Why, How, What…

Why? How?  What? Why do we do the things we do in the way we do them? I wonder what the most important part of the question is?  Is it the things that we do?  Is it the way that we do them?  Or is it the why? For me the ‘why’ is the most Read More …

Church as Co-working Space

I came across an article about church as a space for co-working yesterday. It was one of those moments when you think that something is so obvious you can’t believe everyone isn’t already doing it! We know that working patterns have changed.  Loads of people work from home now.  That’s great.  You don’t have to Read More …

Creating community around coffee and art

There are times when you stumble across something really quite special. In the middle of a break on the Isle of Skye, Avril and I rounded a corner on a single track road in  and instantly recognised a wooden house which was featured on the TV show Grand Designs.  I’m going to try to explain Read More …

Missing Generations (part 7)

What’s missing today is a high-quality discourse on rethinking the design and evolution of the entire system from scratch. The quality of the results produced by any system depends on the quality of awareness from which the people in the system operate. (Otto Scharmer) Since writing the first batch of posts on Missing Generations I’ve Read More …

Global Cardboard Challenge

Remember Caine’s Arcade?  Well, the idea of encouraging kids to build and play with cardboard has grown… lots. 6 October 2012 is build day for the Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge. This fall, the Global Cardboard Challenge invites the world to build anything awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination. Cardboard Challenge events can Read More …

Caine’s Arcade – a lesson in faith

I love this for all sorts of reasons.  I love Caine’s creativity, I love his perseverance when his friends laughed at him, I love his dad’s support and encouragement, I love Nirvan’s enthusiasm and willingness to go out on a limb for Caine’s idea and I love that people turned up to play and have Read More …

design thinking resources

Since my design thinking epiphany the other day I’ve been looking around for more information on what it is and how it works.  I thought posting some links might help me remember where I found things and help you explore this a bit further. Design Thinking on Wikipedia d.school @ stanford university has some great Read More …