heffernan stresses the importance of engaging in productive conflict in order to create solutions. #RUnitt #500_07 #ILconflictreso
This article from The Guardian examines how successful #partnerships between #public and #private sectors involve #trust. An open mind ensures the partnership will flourish, and a fundamental commitment towards one goal. #500_03 #ILcollaborate #jrbarker
Water scarcity emerges as a possible looming crisis. A new mapping tool from the World Resources Institute shows how risk factors combine to create large problems, or how conditions can be improved to reduce the potential for water shortages between now and 2095. #ILproblemdef#jakim#500_07
This is an article on defining problems. The executive summary has a wonderful quote from Einstein that says, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it,” This demonstrates the importance of defining the problem. The article provides a method for doing exactly that. #500_07 #ILProblemdef #Eakins
Acting VA secretary promises to ‘make dust’ and change agency culture
The acting VA Sec. looks for better #collaboration to build a new culture in which “bad news gets surfaced quickly so things can be fixed.” It looks to establish #private clinics #contracts to increase healthcare access to vets. #500_03 and #ILcollaborate #MatthewMason
The depiction of Health Care Reform and its stakeholder system gambling with the Public's tax payer money. Public policy is focused on the stakeholder public and capital interests. Is this the true meaning of "governing the hollow state?" #500_13 #jodiaz #GoverningHollowState