SecondMuse understands, designs and executes collaboration strategies. We believe that the best way to solve complex challenges is to bring together a diverse set of partners and perspectives to create sustainable solutions. Our work manifests itself in initiatives, technologies and strategies that we design and execute in partnership with our clients.
SecondMuse is an innovation and collaboration agency. We co-create prosperity by applying the art and science of collaboration to solve complex problems.
We Are SecondMuse
We bring together a multi-disciplinary team
across strategy, design and technology
to create high impact solutions for our clients.
The Masses are Critical
Download a copy of our latest report
What Institution-Backed Mass Collaboration
Has Taught Us About Solving Complex Problems
LAUNCH Valuation Report
Capturing the economic, social and environmental impacts of the public-private partnership between the NASA, the US Department of State, USAID, and Nike.
From strategy to execution.
We scale and apply our collaborative approach en masse, facilitating and mobilizing initiatives involving a broad group of diverse organizations from public and private sector and aligned individuals to learn, strategize, design and coordinate action to tackle wicked problems.
Engagement of a diverse but focused set of participants and stakeholders in collective action towards a specific outcome. A structured approach to building a coalition for the collaboration process, with an open engagement format.
We provide a holistic approach to employee motivation within your organization, offering you a process and tools to unlock human potential and corporate efficiency through the application of the latest research in motivational theory.
Meet our team.
Todd is a pioneer in systems innovation based on biological models. In this context, he has studied and applied systems theory to organizational innovation, developing systems in industries ranging from medicine to entertainment. His interests lie in creating collaborative frameworks where the incentive structure, technology and human resource development initiatives align to enable innovation across hierarchy. At SecondMuse he has founded initiatives such as RHoK and LAUNCH.
As a veteran journalist and former social media strategist at NPR News in Washington D.C., Ardalan lead dozens of real-time engagement campaigns to great impact. Most recently she was the Senior Producer and Social Media Strategist for NPR’s Identity and Culture Unit, traveling across the country producing live events and moderating Twitter chats on some of the most critical issues of the day including community and policing, voting rights, education, and immigration. In May 2014, she was the recipient of an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, for individual achievement and for promoting cultural unity.
Prior to joining SecondMuse, Carrie worked for Intel Corporation as Director of Sustainable Business Innovation pioneering strategies such as a corporate impact investing fund and developing technology market solutions to solve global sustainability challenges. Carrie formed the corporate sustainability group and directed corporate-wide efforts working with key stakeholders to ensure industry leadership. Carrie regularly speaks globally on the roles of technology, sustainability and innovation and sits on several advisory boards.
Roxann brings together the worlds of social impact and design thinking. Her background in mechanical engineering, business, and psychology combines the analytical rigor and empathy necessary for sustainable systems design. Prior to joining SecondMuse, she was a consultant at FSG with a focus on Shared Value and Collective Impact. As a Senior Associate at Jump Associates, she worked with visionary organizations to identify new markets, reinvent existing categories, and develop new sources of revenue. Roxann’s expertise in linking human needs with technological solutions has helped her clients develop robust strategies and successfully bring numerous products to market.
We believe that positive impact is a function of deep understanding, good ideas and effective action.
Here is the latest update from New York’s Next Top Makers, a NYCEDC program to support local manufacturing and hardware entrepreneurs in NYC. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Hi Everyone! What a crazy, wonderful last quarter of 2014 it has been for New York’s Next Top Makers. We have been busy popping up around town to explore what Making looks like in each borough of this fine city; we selected six Next Top Makers Fellows, hung out with the…
We’ve been working with the Innovation and Research Group at Al Jazeera to explore how technology might fuel innovation in journalism and news media. The Canvas Media in Context Hackathon is the first event to come out of our collaboration. The theme — media in context — acknowledges that there is much more to telling a story than simply conveying facts. How can new technology provide access to the kind of historical, cultural and environmental…