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YES -- Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Living Labs

YES (Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability) --  with Luz Maria Puente Kawashima

The YES (Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability) project started in 2008, when Luz Maria Puente sat with YES Latin America leadership, as part of the iScale Strategy, Structure, and Governance Community of Practice, first in a Clarity Forum near Boston (USA) and then in Geneva (Switzerland), wondering if one could apply strategic systems mapping to a global action network.  They decided to start near home, with the YES Latin America network.

Initial Project Description

In this 23-minute exploration, Luz Maria provides an overview of the project, the 6-month process, key insights, key experiences or shifts in the participants, and potential and documented impact.

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ISC Live Lab Co-investment and Return on Co-investment

Context.  In 2008, we were framing strategic systems processes in the context of global action networks.

Co-investment.  In this fieldwork with YES, a global action network, we co-invested our intellectual property of strategic systems thinking and the strategic processes of global action networks, and our social network of leaders inquiring into the strategic nature of global action networks.

Return on Co-investment.  The return on this co-investment was both the utility of the strategic clarity framework in the global-to-local setting of global action networks, as well as the strategic clarity gained by network leadership of their role in the evolution of complex networks.

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