By Tom Peterson Jonas Salk asked, “What must we do to evoke the greatest potential from ourselves and from others?” Here’s a great starting point: a strong culture of innovation. That should result in better programs, stronger revenue streams, scaling up and revolutionary solutions to challenges. Note in the chart (right) the increased world […]
By Tom Peterson Ideas come to us in different ways. Some come in the shower or from dreams, others in a conversation over coffee. Over my life I’ve had lots of ideas, and you so have you. A few turned out to be really good. And that’s satisfying. But if you’re on […]
Six Words for a Cause Can you sum up your cause in six words? Catch the AdLibbing interview with Larry Smith, creator of the website Six Word Memoirs. There, Smith invites people to share anything they want, as long as it is done in six words. I’m working on mine; it’s hard! Here are a few from […]
Nudging us to Eat Better. Michael Moss writes in The New York Times about efforts designed to “nudge” shoppers to buy more fruit and vegetables. In a Virginia grocery, for example, “grocery carts carried a strip of yellow duct tape that divided the baskets neatly in half; a flier instructed shoppers to put their fruits […]
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, talks about the flip side of make the world better — make it suck less.
Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” A great thought. Actually, he borrowed that image about borrowing.
100 Ways to Improve the NYC Subway. On his Tumblr site, he announced: “For the next 100 Days, I will propose various improvements to the New York City Subway.”
Just a short piece that celebrates 100 years of the Anti-Defamation League work to create a world without hate.
Nonprofit Marketing What do you do when you’ve got a really slamming headache? A few years ago, I read a column in Fast Company by Dan and Chip Heath, Turning Vitamins into Aspirins: Consumers and the Felt Need. “If entrepreneurs want to succeed, as venture capitalists like to say, they’d better be selling […]
Visualizing Data. More than ever before, we are gathering data on so many subjects, usually human, that it’s impossible to comprehend. But through the art of visualizing data, we can see patterns that may help us understand and even have better lives. Whatever you’re working on—women’s rights, the environment, poverty, health— data presented thoughtfully can […]