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Friday June 5, 2020

"If you want to change the world - or the culture - all you have to do is change the conversation. In the beginning was the word -- that was how the Bible started. Asking the question of what is true wealth invites people to have a conversation they may never have had before. That itself is a measure a wealth! The value of our coming together can be measured by whether or not we are able to have a conversation we have not had before.
A conversation is an action."

    -- Peter Block

Recommended Reading: Information to help you gain a better understanding of Peter's work and what happens in the new conversation.

  • Interview with Peter Block: The answer to 'when?' is 'now' - What is it that we think we need before we can begin to change our communities and our world? Do we need more tools, training, skills, money? Better government, better leadership? Peter Block encourages us to consider that we already have all the skills, training, etc. that we need, and that we can start where we are, use what we have, and invite each other into the engagement, starting with a new conversation about what matters...

  • Citizenship and the Creation of Community - The powers of a new architecture of community and social space, including the power of choice, of place, of connection, of invitation, of new conversation, of commitment and others, including the power of small groups to change the world.

  • Leading through Invitation and Consent - When we get to work each day, when we go to a meeting or a presentation, we seldom ask ourselves what Peter Block considers some of the most important questions in life: What can this day (meeting, presentation, time) do for me? Whose day is it? Who causes my experience? Clarifying our answers to these questions can go a long way to creating an accountability that is the province not just of leaders but of all of us.

  • Connecting Community, Place and Spirit Conference in Carlsbad, CA - Event Archive - This large, informative "Real-Time Record" Web site was created during and immediately after a two and a half day conference conducted March 17-19, 2003 in the city of Carlsbad CA.

A Small Group - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
      - Margaret Mead

A Small Group is a Cincinnati organization committed to the creation of a restorative and reconciled community. Their strategy is to discover ways to engage the disengaged through working with existing associations and through direct invitation. You are invited to join them.

Peter's sites:

Cincinnati Press:
Prior Event: Urbanist Meeting - Cincinnati, Ohio - 9/10/03

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