Earlier this year, Lara and I were part of co-creating a new book on healing psychological trauma (recently published in Dutch, English translation coming up).
What started with the dream of one person, became a reality through collaboration of a group that involved over 100 people.
The short version of the story? The one person having the dream was Ybe, traumatherapist and Lara’s mother. She started writing the book. Then Lara and Jill added illustrations and poetry. Then, Rob and 20 more people joined in organising a marketing and social media campaign. Finally, close to 150 crowdfunders made the first print of the book a reality!
For many people involved, this project shifted the perception of what is possible in book publishing. Continue reading Dream of writing a book? Join our inspiration session!
Here are our Links of the Week, curated from several of our partners’ reading lists.
Facilitation & complexity
Chris Corrigan writes about the danger of being attached to an outcome in facilitation or consulting situations. Referring to the story of a recent Netflix series that dealt with this topic, he asks the question:
how do we let go of a pre-conceived outcome so that we can truly learn what’s going on and make decisions based on good information?
Read all about it in The curse of predetermining outcomes.
The value of your degree
A remarkable piece of news from the accountancy world. Ernst & Young have decided to no longer require prospective new hires to have a university degree. Continue reading Links of the Week (Week 3/2016)
“Sometimes I think the work of a facilitator and business consultant is all about moving some chairs.”
(– Tanja Korvenmaa)
Continue reading Moving Chairs – Before and After (or: why we are called “Structure & Process”)