Writing & More
Most of my consulting doesn't show up publicly. You can only find it in internal strategy documents or external reports with an organization's name, but no author.
When I can, I share what I'm learning through writing, speaking, and more. I aim to connect ideas from across the social change sectors. Here's where to find some of that work.
1 | Key Reads on Strategy and Change
How do workplaces become toxic? Medium. Putting together what I've learned on organizational culture and change.
Seizing a window of opportunity: lessons from research on anti-corruption reform From Poverty to Power. Co-written with Flor Guerzovich and Sol Gattoni, based on research we did for the Open Society Foundations.
Eight Practices for Strategic Agility Stanford Social Innovation Review. Based on research for Oxfam America into new approaches to strategy, with support from the Hewlett Foundation. (Ungated PDF available here.)
Welcome to Peak Uncertainty. Population: You (and Your Team). Medium. Written during the first weeks of the COVID pandemic, with ongoing relevance.
One year on: Building the politics we want to see Medium. Reflections on the first year of the Trump presidency.
Yes, Expose the Neo-Nazis. Then Recruit Them Back to Humanity WIRED. Written in August 2017, following the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville.
2 | More Writing
I've written over 300 blog posts on social change strategy, management, global development, and more since 2010. First it was Blogger, then I moved to Wordpress, and now you can find me in the following places:
The Medium blog tends to be longer analysis with a longer shelf-life, while the Substack newsletter is more timely commentary and links. I keep cross-posting to a minimum.
3 | Podcasts and Video
Strategic planning when your CSO faces fundamental uncertainties. NGO Soul + Strategy Podcast, with Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken.
What are Anti-Corruption Windows of Opportunity? CIPE's Rapid Response Podcast, with my colleague Flor Guerzovich and Peter Glover.
In late 2022, I started experimenting with short video production. The result was a series of strategy shorts, including:
The full series is available on Vimeo.
4 | Other Social Media
Where else? Find me occasionally posting on the following social media.