Monthly Archives: February 2016

Monica in Mexico

Systems Thinking is Another Form of Storytelling

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As part of our monthly series featuring the work of our colleagues at SecondMuse, today we learn more about systems thinker Monica Price Cohen. Monica brings together a passion for systems thinking, facilitating collective impact and building community. She has worked with clients in multiple industries to solve complex business and people challenges. Prior to consulting, Monica worked for many years in the tech industry at Cisco Systems and has a strong analytical background. 1)…

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SecondMusing in Mexico

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Last week, we were graciously invited to spend a week at an historic hacienda outside of Merida, Mexico.  Our thought partners, La Vaca Independiente, a social enterprise focused on systemic change, knew that working amidst ancient relics would inspire us to pause, contemplate our work, and recharge as we planned ahead. As we discussed systems innovation, human-centered design, and emerging technologies, we reaffirmed our commitment to need-finding amongst global communities and the promise of virtual reality as a transformative tool for…

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How Robots Are #RethinkingResponse

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One of SecondMuse’s ongoing open innovation challenges is The Pacific Humanitarian Challenge.  PHC is seeking innovative ways to prepare and respond to natural disasters in the Pacific. As the February 7, 2016 application deadline approaches, Patrick Meier, author of Digital Humanitarians, and a leading thinker in humanitarian technology and innovation, shares his thoughts about innovation in this space. 1. Your book, Digital Humanitarians, looks at how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response….

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