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Developmental Economies—Story of Place®

McAllen Story of Place The talk I gave at the Seattle Chamber is now up in You Tube in 5 sections. First one is what story of place does for a community. Then Essence, Global Imperative, Vocation/Corporate Direction, Pattern Generating vs. Pattern Following  

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Green Talk Network: Building Deeper Green

Hear Carol on Internet Radio, August 28th noon ET. Voice America Green Talk Network. Carol is interviewed by Bill Reed and John Boecher, both architects who are founders and “evolvers” of LEED and USGBC. They are THE leaders of sustainable design practices and are challenging the current “less than stellar” approaches to built environments even […]

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Best Practice Webinar- Sept 10th

Best Practices: Under what conditions is “Best” the Worst? Sept. 10, 10-11 a.m. PDT • What is a BP anyway? It has become a label for anything we think we did well. What is “the criteria” for a claim of a “best practice”? • Why are “best practices” often the wrong things to be researching […]

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Developmental Economies® emerge for Story of Place®

Carol Sanford and Joel Glansberg on Chautauqua, KVNF, Public Radio. We explore the meaning of Story of Place® in creating Developmental Economies®. “Developmental Economies®” (DE) involve the Business community in a different and more effective way. DE is a way of improving the vitality and viability of existing business and creating and incubator for new […]

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Corporate Responsibility Redefined

Corporate Responsibility is understanding that every thing we do, every part of our business, EVERYTHING, is creating the society we live in and the planet we live on. “Corporate” literally means “the body of the whole” from ancient Latin. So Corporate Responsibility is about being responsible for both the whole company and the whole in […]

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Economics of Sustainability: From A Commodity to Value-Adding Business Model

Read my post at Regenerative Communities blog about how Middle Eastern and African nations can engage in business development that leads to  reducing terrorism and war.  It could enable them to move into full First World Nations and all the benefits that offers .  

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Stop Problem Solving, Start Developing People

In western cultures, much of the training, guiding, nurturing and discipline comes from the reinforcement of generic cultural norms, and the desire to guide “off-track” behaviors back to the norm (e.g., be to work on time, be honest and responsible, adhere to the laws of the land, etc.). The developmental approach to leading business organizations […]

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Building Intelligence: Making a Smarter Company

The focus on intelligence is based on the premise that the quality of thinking of the members ofthe organization will be the prime determiner of business and organizational success and the one capability on which the business could depend in all markets and conditions. The approach to development of intelligence emerges from “living systems theory” and is […]

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Developmental Performance Indices Vs. Balanced Scorecard/ Dashboards

When we attend a performance of a Broadway production, an internationally recognized orchestra or ballet company, or a school talent show in which our children perform, we hope, even expect to be enlivened. We are truly elated to have our expectations exceeded and aspirations raised for all future performances of the same nature. We often […]

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MIT NextGen Sustainability Video

Carol Sanford's You tube Channel  

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