Food For Thought: Futures Thinking

Sustaining Change in a Market Economy

Hanmin Liu
Hanimin Liu offers the inescapable conclusion is that change is gradual and generation and requires persistence in patience. How do we take this truth on in our impatient world? Read full post

Developmental Evaluation Primer

James AA Gamble
Developmental Evaluation is the one of the most developed "complexity-aware" evaluation approaches. This PDF, developed by Canada's McConnell Foundation provides an excellent overview. Read full post

Spiral of Co-Creating

NewStories Introduces a framework -- the Spiral of Co-Creating -- as a new way to look at how we can create collective impact. Read full post

Cynefin Framework from AfterNow

This chapter excerpt from AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin? gives a solid and colorful introduction to how we must work differently in situations that are obvious, complicated, complex and chaotic. Download PDF Read full post

Methods for Dialogue and Conversation

AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin
How do we design and host conversations that matter?  This PDF shares the approaches Bob Stilger used in Japan for five years after the the Triple Disasters of March 11, 2011.   Read full post

FutureSessions

AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin?
At NewStories we have decades of experience in helping communities and organizations and businesses have conversations that matter -- conversations which explore possibilities, strategize new action, deepen learning and ... Read full post

Communities Report on Culture of Health

What does it take to create a Culture of Health in the United States? In 2016 NewStories embarked on a Listening Tour in West Virginia, Cherokee Nation, New Mexico and Northern California to find new questions and new insights. Read full post

TRANSIT: Transformative Social Innovation Theory

DRIFT and partners
How does social innovation interact with other forms of (transformative) change, and how are actors (dis)empowered therein? TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) is an ambitious research project that will develop a theory of transformative social innovation which is about empowerment and change in society. It is co-funded by the European Commission and runs for four Read full post

未来が見えなくなったとき、僕たちは何を語ればいいのだろう

Bob Stilger
Bob Stilger spent four years working in Japan's triple disaster area and shares stories, insights and questions about how we create a future when the world we know falls apart. Read full post

Cynefin Framework

David Snowden
The ways in which we effectively find our way forward, responding to a particular problem or opportunity, need to be situational. Our work is in one of four domains: simple, complicated, complex, chaos or disorder Read full post