We live in an era in which humanity’s capabilities and our challenges are progressing faster than most of us can comprehend.
As we confront the major issues of our century, we’ve never had better tools at our disposal, or a more pressing need to use them wisely.
YET most efforts to create positive change remain locked in ‘silos of excellence’: designers talk to other designers; technologists talk to other technologists, and so on.
This approach slows the spread of innovation from field to field, limits our awareness of what tools are even available, and throttles the pace of change.
To bring innovators together from many different fields—science, technology, design, corporate and civic leadership, social and ecological innovation, and the arts and humanities, among others in a network that complements .
When we find a genuinely disruptive, unconventional approach that fits our criteria, we work comprehensively to implement it—bringing together carefully chosen, diverse teams of partners, securing resources where needed, facilitating the work and maintaining its spirit and integrity.
Disruptive change is a talent business, and these kinds of collaborative approaches to innovation require attention. We develop a strong reputation for finding ‘unusual suspects’—innovators with extraordinary character and potential—and training them to become more effective leaders, communicators and collaborators.