Thinking of Play & Communities in Transformational Journeys

In our latest webinar we were thrilled for the chat with our CEO Cindy Chin and Daiva Naldal of DSTN Ventures to discuss collaborations in gathering some of the best ideas and how to bring them to life in a new normal. Her experience as the former Head of Open Innovation at LEGO IDEAS and a track record of successfully developing and scaling open innovation initiatives helps companies develop their own innovation programs that create value. How do some of the best winning ideas and insights from open innovation communities can transform an organizational journey?

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Crisis Management in the New Normal of a the Coronavirus Health Pandemic: A Conversation with Lauren Supina

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This article first appeared on Medium. You can read the full article here: Read more.

This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and deep thinking by thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have a closer look at female leaders and their impact in changing the world step by step.

During these uncertain times as the world is changing daily in front us, our way of living has been deeply impacted as the Coronavirus global pandemic spreads. Public health officials, scientists, futurists, strategists, and critics for years have stated the next global dilemma or crisis would not be weapons, but an outbreak of a health epidemic and infectious disease. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, classifying COVID-19 as a disease that has spread over many countries and continents. The outbreak was not an unforeseen problem, but a recurrence. The world witnessed the SARS, MERS, and H1N1 outbreaks almost two decades ago and epidemiologists and security experts had been warning for some time that the US was unprepared. And when the pandemic caused global financial markets to crash, it merely was the catalyst that sent a house of cards tumbling after many warnings.

In the midsts of the crisis we will see a burgeoning amount of ideas and collaborations, but to understand what’s at the crux a bigger perspective and organized plan is key in order to execute solutions. As many physicians and medical professors have stipulated, there is no more need for another hackathon or invention of a new ventilator during the times of human health crises. The problems lie deeply in the supply chain area and production and resources need to be reallocated in those areas. Time and speed is of the essence.

“The more agencies and organizations communicate and share resources immediately the quicker problems can be addressed.” 
– Lauren Supina

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Lauren Supina is a strategist for foundations and companies seeking to form cross-sector partnerships for social impact. She has deep expertise in advancing women’s economic and political power both domestically and internationally. Appointed by President Bill Clinton as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, Lauren built support for the Clinton Administration’s policies and agenda with national and international women’s organizations. She served as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships at Women Thrive, a voice for global women’s advocacy.

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Coronavirus, The Gray Rhino of the New Decade

This article first appeared on Medium. You can read the full article here: Read more.

This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.

“A gray rhino is a massive two-ton thing with its horn pointed at you, stomping the ground and getting ready to charge — and, most important, giving you the chance to act. It’s the thing we avoid calling what it is, like the so-called “black” and “white” rhino species that in reality are both gray. Paying attention to the gray rhino — that is, working to head off the things we can see in front of us.” — Michele Wucker, author “The Gray Rhino”

During these uncertain times as the world is changing daily in front us. Our way of living has been deeply impacted as the Coronavirus global pandemic spreads. Public health officials, scientists, futurists, strategists, and critics for years have stated the next global dilemma or crisis would not be weapons, but an outbreak of a health epidemic and infectious disease. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization officially declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, classifying COVID-19 as a disease that has spread over many countries and continents. The outbreak was not an unforeseen problem, but a recurrence. The world witnessed the SARS, MERS, and H1N1 outbreaks almost two decades ago and epidemiologists and security experts had been warning for some time that the US was unprepared. And when the pandemic caused global financial markets to crash, it merely was the catalyst that sent a house of cards tumbling after many warnings.

Author Michele Wucker calls obvious but ignored problems “gray rhinos,” a metaphor for “the massive two-ton thing with its horn pointed at you, stomping the ground and getting ready to charge — and, most important, giving you the chance to act. It’s the thing we avoid calling what it is, like the so-called “black” and “white” rhino species that in reality are both gray. Paying attention to the gray rhino — that is, working to head off the
things we can see in front of us.”

Michele Wucker coined the term gray rhino and introduced it in 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos to draw attention to the highly probable risks that don’t get their due. Her third book is the international bestseller, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We IgnoreShe speaks to high level audiences and has written for and been interviewed by publications around the world and has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, among other honors.

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