What the most effective network we know has to teach us about informational flows and architecture.

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We are going through an inflection point into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, our systems and environment are changing at an exponential rate, knowledge is doubling almost every dayand we are beginning to see a merge between the biological, digital, and physical. These bring about unprecedented effects to entire systems of business and governance.

Every unit, from individuals to organizations, is being required to innovate and come up with creative ways to stay relevant. We have already started to see many organizations restructuring for faster adaptability, with a growing shift from very rigid hierarchical structures to flatter structures, and the implementation of methodologies such as Lean, Agile and Design Thinking. …


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Three weeks ago I embarked on my biggest adventure yet. I flew to Peru to spend three months to researching, designing and prototyping solutions that can help disadvantaged students learn to create value for themselves and their community in the Age of Information. The idea would be to then return home, pack all my things, and move there to implement.

Why am I doing this? Well, back in 2016 I realized I wasn’t into working in my chosen major Digital Marketing. I did some reflecting and realized I had always been passionate about education — I’ve always seen it as the root of many of our social problems. As I explored the principles of Social Entrepreneurship I learned how I could use my business and design skills to devise solutions for this space, and jumped right in. I was blessed to gather amazing experiences working at my university’s startup accelerator and innovation hub. In the back of my head I knew the things I had learned could have immense impact in the developing Latin America, but I was not brave enough to ditch the present opportunity to get a work visa to stay in the US. …


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De esas noches tristes cuando no visita la musa.
La creatividad escasa
Nada brilla,
Nada inspira,
Nada…nada.

De esas noches cuando cuesta respirar,
No hay ganas ni de escribir,
Lo tienes que forzar,
La energía falta,
El aire falta,
La razón falta

Y en este abismo oscuro de confusión y apatía,
nos encontramos mi voz y yo,
buscando un motivo y una razón
para esta curiosa existencia
que nos puso aquí.

Elegidos por el universo
para esta vida y este momento.
Nos preguntamos, ¿por qué?
¿Para qué? ¿Cuál es el punto?

¿Dónde se encuentran las ganas,
la pasión y el fuego? …

About

Eliana Alba

Designer for social good hellbent on changing the way we think about education. Business Strategist. Biology Enthusiast. Secret Poet.

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