Food For Thought: Social Process Design

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

Play At The Core

Play At The Core is a Youth Development Consulting Group that serves children facing adversity and their communities by supporting program quality improvement in organizations that directly engage youth. PATC uses a play-based, experiential learning approach to partner with organizations, empowering them to tackle and overcome their greatest challenges. PATC’s recent Year End Report shares the Read full post

AfterNow: Introduction

In the summer of 2017 NewStories will publish Bob Stilger's Book AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin. The book is his story of how he entered in to the intense field of collapse. It is the stories of how people found their way forward to create a new normal -- a new NOW. Read full post


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

The Six or Seven Axioms of Social Change

Zaid Hassan
Explore Margaret Mead’s axiom: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Read full post

Slouching Towards Flatland

Zaid Hassan
n 2000, the United Nations articulated eight development goals that all member countries agreed to try to meet by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Read full post

Enspirited Leadership In Japan

Bob Stilger
This chapter from Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity describes leadership emerging at the community level in Japan as people work together to create a new future after the triple disasters of 2011 Read full post

The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness is a project by The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) Read full post

Local Futures

Local Futures is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity Read full post

Channeling Change

Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, & Mark Kramer
Making Collective Impact Work Read full post