Book Notes – The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging

Communities function best and are most durable when they’re helping members to be successful in some way in a connected and dynamic world. a. Welcome — the welcome marks the beginning of the ritual…

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John Cacioppo: ‘Loneliness is like an iceberg – it goes deeper than we can see’

Social neuroscientist John John Cacioppo suggests loneliness is contagious and increases the chance of early death by 20 percent. The good news? It can be treated

The Ben Franklin effect

The Ben Franklin effect: Do us a favor and read this?

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Successfully Striving for Happiness: Socially Engaged Pursuits Predict Increases in Life Satisfaction

Happiness is considered a highly desirable attribute, but whether or not individuals can actively steer their lives toward greater well-being is an open empiric...

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Quartzy: the community edition

"I used to think that community was as simple as having friends who bring a lasagna when things fall apart and champagne when things go well. But I now think it’s really an insurance policy against life’s cruelty; a kind of immunity against the loss and disappointment and rage that does come."

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Good Work for Local Living Economies

How can a reimagined business education contribute to the regeneration and equity of our places? What are the skills, wisdom, and connections needed for humans on earth today? The following are some…

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

Tina Seelig details how to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing.

A Nation of Weavers

The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.


Weave: The Social Fabric Project

Social fragmentation is the core challenge of our day. We long to be together, but we are apart. We are isolated by distrust, polarization, trauma and incivility. We live in a hyper-individualistic culture that pays lip service to community but which actually values success above relationship, ego above care, the market above society and tribal divisions over common humanity.


How tech is leading us back to a 'village'-style life | VentureBeat

Guest Technology is allowing many people to opt out of the traditional work structure to take on artisan-type jobs, such as brewing craft beer or teaching yoga — jobs that they’re passionate about and that have flexible hours.

The World Depends on You Throwing a Party

More connected than ever, we are also lonelier than before. The case for being a host.

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Mastermind Dinners - Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins

When you hit rock bottom in life, you’ll be left with two things: the integrity of your word, and your relationships. Never tarnish your word, and always invest in your relationships.


Religion-free church lifts your spirits

Non-religious congregations boost wellbeing the same way as going to church

The Wisdom and/or Madness of Crowds

An interactive guide to human networks

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Community currency


Part of the Politics series Electoral systems Plurality/majoritarian[show] Proportional representation[show] Mixed systems[show] Other systems & related theory[show] A coloured voting box.svg Politics portal vte In governance, sortition (also known as allotment or demarchy) is the selection of political officials as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates.

Communities of Practice, the Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation • Emily Webber

GOTO Copenhagen 2016 Emily Webber - Independent agile coach, consultant and trainer ABSTRACT At a time w...

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We Can Survive Climate Change By Building Tight-Knit Communities | WIRED

People are realizing that when the floods come or the heat wave settles, neighbors are the true first responders. We must nurture those social ties.

The Community Podcast by co-matter

Interviews with the world's most inspiring community leaders. Exploring what makes communities thrive.

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UNTETHERED is a primer on social isolation. At a moment when bringing people together in networks, communities, and movements is so vital, Untethered offers a crash course on what's keeping us apart. It's written for leaders, entrepreneurs, and funders with an appetite for solving big challenges.

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Host up to hundreds of events a month by empowering your evangelists with Bevy.

8 Essential Strategies to Build a Thriving Customer Community | DigitalMarketer

Understand what community management is, and build and grow your own thriving customer communities with these 8 strategies.


To beat loneliness, we must connect.

Voluntary organisations are at the heart of local communities. It’s up to us to help build social connections

Young Americans are the loneliest, surprising Cigna study shows

And, believe it or not, social media usage is not correlated with loneliness but face to face conversation is an antidote if you're socially isolated.

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The power of informal relationships in disaster response and readiness

It’s no secret that our informal, personal relationships are among the most valuable resources in life and business. The same applies true in the realm of disaster response and readiness. The aid…


Why Community?

In 1977, a woman stood up to ask Professor Marshall Mcluhan a question in the lobby of the Sydney Marriott. She wanted to know: as weapons of war become increasingly more powerful, what can we do to…


80 years Harvard study: how to live a healthy and happy life

For nearly 80 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has been producing data and lessons on how to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.


Start with Who – Michel Bachmann – Medium

In his famous TED talk, Simon Sinek encourages people to “Start with Why”. That is, at the core of any organization is the purpose that inspires people to move into action. My experience with…


The Role of ‘Place’ in Human-Centered Design – Shane Chase – Medium

Since starting the Good Work Institute in 2015, we’d been looking for educational tools to help shape the ‘Next Economy’. The Good Work Institute fellowship program supports entrepreneurs…

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9 ways to turn recurring events into a community – Fabian Pfortmüller – Medium

I come across a lot of monthly or yearly recurring gatherings that describe themselves as communities: The Web Summit community, the TEDx community, the SxSW community, The NY Tech Meetup community…

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