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A bunch of months ago, maybe around August or July or earlier in 2016, I wasn’t enjoying work very much. I wasn’t asking for or making happen what I very much wanted. I’d written governance guidelines, and that was exciting, … Continue reading

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Oregon school success story

Lots of best practices here for any community. (For comparison, the average Oregon high school has 5 times as many kids drop out, and kids who drop out tend to die 10 years younger on average.) “Oregon school success story: … Continue reading

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Celebrating 4 years of Collective Agency in Portland Oregon

It’s been more than 4 years since I started Collective Agency. Business and community are going well. We recently put up a new website, which is at http://collectiveagency.co We’ve won awards for being one of the world’s most democratic workplaces … Continue reading

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5 Projects

Leading the Tax and Conversation amendment is going well. The concept — what is good policy that people want for tax reform? — has developed since August 2011 (it’s now December 2013), and is done. The timeline (a November 2016 … Continue reading

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Defining the starting line for organizational democracy

One of the reasons I like hands-on work is that it gets me to be practical, inventive, and specific about ideas. There isn’t a great definition of organizational democracy, or even democracy in general. Or rather, there are many definitions, … Continue reading

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