Achieving Meaningful Collaborations
David Bornstein on how the “collective impact” strategy of creating alliances of civic and business leaders is being applied to social problems across the nation.
David Bornstein writes that the "collective impact" strategy of creating alliances of civic and business leaders is being applied to social problems across the nation: "One difficulty is that most foundations and governments like to target their support to individual programs or organizations. They are used to thinking about impact through scale and replication, not integration of effort. Very few funders invest in the connective tissue that is necessary to foster meaningful collaborations." The first step is to identify a few credible leaders within a community who can serve as conveners and genuinely "understand that every community needs a common table."
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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