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Operating When You Can't See the Full Picture

This blog was originally posted in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Communities Creating Health series. 

Problems can be simple, complicated, or complex. Building a hospital is an example of a relatively simple challenge; given the necessary resources and expertise, we can... Read more

Working the Attractors

Imagine a boat navigating a vast sea. How would that boat most efficiently reach its destination? By finding the areas with smooth current and avoiding those areas with rough waters. The same logic applies to a concept discussed in both “... Read more

The Power of “We Don’t Know”

Imagine standing before your Board of Directors and putting forward a bold, ambitious new strategy for your organization. All analyses of assets, capacity, and needs are complete. Staff have provided their input and expertise. As you see it, now is the time to act.

There’s just one problem... Read more