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“The first bud of spring sings the other seeds into joining her uprising.” ― Amanda Gorman

Happy Spring!

Enjoy below some gems I notice through my network and beyond.

On Blogging

“Why do you blog? What is your strategy behind blogging? What do you blog about?” — @bill_slawski


I blog to make sense. These are often half-baked ideas. Over time my blog has become my outboard brain. I blog mostly for myself. I write about learning, work, complexity, democracy, innovation, etc. My strategy over 18 years is just to write —” — @hjarche


“Same :) Blogging since 2008 for myself!” — @write2tg


To explore new territories (semiotic trails)@TheodoraPetkova


“I blog to learn. Every article I publish is an opportunity to dig deeper into a subject, simplify something complex, or clarify something confusing.” — @JonasSickler

I blog to research. Sometimes I turn the crème de la crème of posts into a book.

I blog to share deep thoughts about what caught my attention. I blog to observe ideas from interesting people, and to anchor/revisit stories, experiences, and practices.

Communities Engagement

Entrepreneurs Grand Jury

Being a Grand Jury member for the yearly Students-Entrepreneurs Contest Pépite made me engage locally with the academic and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

It was refreshing to hear work in progress and learnings from young instigators in higher education, construction, community building, social services, and environmental services. I am still pondering Silicon Valley’s model to build and scale startups.

Urgent optimism

According to Jane McGonigal, urgent optimism is a mindset and a practice. It combines mental flexibility, realistic hope and future power/actions for self-efficacy and collective efficacy. In addition, imagination, courage and deep collaboration skills are activated.

To practice and develop urgent optimism, I have been learning with a global community of urgent optimists/futurists since March 2022.

Travelling in Norway

I’ve enjoyed a few days off to Oslo, Norway and a few Norwegian cities one hundred miles away to hike in the woods and mountains, stroll in Oslo’s boroughs, and explore historical museums.

Great views from the Operahuset, Holmenkollen, and Sognsvann. I enjoyed walking in the boroughs of Vulkan, Bla, Vigeland and Frogner. Discovering Fredrikstad was quite an adventure!

It was refreshing and uplifting to travel and explore abroad again during the pandemic. But it felt weird and risky, too.

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