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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    to talking about how he learned to trick the mind into opening up and allowing itself to play with the future Draper left the Rand Corporation and secured his doctorate in education specifically to teach teachers how to engage the future in grades K through 12 He had a hunch and he wanted to run experiments When working with a classroom of 5th And 6th grade teachers he handed out as assignment that simply ask the teachers to write the rest of the story Each handout had a paragraph beginning the story For all the task was to make up a story based on this vague first paragraph Draper left the classroom and retuned about 20 minutes later Many of the teachers were just sitting having written very little Others were several pages into their story He asked them to share their experience of writing What none of them knew was that half the teacher s paragraphs were written in past tense the other half in future tense With few exceptions teachers who had past tense had fun and wrote many paragraphs making up the story as they went along But those writing future tense struggled imagining a story that was yet to take place This discovery led Draper to teach his course very differently Draper began to teach modeling to his students Most of them had no idea how to create models in their imagination or how to use models in their thinking processes To his students the future was something left to the experts to be proven right or wrong over time The future was made up of facts just like in their history books not possibilities and imagination And it gave Matt and me an important insight This is how the axiom you can t get There

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    to talking about how he learned to trick the mind into opening up and allowing itself to play with the future Draper left the Rand Corporation and secured his doctorate in education specifically to teach teachers how to engage the future in grades K through 12 He had a hunch and he wanted to run experiments When working with a classroom of 5th And 6th grade teachers he handed out as assignment that simply ask the teachers to write the rest of the story Each handout had a paragraph beginning the story For all the task was to make up a story based on this vague first paragraph Draper left the classroom and retuned about 20 minutes later Many of the teachers were just sitting having written very little Others were several pages into their story He asked them to share their experience of writing What none of them knew was that half the teacher s paragraphs were written in past tense the other half in future tense With few exceptions teachers who had past tense had fun and wrote many paragraphs making up the story as they went along But those writing future tense struggled imagining a story that was yet to take place This discovery led Draper to teach his course very differently Draper began to teach modeling to his students Most of them had no idea how to create models in their imagination or how to use models in their thinking processes To his students the future was something left to the experts to be proven right or wrong over time The future was made up of facts just like in their history books not possibilities and imagination And it gave Matt and me an important insight This is how the axiom you can t get There

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/backcasting (2016-04-24)
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    And it gave Matt and me an important insight This is how the axiom you can t get There from Here but you can get Here from There originated When you begin to frame the future from the present all kinds of blocks show up The present is full of the here and now and of many reasons change is not possible Very little of our school life is composed for facilitating imagination and foresight It is based on learning facts and facts are only within the past or the here and now It is based on test scores and right or wrong To ease the tension Matt and I decided that the first paragraph we wrote from which participants would use as a baseline would insure success It would ask participants to remember their success story Draper s work was an important influencer in the development of our method and process The importance of modeling playing with ideas assuming success became core principles in our work Draper s book Teaching the Future is an important book and still very relevant It is however almost impossible to find Our Curriculum for the 21st Century was also inspired by his work This morning this article on Peter Drucke r showed up in my in box Drucker was quite good at envisioning THERE and bringing it to his HERE Gail Tomorrow Makers Post a Comment Share Article tagged Axioms Design Draper Kauffman Future Gail Taylor Learning Exchange Matt Taylor Rand Corporation backcasting learning in Creativity Imagination Learning design Saturday Jul 13 2013 Assembling Complexity When the community practically falls together Saturday July 13 2013 at 09 42AM Evolution not only evolves the functioning community but it also finely tunes the assembly process of the gathering until the community practically falls together Kevin Kelly Chapter 4 Assembling Complexity Those that know me know I return to this chapter over and over always finding new insights and value I was thinking about naming this journal page When it is time to railroad people start railroading a quote by Robert Heinlein another way of saying everyone jumps on the bandwagon And then Todd suggested I think about nature and ecosystems rather than modeling a mechanical mindset of a fading paradigm Today re reading Assembling Complexity re minded me of how nature learns and scales into patterns of renewal and growth Nature learns from the ground up and in a somewhat random order The chapter takes on new meaning every time I read it Today I think I am coming to knowing my work and vision With foresight I only had words in hindsight I have experience and realization More than 30 years ago Matt and I created a process and method that has come to be called the MG Taylor body of knowledge At the time we thought we were creating something that would catch on quickly and provide a new way of working We thought that terms like anticipatory collaborate design paradigm shift requisite

