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#ParticipationSignal - Issue #4

Until one is committedUntil one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ine
November 27 · Issue #4 · View online
Until one is committed
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. 
William Hutchison Murray - The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951)

The Hive is the New Network
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The Unsung Importance of Inner Work
It's Time For Exponential Thinking About Corporate Responsibility
Future Humans: Just how far can our evolution go?
Why the best problem-solvers think with their hands, as well as their heads
With Works Like 'Orphan Black,' 'Ex Machina,' and 'The Martian,' Science Fiction Is Becoming Less Fictional - The Atlantic
The API of WE
We’re all drifting out to sea, and struggling to chart a course to the island of hope. Could the rise of citizen leaders finally shift the global tides?
The API of WE is in some ways formless, but it echoes with the notion that tens of millions of people don’t see their story in the global narrative – so they’re going to write one themselves, in a way that honours their connection with other human beings. 
You can read the ‘API of We’ article in its entirety on the Better website
Meet The Team
Louise Barnard, Better mischief maker
This weeks featured team member is Louise Barnard, Strategic Associate
A seeker at heart with a passion for new experiences and new people, Louise spent 12 years working for some of the biggest players in the advertising world, along with additional stops at a small digital agency, a consultant for startup organizations, and a team member on a groundbreaking human behavioural prediction project with data scientists at the University of Nottingham. Louise lives in London with her husband and one-year-old son. She is particularly dangerous around books, which she devours with reckless abandon. As a result, she’s filled with ideas on Better ways to synthesize, analyze and ultimately connect the dots.
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What We're Watching
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We're on the lookout for talent to join our team
At Better Ventures, we work with some of the world’s biggest (and most loved) brands to bring new participation-based business models to life. We focus on developing bespoke participation strategies, compelling community experiences and digital/analog interfaces to facilitate both commercial transactions and social interactions between businesses and their employees, partners, consumers or fans. Our core belief is that everyone who contributes to the creation of value deserves to win.
We need new teammates who can help us make that happen.
Full details of the Participation Producer opportunity can be found on our website
We can’t wait to hear from you.
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