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The latest research insights and observations from the frontlines of ecosystem building for social change. A one-person think-tank.

#7 Start. Be patient.

Mar 28, 2021

This article belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. In an infinite game, (it) is the game that lives on and it is the players whose time runs out. Because there’s no such thing as winning or losing in an infinite game, …

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Clarity & Focus

Mar 16, 2021

When I graduated from my East German high school, it seemed everyone knew their destiny – bank apprenticeship, tourism degree, communications. After over a decade of schooling, I had no idea why I was in this world and what I would do with my one wild and precious life. After traveling and volunteering far away …

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Tell authentic stories 2/2

Mar 1, 2021

This article is a 2-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #6 Tell your community’s authentic story and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. This resource guide is no longer available. Sign up for Impact Curator to never miss another resource: Storytelling in practice  Jeff Bennett: …

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Tell Authentic Stories 1/2

Mar 1, 2021

This article is a 2-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #6 Tell your community’s authentic story and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. This resource guide is no longer available. Sign up for Impact Curator to never miss another resource: The question is which stories …

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Value: Redefined

Jan 31, 2021

Have you ever had a question buried so ferociously in the back of your mind that you couldn’t shake it? A voice that piped up every time you came to a crossroads in your personal or professional life? A sense of this-is-not-how-it’s-supposed-to-be that has sunk its claws so deeply into your psyche that you can’t …

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#5 Connect People (2/2)

Jan 31, 2021

This article is a 2-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #5 Connect People Bottom-Up, Top-down, Inside-Out etc. and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. This resource guide is no longer available. Sign up for Impact Curator to never miss another resource. Field insight …

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#5 Connect people (1/2)

Jan 31, 2021

This article is a 2-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #5 Connect People Bottom-Up, Top-down, Inside-Out etc. and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. This resource guide is no longer available. Sign up for Impact Curator to never miss another resource. In a …

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#4 Live the Values (2/2)

Jan 4, 2021

This article is a 2-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #4 Live the Values and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. This resource guide is no longer available. Sign up for Impact Curator to never miss another resource. Model what’s …

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#4 Live the Values (1/2)

Jan 4, 2021

This article is a 2-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #4 Live the Values and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. This resource guide is no longer available. Sign up for Impact Curator to never miss another resource. …

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