One of the biggest question I’m holding with nurturing thriving communities is simple: what are the core motivations for people to show up in communities? What creates most value in community?
I sense that there are two basic reasons which… Read More
A few months ago I sat down with my dear friend Christian Vanizette, co-founder of MakeSense. MakeSense is a global community of 40’000+ engaged citizens across the globe working on social change initiatives in 45 cities, run by 2500 community… Read More
This is part 3 of my reflection about our unhealthy relationship with time and how it affects communities (part 1, part 2). In this post I share some reflections on how our approach to time influences experience design:
I continue… Read More
I had the pleasure of chatting with Katinka Magnussen from Black Boat, who was in NYC to interview people about the future of work. Here is a video recording from the interview where we talk about the lack of connections… Read More
This is a continuation on my reflection about our unhealthy relationship with time and how it affects the way we build and show up in communities. In this post I want to look at the relationship of communities with time… Read More
I recently read Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas (which I can highly recommend). And it made me realize that if I want to help society build more meaningful relationships, I also have to start looking at the bigger picture… Read More
I always thought of the Community Canvas as a “work in progress” document. What we launched in May 2017 was a pretty rough draft and I assumed we would be updating it regularly.
But that’s not what ended up happening;… Read More
At a recent community gathering, Kate Beecroft expressed a fascinating idea. She talked about “poly tribalism”: many of us are part not just of one community, but of a bunch of communities. Yes, there are some communities where we are… Read More
I have been talking to different brands recently who are building brand communities. And I realized that at the core of these conversations was always a variation of the same question: Is it possible to build a community that is… Read More