I Dare You to Imagine the Possibilities

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What if this was happening in a school instead of a museum?  What if the teacher meant for it happen?  Was counting on it?  What would it to do for her class?  What would it do for the school?  What would it do for the whole way we structure learning?

What if this were 1000 girls?  Or 5000 girls?  Different races, cultures, classes from all over the world doing this at exactly the same moment?  What would it do for the girls?  And what would the ripple effect be for the rest of us?

What if this were, instead, 5000 young urban black men?  How would it change them?  How would it change their families?  How would it change Oakland?  And Chicago?  And Newark?  And D.C.?  And…

What if this little girl was you in your job?  What if it were our politicians and corporate leaders?  What would it do for our workplaces and our systems? What would it do for creativity and innovation?  What would it do to our interactions with each other?

What would it do for hearts?

Thank you Rachel Kadner from the Habitot Children’s Museum for sharing this on Facebook today.

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The Old Fashioned Do Gooder: Mad Men Moments in the Age of Social Innovation

Did you know that Rachel Maddow has a Cocktail Moment?  During this election season, I have become a huge fan of hers and, last night, for the first time, I watched as she ended her week by sharing one of her favorite cocktails with us.  My partner and I just sat there, eyes wide and mouths agape, as she poured a new spin on the Old Fashioned.

I knew I liked her before but last night made me realize that I have found my Soul Mate. Continue reading