Random Excerpt: Changing Your Community Will Take a While — So you Might as Well Get Started.

Every week, I crack open The Local Economy Revolution to a random location and copy that section here.  Intrigued by what you read?  Check out the full book here.  You'll be glad you did. Really.    It will take a while…so you might as well get started   In a true display of democracy, a …

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Random Excerpt: Why community involvement requires a structured approach, even when we’re seeking new ideas

Every week, I crack open The Local Economy Revolution to a random location and copy that section here.  Intrigued by what you read?  Check out the full book here.  Mind.blown. -- When communities and nonprofits do public engagement, we often fuss about how we keep getting “the Usual Suspects.” But we often do little more …

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Random Excerpt: What a consultant is good for

This is a selection from The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  Like what you read?  Check out the book at  https://localeconomyrevolutionbook.wordpress.com/book/ --- Um, Della.  You keep beating up on consultants.  You've been a consultant for close to 20 years.  You still make money consulting. You like to eat, don't you? Hm. …

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Random Excerpt: The three main barriers to meaningful public engagement

Every week, I open The Local Economy Revolution to a random spot and give you a selection here from the book.  Intrigued by what you read?  Get the whole book here. One of the biggest, often overlooked challenges we are facing today is that our traditional debate model of public involvement isn’t working, and it’s …

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Random excerpt: Turning Pro

This passage is from Todd Henry's The Accidental Creative, an excellent read and podcast listen: I spent much of my life as a paid amateur. I was doing what I needed to do to get the work done, but I was secretly waiting for someone to come along and “pick” me.  I was saving myself for a …

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Random Excerpt: How to Fix Incentives

Note: this is a random selection from The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  Like what you see?  Check out the book for print or e-reader.  You'll be glad you did.    We've been talking (or, well, not talking) about incentives in economic development in the US a lot lately. They work, …

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