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Tererai, the improbable story of Oprah’s “favorite guest”

How one guy’s simple goal, and one woman’s determination led to Oprah’s “all-time favorite guest”   By Tom Peterson Ray White’s 30-year journalism career and passion for the cause made him a great, though unassuming, leader of public relations much of the time I was at Heifer International. While the team was small—Ray, an associate […]

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World Change on Flipboard

View my Flipboard Magazine. Click on the above image or HERE to visit Thunderhead Work’s “World Change” Flipboard Magazine.  You can see more than 170 articles from different publications about people changing the world through imagination, persistence and community. And all the other ingredients that help us move forward. Follow the link and then click […]

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Call to Action: specific, compelling, doable

  Be clear about what you want people to do.    By Tom Peterson Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth gives an inside look at a presentation the former vice president made more than a thousand times. After two hours of information alerting the audience to the crisis of climate change, Gore ends with […]

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Asset Mapping, a powerful tool for improving communities

            By Tom Peterson On a Friday morning in August, some three dozen people gather in a large meeting room at the Forsyth County health department in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Down the halls are public clinics and offices for the staff who inspect restaurants, track diseases, or otherwise keep the […]

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10 ways to reframe problems… rather, challenges

By Tom Peterson The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.” — Albert Einstein. Before you […]

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Reframe the problem, what are you really trying to accomplish?

By Tom Peterson Coming up with a great solution to the wrong problem may feel good at the time but it can send you down a rabbit trail that wastes time and energy. Instead of spinning your wheels on the wrong question, you can get better solutions if you reframe the problem. Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg’s article […]

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