Gleanings

The future needs people who are agile and resilient ~ who lean into complexity with curiosity, confidence and collaborative skills.

[W]e are training students both how to give and receive feedback, which is a grossly underdeveloped skill in Western society, and a foundational piece in the cooperative culture we are trying to replace it with. It's my view that the wider culture does a piss poor job of acculturating its citizenry in this kind of communication. Mostly we grow up learning how to stonewall, deflect, belittle, defend, or counterattack. Listening for useful information, sadly, is frequently the last option considered.

Co-operatives and technology have a curious relationship. While the larger retail societies have whole departments related to digital and can employ experts in the field, many smaller co-ops struggle to find the time, skills and budget to fully embrace the technologies that could help them develop and grow.

The city’s so-called renaissance has reached only small portions of its 139 square miles, leaving much of the population—which is more than 80 percent African-American—behind.

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