Hello there, you workers in the NGO sector. You consultants. You donors and big-time funding sources like foundations and …
You and I need to read and apply. Question and challenge. Try and fail. Try and succeed. Practice over and over. Talk about what we’ve learned. Learn what we’ve talked about.
And… We need to figure out how to ignore the stuff that is pretty much unimportant. Pay attention to the more important and really important.
You know… All the stuff that makes us competent and useful and successful and helpful and valuable.
So here’s more stuff to read and reference and learn from and find curious. Do you have someone to talk with about all this?
Check out Vu Le. And read his blog. And pay attention to cultural competency points. And…
Here are books I’m aiming to read:
- Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
- The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris
And here’s the really big question: How do you use these in your work? How do you get this information into your organization? How do you talk about the themes and implications with your colleagues?