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“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

Peter Drucker made this comment before the online game “Catalysts for Change: Paths out of Poverty” was invented. In the past 48 hours, over 17,000 cards were played by 1,500 participants over 50 countries. This real-time online collaboration has illustrated … Continue reading

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Winners!! Of the Innovative Citizenship Award!!!!

Plasko_Kisic in Peru and Open in Oakland win the Innovative Citizenship award for touching on a very old issue that continues to have deep modern implications. Plasko_Kisic reminds us that denying one group the ability to fully express their identity and to exercise their own … Continue reading

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Everything does not start and end with funding.

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Super Citizen Award!

The Super Citizen is awarded to Nasrendinhoja for rethinking rules to favor the marginalized. People often ask: Do our votes really count – when, how and by whom? Nasrendinhoja proposes that marginalized communities take full advantage of social media platforms … Continue reading

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Winner!! of the Master Storyteller Award!

The Master Storyteller Award goes to 3 people who together arrived at a great idea around using a global library system for sharing hyperlocal stories about best practices. Well done! Magnusi in New York suggests we go hyperlocal to tell … Continue reading

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Final Salvo

In the final hour of play its time to really build on cards already played. Let’s show the servers what last hour means to people all over the world united in meeting their goals. With any luck they should hold.

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Dernier coup de pousse

Il ne nous reste que des minutes!!  Voila que depuis plus de 47 heures nous avons été, et sommes toujours sur http://play.catalyze4change.org en train de mettre “carte sur table”. Plus de 1400 joueurs issus de plus de 50 pays.  Ensemble, … Continue reading

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Quotes from Desiderata

Good evening/good morning everyone and good playing —————— 1. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. 2. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak … Continue reading

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Under 1 hour left of game play!!!!

Hello all you Catalysts for Change! As we are nearing the end of this amazing process here are some short and sweet figures: We’ve had over 1,400 PLAYERS from over 50 COUNTRIES and you have contributed over 17,000 cards. SEVENTEEN … Continue reading

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Quality education not just education

As the game gradually comes to an official end (because i feel unofficial exchange of ideas will continue) a post on building more schools in areas with high rate of poverty.  I think it goes beyond building more schools. The … Continue reading

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