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Stuff in the ‘Future Centers’ Category


Japan’s Edges: Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #56 – June 1, 2014

Posted by bobstilger on July 10, 2014

I’ve just spent 8 out of the last 10 days in Future Sessions with people from all over Japan — Fukushima, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shikoku, Kyushu.  It’s been an amazing time.  I want to share some of the stories and learning that are brewing in me.  I feel like I am following bread crumbs.  This is Read full post


World Cafe – Transition Towns in Japan: Bob Stilger's Notes from Japan #46 ~ March 13th

Posted by bobstilger on March 13, 2013

Okay, I have to begin this blog telling you about a new methodology we’ve just developed in Japan.  We call it World Carfe.  Here’s the story.  We’re sitting at dinner in an onsen near Renshoan after a day of talking about how we might bring some of the learning from Transition Towns in Japan in Read full post


Getting to a new WE: Beyond the Categories– Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #45 ~ March 7th

Posted by bobstilger on March 7, 2013

I didn’t expect to be writing so soon again, but there’s a story that needs to be told.  Today I was at a forum organized by ETIC and the Learning Institute at Fuji Xerox.  The forum brought together a cross-section of 50 or so people from business and the nonprofit sector to talk with each Read full post


Old Normal?? – Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #44 ~ March 6th

Posted by bobstilger on March 6, 2013

I’ve been back in Japan for a couple of weeks, supporting our new Tohoku Futures Network.  It’s been nearly three months since my last report.  Time spent resting, thinking, and working to see next steps.  This year some of what I need to do is sensing some of the underlying patterns, trends and guideposts which Read full post


Nurturing Innovation — Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #41 ~ December 2nd

Posted by bobstilger on December 2, 2012

Dear Friends, I’m on my way home to Kyoto for a brief visit before returning for a for five final days of work in Fukushima.  Deep learning continues for me and for all of us as we discover how to support communities in Tohoku in creating a new future. We’ve found the person who will Read full post


Future Centers

Posted by Lynnaea Lumbard on February 1, 2012

What’s your immediate response when you hear the words “Future Center”? I first heard them a few months ago from Bob Stilger who had been working in Japan as a witness and host and facilitator for the cultural transformation underway in the aftermath of the disasters in 3/11. See his blogs about his journey. Several Read full post

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