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NEXTSTEP, part 1

So, one of the things I've been thinking about a great deal is:
- how do you play this game?
- how do you play it well?
- how do you play it well and make an actual difference in the world?


Because, as Elastica's blog post, "Act, Reflect, and Improve" points out, playing the game well AND making a difference in the world are not…
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Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 8, 2010 at 9:40pm — 8 Comments

pondering the game

So, I spent the last couple of days doing some background reading on Urgent Evoke to get a sense of what the overarching goals for it were and how I might fit in.


I know that the game is designed to address the most pressing problems facing the most impoverished people on the planet; that it's hoping to inspire and unlock the creativity and collaboration of anyone on the planet who can make a difference. I also am realistic about my availability to participate at that…
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Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 8, 2010 at 8:23pm — 2 Comments

let's get real: a personal a****sment

If I am serious about figuring out my future path, if I am serious about having a "second act" -- then I need to be clear and honest about what I am willing to do and what I am not. About what my strengths and weaknesses are.


So here goes:


Strengths/Personal Resources
+ when I am inspired, knowledgeable, and "feeling" the topic, I am a…
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Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 5, 2010 at 10:55pm — 3 Comments

Shadowing Heroes, ACT1, part1

Well, I confess I am having difficulty with this one. In my early to mid 20's I was fortunate to work for a global campaign composed of hundreds of dynamic NGOs from around the world -- so there have been no shortage of change-makers and social entrepreneurs that I have been inspired by in the past.


And there are plenty of great organizations and movements being lead by heroic and inspiring people -- so it feels like my choice of hero could practically be random. I mean:…
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Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 5, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Midlife-crisis anyone? or 2020 - Imagine1


This "mission" -- and in fact the evoke game in particular -- gives me a stomach-ache. Makes me want to shut this browser window and go back to chatting with my fellow 30 and 40-somethings on facebook, hang out with my kids, do the laundry, curl up with a good book -- anything to avoid facing these facts:…
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Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 3, 2010 at 5:00pm — 25 Comments

collaboration not colonialism - Learn1

So many of these insights boils down to humility and approaching the people facing the problem as partners as opposed to objects of charity. It requires listening and hearing what is being communicated rather than swooping in with "certain" knowledge beforehand. It requires observation and seeing what is actually in front of you and lifting the veil of one's assumptions and pre-conceived notions and biases. And it requires meeting people as equals, as partners, in fact as "wealthy" partners --… Continue

Added by Ayala Sherbow on March 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

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