Category: Ideas

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Sweden : Maktub

The first half of my Eisenhower Fellowship spent in Sweden was more meaningful than I could have imagined. The places visited, miles traveled and wonderful conversations with new friends will always be cherished like the warmth of a beautiful mid-summer day. Sweden is a country highly representative of my interests in the ideas of open […]

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Convergent Place Creation

As I distill the notes, drawings, videos and takeaways from my time traveling as an Eisenhower Fellow to Sweden I find ideas and areas of clarity around the formation and leveraging of PLACE to create CONVERGENT communities that will impact our collective future…. locally and globally. Guiding Beliefs of Convergent Place Creation The places we […]

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Umea Sweden – Umea University, SLU & Uminova Science Park

Umea University, SLU & Uminova from The Research Triangle Park on Vimeo. The last few days of my time in Sweden were spent in Umea, the northern most point ever for me personally (just 189 miles from the Arctic Circle). From Umea the northern lights can be seen throughout the year if the night sky […]

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Brixelgarden Sculpture Park

Brixelgarden Sculpture Park from The Research Triangle Park on Vimeo. During my time in Västerås Sweden I had the amazing opportunity to tour Brixelgarden Sculpture Park, home of the famous sculptor Richard Brixel, along with the Vasteras Science Park CEO, Caroline Drabe, and Arboga Head of Economic Development, Göran Dahlén. Brixel’s work is thought-provoking, provocative, and beautiful. The […]

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Lund Sweden: An Area of Innovation

Lund Sweden: An Area of Innovation from The Research Triangle Park on Vimeo. The City of Lund is picturesque and captures everything wonderful about a historic university town in a European setting. The city has many wonderful examples of how art and culture collide with society and academia throughout its beautifully cobbled streets, open plazas and green parks. […]

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What is possible… ما هو ممكن… ma hu mumkn…

You have to be prepared and always vigilant for opportunities if you want to make a positive impact on the world. Sometimes those opportunities present themselves as a car ride to the airport in Gothenburg Sweden between a Christian American man and a Muslim Iraqi man… I make it a habit of trying to learn […]

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Stockholm Science City

Stockholm Science City from The Research Triangle Park on Vimeo.   The Stockholm Science City Foundation is an outstanding organization with a mission very much in alignment with ours at Research Triangle Park. I had the privilege of spending the morning with the Chief Executive, Ylva Williams, to learn more about their organization and efforts to […]

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