“Creating a Better World Means Asking Better Questions” – Stanford Social Innovation Review

“By shifting the focus of social innovation from actions to the thinking behind those actions, social sector leaders can create a better world—a world different than the past.”

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by Hildy Gottlieb

“The world has changed, seemingly overnight. In the United States, against the backdrop of systemic racism, school boards and city councils are rethinking the role of police in their communities, confederate symbols are coming down, and businesses are using their marketing dollars to declare their support for Black Lives Matter. Around the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread suffering, and in many ways defining what humans and the planet are—and aren’t—capable of.

“As people in the social change arena are feeling called to step into this moment, many are wondering: How do we move forward? How can we create a future significantly different from our past?

“A Framework for Creating the Future We Want

“’You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.'” — Buckminster Fuller

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