‘How can you pull people together from across different systems in order to do something inspiring, fun, and meaningful?’*
‘The individual buyer of the transformation essentially says, “Change me.”‘**
‘How we treat others is the only proof of truth we have.’^
There is insurance – if something goes wrong (with your home, your health, your travelling, your equipment, your insurance even) you’ll be covered.
There is assurance – you can be confident the cover will come through no matter what.
There is ensurance – let’s try and make sure you don’t need the insurance.
When it comes to the future, we get to be in the ensurance business, hoping the future into existence with foresight, intention, and love.
The future will not be about covering up people’s differences but uncovering them, as Rohit Bhargava says, ‘Everyone wants to be noticed, recognised, and celebrated.’^ I know my celebration goes up as my gratitude increases and I can’t be grateful for someone vaguely – I can be grateful specifically.
The gifts or contributions emerging from our uncovered diversity will make a significant difference, moving beyond whether there’s some economic benefit or not for ‘through them society emerges were there was none before’.**
‘Creating a space colaboratively is the best recipe for creating a collaborative space.’*^
(*From U.Lab Portobello. Check out this earlier post to find out a little more about U.Lab and Theory U.)
(**From Joseph Pine and James Gilmore’s The Experience Economy.)
(From Frank Schaeffer’s Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God.)
(^Rohit Bhargava’s Non-Obvious.)
(^^From Lewis Hyde’s The Gift.)
(*^From Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft’s Make Space.)