This is the second part of “What companies can learn from Janwaar”. The first part you’ll find here. While the first part was more about how to set-up the transformation process in order to succeed (=principles), here in the second part I summarise the main learning in form of a few rules. Combined these rules […]
This is the first part of “What companies can learn from Janwaar”. The second part you’ll find here. While the first part is about how to set-up the transformation process in order to succeed (= principles), in the second part you’ll find the main learning in form of nine rules. Combined these principles and rules […]
When one thinks of transformation, change management and EmPOWERment, a closer look at the skate park in the remote Indian village of Janwaar, whose inhabitants live just about poverty line, does not really seem to make sense. But only at first glance – a second look shows that companies can learn enormously from this example. […]
On October 9 and 10 I was invited to hold a design thinking workshop in Imizamu Yethu, a township in Hout Bay, south of Cape Town. The goal was to bring various members of the skateboarding community together and find a common understanding of what they want to do with their skatepark. It was a […]
On April 8th I was invited to give a talk at the HS Pforzheim. The topic was: How to drive longlasting (social) change (=sustainalbility). 80 students were watching online the Q&A – Benjamin Fritz, who has been to Janwaar for six weeks in 2019/2020, was asking the questions – it was fun!
Last week I was part of a Musterbrecher-workshop (online) “Unternehmertum” (Entrepreneurship), which they condicted for their client freenet, Hamburg, Germany. My role was to share my experiences with my social experiment in Janwaar and to draw parallels between my work in the village and my work as a consultant for companies. This might seem odd […]
I am currently in Bombay, India at the MIT India Initiative. I was invited to talk about Re-thinking Education. Here is my talk – I hope there is something in it for you! That’s an audio file of my talk. When I went to school I always felt like an outsider.I never had many friends. […]
On July 27, 2019 I conducted a design thinking workshop at Prakriti School in Noida. Prakriti is the partner and supporter of the Open School Project I run with the Rural Changemakers. So naturally the changemakers were part of the workshop. Not only did they participate in the sessions, they also facilitated two sessions. Important […]