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Interdependence & the Movement Ecology We Need

I both love and have struggled with my partnership with Metro IAF. My close relationship with Metro IAF leaders is the primary reason we’ve had success in starting a co-op over the past 10 years. Their power is undeniable. In the past few months, Metro IAF has helped our co-op to expand to working with […]

Cooperative Capital: Re-launching

Cooperative Capital: Re-launching

One of the things I’ve been most interested in supporting is more local direct investment opportunities… especially ones that are open to non-Accredited investors. Cooperative Capital has an approach to make it work (however they were blocked by the state of Michigan…). The challenges they’ve come up against and the ways regulators have thwarted their […]

Why draw maps?

I’ve been awakening to the power of visuals to help teams with decision-making. Too often, we don’t have a common mental model and end up talking past each other. This is where I’ve found myself inside my own organization more often than I’d like to admit recently. Today, Max Harper came to our Shared Ownership workshop and […]

​I Sold My Entire Investment Portfolio One Hour Ago​

Okay, actually I didn’t…. yet. But this guy Tim Denning said he just did.  As I read his post, I remembered how I felt when I was in  one of Marco Vangelisti’s workshops. The feeling of desperation to have my money be working for a more livable future. So, I’m writing this post here to […]

Exhilarated by This Workshop Cohort

It’s hard to describe how exhilarated I feel right now. The cohort for this Shared Ownership workshop is bringing together some of the most powerful & influential people I’ve met this past decade. The workshop format integrates insights from some of the most influential experiences and learning spaces I’ve ever been a part of. The deadline […]

Have you been thinking about masks?

Have you been thinking about masks?

If you’ve been thinking about how to buy masks, disinfectant supplies, PPE… Perhaps our co-op effort to find suppliers that can deliver may be of help…   Curious how others are thinking through re-opening and estimating PPE supply needs? Curious what co-op pricing looks like for masks?   Or “no contact” thermometers? (coop price: $50… vs $85) Worried about making […]

Do you cancel? Or do you move it online?

Do you cancel? Or do you move it online?

Might this be an opportunity for you to re-imagine the quality and depth possible through better virtual spaces? For me, most of the past 6 years I’ve built my organization while living at home in another city. I’ve also built many of my deepest, most meaningful friendships, and communities online. I’ve joined spirituality groups that […]