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Five Predictions For The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

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What do you see in the crystal ball? Share your thoughts on twitter #FutureSocEnt What’s the future of social entrepreneurship?
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Number 8 Wire entrepreneurialism: How a cultural myth can inspire a country

Number 8 Wire entrepreneurialism: How a cultural myth can inspire a country | Culture, Context & Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
It was March 1903 on a farm near the tiny town of Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand, and Richard Pearse, a humble farmer and inventor, was sitting atop a winged contraption made of bamboo, ...
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Pico Iyer: Where is home? | Video on TED.com

More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Writer Pico Iyer -- who himself has three or four “origins” -- meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.
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Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots

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Even in our globalized world -- perhaps especially in it -- those who lead need a strong sense of home.
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Cynefin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cynefin /ˈkʌnɨvɪn/ is a Welsh word, which is commonly translated into English as 'habitat' or 'place', although this fails to convey its full meaning. The term was chosen by the Welsh scholar Dave Snowden to describe a perspective on the evolutionary nature of complex systems, including their inherent uncertainty ("The Cynefin framework"). The name serves as a reminder that all human interactions are strongly influenced and frequently determined by our experiences, both through the direct influence of personal experience, as well as through collective experience, such as stories or music.

The framework provides a typology of contexts that guides what sort of explanations or solutions might apply. It draws on research into complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive science, anthropology, and narrative patterns, as well as evolutionary psychology, to describe problems, situations, and systems. It "explores the relationship between man, experience, and context"[1] and proposes new approaches to communication, decision-making, policy-making, and knowledge management in complex social environments.

A more complete translation of 'cynefin' would convey the sense that we all have multiple pasts of which we can only be partly aware: cultural, religious, geographic, tribal etc. The word is sometimes used to describe an environment where a person feels they belong[2][3] or knowledge and sense of place that is passed down the generations.[4] It can also refer to fleeting moments in time: "a place or the time when we instinctively belong or feel most connected. In those moments what lies beneath mundane existence is unveiled and the joy of being alive can overwhelm us."[5]

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