Great story of school work blending with real-world needs. I get excited about assignments that have more application and relevance than just grade-book entry. Also, though, it is interesting to me that this was an “extra credit” assignment for some points on a bio quiz. What if more of these opportunities were the core of student work?!
It’s well past time to begin imagining an organization of a radically different kind — one that takes a quantum leap beyond strategy, marketing, and finance into a novel galaxy of unexplored, untapped economic possibilities.
Here’s what I think that organization — call it the Meaning Organization — might look it. It’s a nod to — but a step beyond — Peter Senge’s learning organization. It’s built not just to learn (and then do “business”) but, more deeply, to redraw the boundaries of prosperity, by doing meaningful stuff that matters the most.
First, its brain wouldn’t be the strategy group, but the wisdom group.
And the wisdom group’s lifeblood wouldn’t be in the hands of a finance team — but in the hands of what you might call a significance team.
companies are going to have to get lethally serious about having an enduring, meaningful, resonant, multiplying, positive, proliferating set of impacts — of all types, whether social, human, intellectual, spiritual, creative, or relational.
In the Meaning Organization, the nerve center wouldn’t be marketing — but what you might call humanizing.
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