Appreciative Inquiry Into
Business as an
Agent
of World Benefit
David Cooperrider
Case Western Reserve University
www.davi...
B.A.W.B
It started right
here…
The remarkable Appreciative Inquiry Summit
at UN
What will they call our
generation?
Business as an Agent of World Benefit
“Awe is what moves us forward.”
Over 3000 interviews.
Epic innovation. $9.46 trillion—what
news?
“Shoes that bloom”
Shoes that
bloom?
Once in a Civilization
Opportunities
{we can eradicate extreme poverty}
{renewable energy for everyone}
{economies that bl...
Brave and good: Why so little news
coverage?
Reverse
The world’s
80/20 Rule
Small shifts make seismic differences.
& enriching generative potential?
How might we design a “more than Nobel”
like prizing for
…Business as an Agent of World
Our Prototyping With Design Firm
I...
“surprise of friendship” “For positive
things… we have
to make the
effort.”
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David Cooperrider's talk at TEDx United Nations Plaza on Appreciative Inquiry into business as a force for peace; business as a force for eradicating extreme poverty; business as a force for eco-imagination. business has the opportunity to be one of the most creative forces on the planet, and that the 21st century can become an unprecedented century of sustainable innovation where businesses can excel, people can thrive, and nature can flourish. For papers on the Appreciative Inquiry Design Summit go to www.DavidCooperrider.com

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David Cooperrider TEDx UN Appreciative Inquiry into Business as an Agent of World Benefit

  1. 1. Appreciative Inquiry Into Business as an Agent of World Benefit David Cooperrider Case Western Reserve University www.davidcooperrider.com
  2. 2. B.A.W.B It started right here…
  3. 3. The remarkable Appreciative Inquiry Summit at UN
  4. 4. What will they call our generation?
  5. 5. Business as an Agent of World Benefit “Awe is what moves us forward.” Over 3000 interviews.
  6. 6. Epic innovation. $9.46 trillion—what news?
  7. 7. “Shoes that bloom” Shoes that bloom?
  8. 8. Once in a Civilization Opportunities {we can eradicate extreme poverty} {renewable energy for everyone} {economies that bloom } {education everywhere} {positive institutions}
  9. 9. Brave and good: Why so little news coverage?
  10. 10. Reverse The world’s 80/20 Rule Small shifts make seismic differences. & enriching generative potential?
  11. 11. How might we design a “more than Nobel” like prizing for …Business as an Agent of World Our Prototyping With Design Firm IDEO Elevation Acceleration Urgent optimism Epic meaning making Appreciative intelligence
  12. 12. “surprise of friendship” “For positive things… we have to make the effort.”

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