building community

7 Social entrepreneurs building a common space, Hub Seattle

It is often said that the Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of two characters which mean “danger” and “opportunity.” I guess that’s not quite right. But then neither is the word “irregardless” (which, technically, means the opposite of how people use it). So, irregardless of the true meaning of…

1 Turning Seattle’s hodgepodge of do-gooders into a community

Seattle has become a hub, or more accurately a hodgepodge, of international do-gooders. To begin with, there’s that internationally oriented foundation based in Seattle run by a couple of mega-billionaires. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy, has made the Emerald City (do we still call it…