Getting to Maybe

By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance – ...

Getting to Maybe

Getting to Maybe

A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovation Many of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world’s hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch program up and running in the local school. We tend to think that great social change is the province of heroes – an intimidating view of reality that keeps ordinary people on the couch. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion. The trick in any great social project – from the global fight against AIDS to working to eradicate poverty in a single Canadian city – is to stop looking at the discrete elements and start trying to understand the complex relationships between them. By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance – between individuals and what Shakespeare called “the tide in the affairs of men.” Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations – including the ministers behind the Boston Miracle (and its aftermath); the Grameen Bank, in which one man’s dream of micro-credit sparked a financial revolution for the world’s poor; the efforts of a Canadian clothing designer to help transform the lives of Indigenous women and children; and many more – to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.

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Getting to Maybe
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Patton
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-19 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovation Many of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do
Getting to Maybe
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy R. Paul
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-05-01 - Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous
Getting to Maybe
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy R. Paul
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

ETHS graduate in 1970, Fischel has had a successful and quite varied career in law. Here he presents a clear and engaging study-aid designed to get prospective lawyers to quit regurgitating course outlines and to think in terms of legal analysis.
Getting to Maybe
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Frances Westley
Categories: Hope
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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Getting to Mr. Maybe...Maybe?
Language: en
Pages: 76
Authors: Megan Kelley
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-12 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Have you ever had a disastrous relationship you wish you would not have? Join the author as she takes you on a trip through some terrible first dates and some worse romances. With the world of online dating coming into play in this true-to-life story that grows more ridiculous with

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