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The rise of methodologies based on Design Thinking principles in recent years makes a lot of sense since they allow us to build innovative solutions effectively. However, are Design Thinking methodologies enough to solve complex social and environmental problems? Why isn’t Systems Thinking very popular among social innovators and entrepreneurs? Design Thinking Design Thinking processes are based on the systematic separation of divergent and convergent thinking, allowing teams and individuals to stay focused at each…

Newspeak House – Cooking for the Community At Newspeak House, cooking for the community is a ritual also known as Ration Club, entirely run by volunteers, where, usually two people buy ingredients and cook for the community. Here you can find my experience… Newspeak – My experience in ration club. Cooking for 30 can be really challenging! I had never thought before of all the hard work and Supply Chain Engineering that my grandma had…

Just a little over a year ago, in a very casual dinner in Barcelona during the 4YFN, Luis Ivan Cuende introduced completely changed my view of the blockchain technology. At the time, I had been reading about it, but it sounded like science fiction to me. However, described by Luis, It did sound very real. A couple of months later, Aragon’s white paper and Alpha version were released. But, before moving forward, what is Aragon?…

If this is the first time you’re hearing about the Unlocking Networks project or the Peer Networks Program, then we highly recommend you to visit www.unlockingnetworks.org and find out more about it. In 2016 Unlocking Networks began as a hub for social movement-makers, community managers and local group leaders to unlock the power of successful peer networks. Funded by Power to Change and managed by The Social Change Agency and Shared Assets, the project brought…

Article originally published in The Social Change Agency. If this is the first time you’re hearing about the Unlocking Networks project then we highly recommend you to visit www.unlockingnetworks.com and find out more about it. In 2016 Unlocking Networks began as a hub for social movement-makers, community managers and local group leaders to unlock the power of successful peer networks. Funded by Power to Change and managed by The Social Change Agency and Shared Assets,…

On this day, exactly 2 years ago, I was leaving my job to go to Indonesia to support some communities I knew nothing about. On the 14th of March of 2016, I landed in Indonesia with the mission of helping these communities to find a business model around all the Bamboo they had been planting for more than 7 years, taking advantage of the skills that they already had. Despite their amusing skills and all…

As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to participate and lead tens of workshops and group exercises, in which innovative solutions had to be found, defined and tested for diverse problems. Following the advice and methods of more experienced consultants at Kaizen Institute, I could facilitate discussions and exercises within multidisciplinary groups, getting together to great effective solutions. Having left the Kaizen Institute two years ago, and moving on in a more “entrepreneurial” way, I…

The Blockchain Movement is here and we’d better get on board. In 2017, the cryptocurrency bitcoin hit the news. For better or for worse, blockchain is becoming integrated into our lives. In this article, we review the history behind blockchain, analysing how it became a movement that aims to revolutionize the way we store and transfer and register value, challenging some of the most powerful public and private institutions of the world. And we will…

“During the past two years, 1.3 million people fleeing conflict and persecution have travelled through Greece in search of safety and a better life in Europe. With the closure of the Balkan borders and the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement in March 2016, refugees can no longer continue their journeys. The legal path available to refugees in Greece—either asylum in the country or relocation elsewhere in Europe—is a long one: The relevant authorities don’t have…

With ICOs causing so much noise due to the possibility of potentially making very good money in extremely short terms, nobody seems to be paying close attention to the huge earning potential of the long game. Blockchain is here to stay “Blockchain is here to stay” Many people say. And it might be true, and I do believe it is true. But, if it is here to stay, why there seems to be no one…