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Building A Social Network: Value, by Design

July 6, 2016 by


Most social networks are built without a design. We follow, we like, we get followed, and *POUF* we’re connected to lots and lots of people, some friends and quite a few strangers. Now what? What value can be gained? That of course is the main unsolved riddle of social media for most people. The initial […]

Change by Design: Are you optimizing your Social Reach?

March 24, 2015 by


When we have a really great idea, of course we want to share it. All the better if we get a bit excited. Sometimes we’ll reach out to anyone nearby who may be listening. But if we truly aspire to drive change and make things happens on a larger scale, this casual approach falls well short […]

Let Them Know Someone is Listening: Unpacking the Psychology of Hope [WED 9/25 1pET]

September 24, 2013 by


Nobody wants to be ignored. Yet I see it as a common and grim reality in the social change space. It impacts both those seeking help and those who seek to lend a hand. What are common behaviors? We unplug. We turn a deaf ear. We mumble “I gave at the office” .. and we […]