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Judge's Feedback

In this final interlude from Season 1 we hear the entire Civilla team read the feedback they received from applying to the Macarthur Foundation's 100&Change grant.

Duration: 00:36:23

018 - The Final Week, Part 2 (Day 17 of 17)

In the eighteenth episode of One Billion we listen as the Independent Sector executive leadership team responds to the user research work their team has conducted. We hear what excited them and what scared them. And then we hear the answer to the question: did the time at Civilla change your life?

Duration: 00:29:36

017 - Leading Change

In this seventeenth episode of One Billion we meet the CEO of Independent Sector Dan Cardinali. He and his team made the choice to send 4 key staff members to Civilla for a month which leaves us asking: Why? As it turns out, he has a fantastic answer.

Duration: 00:28:19

016 - The Final Week, Part 1 (Day 14 of 17)

In this sixteenth episode of One Billion we prepare for the inevitable conclusion of our time with the Independent Sector crew. It turns out that design work is a roller coaster but by constructing an immersive story and painting a bold vision of the future maybe just maybe they'll be able to influence their leadership to lean into the work.

Duration: 00:34:03

Interlude - The Call In Show

In this special interlude we field questions from the folks back home. Tune in as the visiting team responds to question after question from the mothership.

Duration: 00:32:36

015 - Uncover The Meaning (Day 10 of 19)

In this fifteenth episode of One Billion we dive into the topic of design research synthesis. We learn what a difference deep synthesis makes in drawing meaning from your user interviews. The work concludes in a design review where the team gets feedback. The result of this work has started posing fundamental questions about the relationship between the conference and Independent Sector's mission.

Duration: 00:28:10

013 - A New Way of Working (Day 4 of 19)

In this fourteenth episode, the Independent Sector team conducts its first user interviews and starts working in a new way (it doesn't really feel like work). Life may never be the same. Tune in to learn about the pursuit of a different set of work inputs rooted in human-centered design methodology.

Duration: 00:24:21

013 - The First Day

Listen to the adventure of four leaders from Washington D.C. as they head to Civilla, a design studio dedicated to changework. Learn about the role of Immersions in readying learners to take on a beginners mindset. Isn't it possible that they are confronting the same types of challenges that are resident in your organization too?

Duration: 00:28:07

012 - SEASON TWO OPENER - The Preamble

Welcome to Season Two (in which we learn whether or not our podcast was a one hit wonder)! Tune in to discover why we don't do workshops but will gladly invest four weeks into the personal growth of a small delegation coming to stay with us in Detroit for a month.

Duration: 00:24:45

You've Been Accepted

In this interlude, we learn that we've passed the administrative review for the MacArthur 100&Change $100mm Grant. Turns out the Civilla application beat out 1100 other candidates and is now in the bottom 800.

Duration: 00:10:43

Interlude - Behind The Music

In this interlude, we wait to hear back on the status of our $100 million grant application to the MacArthur Foundation. In the meantime we discuss the music that was written and recorded for One Billion and unpack what it means for people to bring their whole self to their work.

Duration: 00:34:03

011 - Submit

This is One Billion's final full episode in Season One. We reflect on the experience of starting a podcast, assembling a $100 million idea, and share out our actual application. A major thank you to all who have contributed their voice to our podcast. Wait, just wait, till you see what we have in store for One Billion, Season Two.

Duration: 00:37:59

010 - Your Video Pitch

This is the tenth episode of the podcast: One Billion. In it we share out each step of our effort to create a short video pitch as part of our MacArthur 100&Change application.

Duration: 00:31:05

Interlude - 1 Billion Is Not 100 Million

In this interlude we share out where the name One Billion came from...cuz people have been asking.

Duration: 00:12:22

009 - What's It Cost?

This is the ninth episode of the podcast: One Billion. We hear from Mr. Ken Whipple, former CEO of Ford Europe, Former CEO of Consumers Energy, and Board Chair of Civilla. He tells stories of meeting President Truman, drinks with Margaret Thatcher, $150 Billion loans, and why it is that he wouldn't place a $100mm bet on Civilla. Sorta.

Duration: 00:48:23

Ken's 3 Things

When we sat down with Civilla's Board Chair Mr. Ken Whipple we didn't expect to learn his 3 ingredient recipe for success. Now we'd like to share that with the world. - Integrity: if you don't want your mom to read about it in the paper, don't do it. - Intensity: what would I have to do to really take this up a couple of levels? - Do what you said you were gonna do: every single time.

Duration: 00:06:55

008 - What's the problem? Part 3

This is the eighth episode of the podcast: One Billion. We look at the challenge of providing public benefits through a third perspective: the caseworker. And so the story barrels on forward...

Duration: 00:36:51

Interlude - Green Light!

We've got some good news - the pilot for Civilla's marquee initiative Project re:Form gets early funding!

Duration: 00:11:21

007 - Can You Do It?

This is the sixth episode of the podcast: One Billion (StartUp for Social Innovation), a behind-the-scenes look at how change happens. In it we discuss tiny teams on the fringe who are able to make the impossible happen. Greg Gorshman from Ad Hoc tells his teams' story uprighting

Duration: 00:28:29

006 - What's The Evidence?

This is the sixth episode of the podcast: One Billion. We work our way through questions related to evidence of effectiveness, risk mitigation, and evaluation in our pursuit to poke the universe.

Duration: 00:31:25

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