I am a liability to the status quo. Last night, I was having drinks with

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America’s narrative has always been “Better days are ahead.” You just have to keep moving. But what if we just sat still for a minute? That’s what’s needed to lead us from Winter to Spring.

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Here’s why strategic planning doesn’t work, or is uninspiring, or is simply a “wish list” that never comes true…It’s irrelevant.


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Sample Handprint

Want to measure your community’s quality of life and compare it to others? These tools will help. Free with the Creative Commons license.

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Dear White People Script

Dear White People, we need to talk about our country’s racial disparities. I’m not talking about the data. Or whether we’re surprised by the data. We need to talk about our role in this. Forty years of shitty outcomes for Blacks and Latinos didn’t happen overnight. If you’re north of thirty years old and have lived in the United States as an adult, it’s happened on our watch. We share responsibility….

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Meeker Smart Phone Quote

Last year, Mary Meeker (ahem, Her Highness Mary Meekermentioned that we look at our smartphones 150 times per day. That got me very interested in wearables. Here’s a rundown of nine of my favorites including a smart onesie for babies…

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A sign at a hotel pointing the way to a class called Men's Divorce School

“Divorce School for Men” is a sign of the times, notes Rebecca Ryan. Here, she discusses four trends impacting the future of marriage and divorce.

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Spacey w Blood on Hands House of Cards

Tomorrow, Netflix will release the entire second season of House of Cards. Fans of the show (including this one) are rescheduling Valentine’s Day around it, but there’s something much bigger going on: large scale disruption. Netflix is putting traditional television out of business. It has seen the future of television, and it’s binge-watching.

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Snowmageddon Atlantic

What does Snowmageddon in Atlanta teach us?

America is a different country than it was when Henry Ford rolled out his first model T. We’re moving to cities. The next generation eschews the auto. And commutes are killing us. We have to admit that when it comes to transportation, the car may’ve been the wrong bet.

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RR winter via Front Street

America goes through seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Rebecca Ryan explains we’re in winter now, and what it means to turn from winter to spring.

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