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Archive for complexity

Whispering the Future

augustoThe World Café keeps teaching me over the years the power of being collectively curious. It’s amazing how much a simple and straightforward invitation allows for the complexity of our worlds to emerge and meet.

When I close my eyes during a World Café, I can listen to the beauty of many voices weaving together. I always feel they are whispering the future.

Congratulations to this wonderful community for its 20 years!!

Augusto Cuginotti

(Augusto is co-hosting Impact Café Sao Paulo today with Eduardo Afonso and Cristina D’Arce – we send them & the beautiful World Café community in Brasil our very best wishes for a wonderful Café. May it whisper the future through Augusto, who will be joining us for the Online Global Impact Cafés in November.)

The Challenge of Our Time

This video of Juanita Brown talking about the challenges and opportunities of working in systems of growing complexity is the first in a series we’ll be publishing here over the next few weeks by documentary videographer Martin Rausch.

I’m paraphrasing a bit here, but I love her opening line; “It’s not only possible to have a systemic breakdown, but by the same token I believe it’s possible to have a systemic breakthrough...”

Juanita’s interview is part of a film Martin is currently working on called The Blindspot – Unleashing the Power of Collective Intelligence.