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Story Reversal – The Power of Frame Breaking

In my workshops on framing and strategic communication, I often teach audiences how to “break a frame” by exposing the underlying logic of a particular set of ideas and looking for a leverage point.  This brief video is exemplary of frame breaking.  It takes a simple, yet cogent story and pivots it in a powerful […]

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Where’s the Movement?

This article is also published on Alternet and CommonDreams. In forming his administration, President Obama abandoned the movement that had begun during his campaign for deal-making and a pragmatism that hasn’t worked. That movement is still possible and needed now. Here is look at what is required, and how a version of it is forming […]

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The Futurist Weighs In (Part 2)

This article is republished from Campaign for America’s Future. My little series on the turn of the decade (which started last week) was originally conceived as a two-parter: a look back to the past, and a look ahead to the future. That changed a bit this week, when the present rose up and made itself […]

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The Politics of Tomorrow

For all you Democratic Party strategists, Jon Stewart sees what’s going on.  So do millions of young people who watch his show.  We’re building the future political system to remedy this abysmal failure of leadership and tactics. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Mass Backwards Daily Show Full […]

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2010: The Futurist Weighs In (Part 1)

This article is republished from Campaign for America’s Future. It’s the New Year, and I’m celebrating by coming back to work after a three-month sabbatical from CAF. After four years of pretty consistent blogging, I needed some distance, some time to pursue a few errant passions, and the chance to recover my focus. As of […]

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