This week, we take some time to share our ICOSA philosophy along with common strategies for connection and collaboration. You may know that ICOSA is short for Icosahedron, the 20-sided polyhedron made up of equilateral triangles. The icosahedron is symbolic in many ways, specifically, the icosahedron has no internal structure, the triangles themselves provide the support. This means each triangle is dependent upon its neighbor, a strength we at ICOSA see as an individual's or organization's unique strengths and talents, to support each other and to form its beautiful shape.
That's how we at ICOSA envision connection and collaboration. When each person brings their strengths, dreams and gifts - and likewise, supports the strengths and attributes of other groups, we can do something big, and create something beautiful. (This structure was reinvented as the Geodesic Dome by Buckminster Fuller - who inspired the ICOSA Prinicpals)
To expound upon the concept, Gayle talks with Christopher Pelley, CEO of CIMCO Private Wealth, and with Bill Eggers, Author of The Solution Revolution, How Business, Government and Social Enterprises are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems.
Chris Pelley is a private wealth advisor and is active in ACG, a global association for professionals in corporate growth, development, mergers and acquisitions. Connection and collaboration may just be his middle name.
Pelley makes a distinction between networking and connecting, "In networking, you have something to sell. Connectors have something to give."
Be sure to listen to learn more about how business leaders can inspire one another to do good, do better and make the world a better place by working together.
At the bottom of the hour, our guest is the author of The Solution Revolution, How Business, Government and Social Enterprises are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems, Bill Eggers. Eggers is one of the country's best-known authorities on government reform. He is the Global Research Director for Deloitte’s Public Sector practice, columnist and author of now, eight books.
In his latest book, Eggers suggests that a new breed of Wavemakers can revolutionize how society tackles social change, and improve conditions throughout the world.
Together, society is building the infrastructure to support social innovation, through financing from institutional investors and socially responsible investing creating funds, venture capitalists honing in on the social innovation front, along with crowd funding and crowd sourcing sites, and the U.S. and U.K. governments, all working on creating an environment for problem solvers to flourish.
Tune in to hear more about the Solution Revolution, and visit the website to learn if you're a Wavemaker!
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Network... or connectors.