I haven’t posted a blog in some time. I have been paying attention to to things related to our shifting political landscape. More than ever I am studying how influence, power and control is being exerted through our modern media conglomerates. More and more our news and pundit spinmeisters are fomenting “upset”. The following editorial sums … Continue reading
Simplicity and Complexity
"I wouldn't give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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Walt Roberts / Change Design
I'm a co-founder of Changing The Game; Power Politics and Participation and the Change Design Lab.
I'm also a partner with Transformation Systems International and a board member of The Performance Center.
I offer services related to strategy and organizational design for Game Changing initiatives, campaigns and movements.
Power, properly understood, is the ability to achieve purpose.
It is the strength required to bring about social, political, or economic changes. In this sense power is not only desirable but necessary in order to implement the demands of love and justice. One of the greatest problems of history is that the concepts of love and power are usually contrasted as polar opposites. Love is identified with a resignation of power and power with a denial of love. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
-- Martin Luther King Jr