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John Bordeaux - The language is they want to change

John Bordeaux - The language is they want to change

You know, it’s funny. The language is they want to change. And you brought this out, the people think, “Oh, but you know, we have the right culture of social work, social business,” because they want to change. And again, I’ve had the privilege of working with some large clients internationally now. Most of my life has been in public sector. I’m doing private sector work now, for the past couple of years, and this is eye opening. But when[...]
John Bordeaux - We are disengaged with where our work is being done

John Bordeaux - We are disengaged with where our work is being done

One of the dark sides is I can say I’m collaborating because my teammates meets every couple of days and it doesn’t take us much; it’s pretty quick; we’re globally distributed. But if the meeting hierarchy – if the meeting dynamics, and the conversational dynamics, and the sense around the table is all of one mind, I’m basically taking a shortcut. I’ll say I’m collaborating but basically I’m going back to just make sure you all agree that I’m right[...]
John Bordeaux - It is the community not the corporations

John Bordeaux - It is the community not the corporations

The last time organizations got involved in more civil society, we had company towns and child labor in sweatshops. So, I’d rather they didn’t engage with their current incentives and notions and quarter to quarter results focus. No, I’d rather organizations to get more involved. And you do see some aspects, right? So, in the education system, the 21st century skills, I can see there are some sort of initiatives down there, with Cisco and Microsoft and some others, trying[...]
John Bordeaux - The true nature of the network economy

John Bordeaux - The true nature of the network economy

And the more – the sooner we can realize all the networks are connected, and we’re deciding to husband off these things that’s been – and put walls, oh, nobody gets in this one. You know, that’s fake. That’s completely fake for one reason, a human being will be on your network and then will go home and get on their home network, and you just bridge networks. I mean, that’s the, let’s go front page on national security right[...]
John Bordeaux - Creativity is the core aspect

John Bordeaux - Creativity is the core aspect

I was privileged to work on a congressional study, the project on national security reform, and I got to meet with some real remarkable people in the U.S. National Security System through the years. And one comment a gentleman made was, you know, when we had a crisis, we would sit in the security room, and we would hear from the economic analyst that will tell us, the economies of the region how they might be affected. We hear from[...]
John Bordeaux - Companies are not integrating into communities

John Bordeaux - Companies are not integrating into communities

The companies aren’t integrating into communities and here’s a thought, because they don’t have to. And so, we can turn off the recorder and get a little dark on this, but the companies are not integrating into communities because a.) I can find a better community more suited to my endpoint by doing business over here. So, I’ll just buy a local operation in another country where the culture that satisfies me with a lower regulation, that sort of thing,[...]