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Calling Austin/Dallas TX EVOKE Agents!

URGENT EVOKE for Agents in the Austin, TX and Dallas Ft.Worth, TX areas. It is slightly off-topic for EVOKE, but I think this is very important and EVOKE Agents are likely to care.



Did you know: as you're reading this there are people living in slavery in your own city. Foreign workers are being lured to Austin/Dallas and then not getting paid, instead finding themselves imprisoned and forced to work. Foreign Nannies are being forced into sexual… Continue

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 3:56pm — 6 Comments

Agent in the field

I picked Celeste Arista to shadow as a social innovation hero. I picked her as my Hero for a couple of reasons. While we are discussing solutions, she is on the ground in Uganda every day assisting as she can. It takes a lot of guts for a girl straight out of college to join the Peace Corps and start trying to help. She posts personal pictures and stories about her day to day experiences there and the people she meets. I find this inspirational as it puts a very human face on a nebulous… Continue

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Working with what we have

Favourite secret from the evidence:

"Innovate on existing platforms (We’ve got bicycles and mobile phones in Africa, plus lots of metal to weld. Innovate using that stuff, rather than bringing in completely new tech.)"



This is key. As Lao Tzu so wisely put it:



"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a… Continue

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

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At 6:13pm on March 22, 2010, ninmah said…
Hi Philip, thanks for adding back! I'm looking forward to reading through your posts as well. Your Facebook template for adding new agents caught my eye -- I thought that was very clever! Well done, and I see that you have received some well-deserved points and recognition for that. Congrats!
At 9:53am on March 22, 2010, Simon Brookes said…
Hi Agent Wood. I just wanted to say that I love the message you have been sending to your Facebook friends to try and promote EVOKE. Great work and just what we need. I'm awarding you +30 points for collaboration.

Great work

Simon
At 1:11am on March 20, 2010, Michael Daniel said…
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm still working my way around the materials, learning the game. This is going to be interesting.
At 8:08pm on March 19, 2010, Daniel Lee said…
Hey there, did you sense my presence in your profile? Haha.. appreciate the networking, man.
At 9:24pm on March 18, 2010, Jeff Light said…
Thank you, Agent Wood :)
At 8:54pm on March 18, 2010, Jessica Pater said…
Hi! Thanks for the welcome! Looking forward to becoming a part of the community.
At 6:13pm on March 18, 2010, Hayden Darrell Linder said…
How you been man?
 
 
 

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