Food For Thought: Japan

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


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

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

Disaster as A Springboard

Bob Stilger
  Bob Stilger describes his learning and experience from the first three years of work after the triple disasters in Japan on March 11, 2011.  Beyond the tragedy of disaster, there is a huge opening in which the new can be given birth   Read full post


Bob Stilger
世界のあちこちで、人々は新しい形でリーダーシップを取ろうとし始めている。その人たちは多くの場合、組織や地域社会で権力をもつ立場にいるわけではない。ただ、なされるべきことが見え、進んで声を上げ、そして実際に行動する人々なのだ。 Read full post

Disaster as a Springboard for Thriving Resilient Communities

Bob Stilger
This article chronicles the initial response to Japan's triple disasters of March 11, 2011. It looks at how people begin to create the new after everything falls apart. 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