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    He had a hunch and he wanted to run experiments When working with a classroom of 5th And 6th grade teachers he handed out as assignment that simply ask the teachers to write the rest of the story Each handout had a paragraph beginning the story For all the task was to make up a story based on this vague first paragraph Draper left the classroom and retuned about 20 minutes later Many of the teachers were just sitting having written very little Others were several pages into their story He asked them to share their experience of writing What none of them knew was that half the teacher s paragraphs were written in past tense the other half in future tense With few exceptions teachers who had past tense had fun and wrote many paragraphs making up the story as they went along But those writing future tense struggled imagining a story that was yet to take place This discovery led Draper to teach his course very differently Draper began to teach modeling to his students Most of them had no idea how to create models in their imagination or how to use models in their thinking processes To his students the future was something left to the experts to be proven right or wrong over time The future was made up of facts just like in their history books not possibilities and imagination And it gave Matt and me an important insight This is how the axiom you can t get There from Here but you can get Here from There originated When you begin to frame the future from the present all kinds of blocks show up The present is full of the here and now and of many reasons change is not possible Very little of

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    2014 A timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius Wednesday October 1 2014 at 12 37PM 1980 Inspired by her observations and reflections on her time teaching second grade in the late 1960 s and her exposure to the work of Lawrence Halprin Gail Taylor coins the term It finds its way into the business planning documents and collateral of Taylor Associates in the early 1980 s 1997 Fast Company Magazine publishes Group Genius a feature article on Matt and Gail Taylor and the DesignShop process they created with MG Taylor Corporation formerly Taylor Associates 1998 Leaping the Abyss Putting Group Genius to Work by Chris Peterson and Gayle Pergamit published by Knowhere Press This book was the first comprehensive mass market publication detailing the MG Taylor frameworks processes and methods Currently unavailable in print at a reasonable price the book is available for free online 1999 The Foresight Institute where Leaping the Abyss authors were Senior Associates hosts Group Genius Weekend at the Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term though the

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/fast-company (2016-04-24)
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    Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term though the context and meaning has much overlap The book has been well received and is typically receives the highest Google page rank when doing a search for group genius 2014 The Difference Australia a subsidary of Pricewaterhouse Coopers launches a promotional video that appropriates the term indirectly referencing the Taylor methodology as a core source of their own methodology Gail and Matt are frequent advisors educators and co designers to The Difference Australia team 2014 Tomorrow Maker Todd Johnston appears at TEDx Livermore and gives a Talk on several of the core conditions that contribute to the realization of Group Genius Tomorrow Makers Post a Comment Share Article tagged Fast Company Gail Taylor Group Genius Keith Sawyer MG Taylor PwC The Difference in Creativity History Transfer design Monday Sep 22 2014 TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius Monday September 22 2014 at 09 39PM Screenshot from Todd s TEDx Livermore Talk via Livestream Note The following is the written version of my talk at TEDxLivermore Uncorking Creativity on

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/group-genius (2016-04-24)
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    2014 A timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius Wednesday October 1 2014 at 12 37PM 1980 Inspired by her observations and reflections on her time teaching second grade in the late 1960 s and her exposure to the work of Lawrence Halprin Gail Taylor coins the term It finds its way into the business planning documents and collateral of Taylor Associates in the early 1980 s 1997 Fast Company Magazine publishes Group Genius a feature article on Matt and Gail Taylor and the DesignShop process they created with MG Taylor Corporation formerly Taylor Associates 1998 Leaping the Abyss Putting Group Genius to Work by Chris Peterson and Gayle Pergamit published by Knowhere Press This book was the first comprehensive mass market publication detailing the MG Taylor frameworks processes and methods Currently unavailable in print at a reasonable price the book is available for free online 1999 The Foresight Institute where Leaping the Abyss authors were Senior Associates hosts Group Genius Weekend at the Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term though the

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/keith-sawyer (2016-04-24)
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    Knowhere Store in Palo Alto California This marked the first appearance of the Group Genius logo pictured below right created by Christopher Fuller and Claire Arias 2000 The inaugral Group Genius Awards are presented by MG Taylor to individuals event teams and NavCenters that exemplify Group Genius in how they work and release creativity in groups Around 2004 Architectz of Group Genius forms as a design consultancy in Milan Italy inspired by the work and methodology of Matt and Gail Taylor 2007 Group Genius The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer a renowned and highly regarded scholar on the science of creativity is published So far as we can tell this is the first public appearance of the term not directly connected with the original usage of the term though the context and meaning has much overlap The book has been well received and is typically receives the highest Google page rank when doing a search for group genius 2014 The Difference Australia a subsidary of Pricewaterhouse Coopers launches a promotional video that appropriates the term indirectly referencing the Taylor methodology as a core source of their own methodology Gail and Matt are frequent advisors educators and co designers to The Difference Australia team 2014 Tomorrow Maker Todd Johnston appears at TEDx Livermore and gives a Talk on several of the core conditions that contribute to the realization of Group Genius Tomorrow Makers Post a Comment Share Article tagged Fast Company Gail Taylor Group Genius Keith Sawyer MG Taylor PwC The Difference in Creativity History Transfer design Monday Sep 22 2014 TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius Monday September 22 2014 at 09 39PM Screenshot from Todd s TEDx Livermore Talk via Livestream Note The following is the written version of my talk at TEDxLivermore Uncorking Creativity on

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/mg-taylor (2016-04-24)
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