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Matt Saiia
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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(Over the next few months on this blog, we’ll be running a series of posts on what inspires us as facilitators and designers. To set the stage, here's a look at how inspiration works nowadays.)Imagine yourself as a teenager in a club, listening to a loud, fast, sweaty punk band. It's not even a real club you're in. It's the basement of someone's house that's a makeshift club for the night. You’re surrounded by kids your age jumping up and down in the hot room,...
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Kathy Clemons
Thursday, April 30, 2015
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The Collective Next office in New York City is in a collaborative working space run by WeWork. Our neighbors there do everything from making cool socks to advocating for literacy worldwide. It’s a bustling environment, and it’s great to have a place with good coffee and decent beer available anytime you want.The office has conference rooms we can rent. As in our main office in Boston, each one is designed differently. One afternoon, Sep and I found ourselves in a...
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Geoff Amidei
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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This is the first in a series of posts about the models we use in our work as facilitators. In this installment, senior principal Geoff Amidei goes deep on one model we have found extremely useful for a long time. Read more collaboration tips from Geoff here.You can make a lot of progress on a complicated problem in a short amount of time with a lot of people in the same room if you are thorough and thoughtful about planning and facilitation. You don’t need experts...
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Jimmy Guterman
Friday, April 17, 2015
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Collective Next's long involvement with TED and TEDx includes work scribing the recent TED2015 in Vancouver. You can see most of our TED2015 work here and here. Today we're presenting three more talks we scribed this year, this time including work from explorers Tamra Carhart and Karyn Detering.Tony Fadell was one of the inventors of the iPod and went on to found Nest. He talked about what it takes to invent breakthrough new products.Nathalie Cabrol talked about how...
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Jimmy Guterman
Thursday, April 9, 2015
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 Every time we think we've gotten all we're going to get out of the Collective Next Cards, we find a new way to get them out.The Collective Next Cards started as a project we hatched during an all-hands event to explore different ways we could share, both with our clients and with our extended network of collaborators, the lessons and approaches that are most important to us. After considering various forms, we created and distributed these as...
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Jimmy Guterman
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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We've worked with Haydn Shaugnessy and we've been impressed by both his big ideas about disruption and innovation and his ground-level advice on how to respond to those profound challenges. His most recent book, Shift, is full of insights on how to succeed in what he calls "the emerging post-crisis economy."  We spoke to Haydn as part of our series of conversations with outside thought leaders.What industries are ripe for disruption but haven’t received...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Attention visual storytellers!If you're an outstanding, kind, rigorous, hilarious designer in Boston, we need to hear from you.Check out the job listing and learn what it's like to design here.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
TED
Yesterday we shared with you Tricia Walker's scribing of the Monica Lewinsky talk at TED2015. Today we're delighted to let you see some more of our work.Longtime member of our network Michelle Wright scribed three talks, in different ways. She captured children's rights activist (and Nobel Peace Prize winner) Kailash Satyarthi's talk about transforming anger into something useful:She chronicled Dame Ellen MacArthur's thoughts on creating a circular global economy:...
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Monday, March 23, 2015
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There were plenty of ideas worth spreading at TED this year, with big topics ranging from redesigning the experience of dying to building economic development around violence prevention. We will address many of them in this space in the weeks to come. But the talk that's received the most attention so far, not surprisingly, has been Monica Lewinsky's call for a more compassionate and empathetic culture. Lewinsky's headlining talk provoked a number of...
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Matt Saiia
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Every year, literary agent and Edge.org proprietor John Brockman hosts one of the most exclusive dinners here at TED. He also publishes a collection of provocative essays built around a pressing question or issue. In recent years, some of the questions have been What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What Are You Optimistic About?, and How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? The most recent book is called This Idea Must Die and includes essays about scientific ideas...
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