Plus: What is strategy? And what is a strategist?

August 2022

In which the newsletter writer has an existential crisis and plots a career pivot
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December 2021

wrap it up, tie a bow, let's move on

August 2021

Movements of movements, stories about storytelling, leading leaders, and more

June 2021

The newsletter is back: strategy (elephant problems, systems change); people (digital organizing, think tanks); and money (Gates + other foundation…

April 2020

Welcome to Peak Uncertainty. Population: You. (And your team. And probably everyone else.) A few weeks ago I put out a framework on how to plan in this…

March 2020

Hi. Your friendly neighborhood facilitator here. Have you been getting a lot of messages about how your local library, every nonprofit you know, and…

December 2019

Open CoLab Why send a year-end review? When everyone's inbox is flooded with so many others? This as much about accountability as anything else. I…

September 2019

Open CoLab get insights | make change This newsletter has fallen a bit behind schedule. It launched as a monthly at the beginning of the year, and I…

May 2019

Open CoLab Where one thing ends and another begins. Where we face immovable objects but freedom as well. This month's theme: boundary problems. In math…

April 2019

Open CoLab This is the Open CoLab newsletter. Or is it? Wait… yes, it definitely is. Here in New York, April gives us a glimpse of spring. But winter…

March 2019

Open CoLab Welcome to the March edition of the Open CoLab newsletter. This month’s theme: kind of a big deal. There’s a moment in the TV version of a…