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Freelance Innovation: The EVOKE Manifesto

We are EVOKE.

We are the best and brightest in every discipline from every walk of life in every part of the world.

We are here to save the world when it is in danger, and to help it to thrive when it is peaceful.

We go to work when those that the world puts in power to care for them either cannot or will not.

We do not live in ivory towers, but rather in houses, flats, trailers, tents and…

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 11:19am

The Future of the EVOKE Network

As a new-comer to Social Innovation, I was astounded by the way that EVOKE succeeded in amassing such a huge and diverse team of thinkers and doers united under a common set of basic goals. I am grateful for the experience for two reasons: for giving me the inspiration and motivation to think about ways that I myself could make a difference in the world around me, and for creating what is now doubtless an immense database of visions, projects and solutions for the benefit of the rest of the… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:27pm — 5 Comments

The Survivor Network for Pandemic Management

Vinay Gupta, in his 'Gupta Option' series, wrote a piece called 'Severe Panflu Response Strategies' which can be found here: http://guptaoption.com/6.SPRS.php

The portion I seized upon is:…


Posted on May 3, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Getting people to act (or not)

Of the 'Five Secrets of Crisis Communication', I found myself most intrigued by Point 2: Covering Risk.

So often I see people being complacent when they shouldn't be, and conversely panicking when they need not do so. The solution presented by Neiman is quite simple and obvious if you think about it, but nonetheless does not get used by leaders and the media as much as it probably should.

If you want people to not be concerned about a situation…

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

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