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Tom commented on Collaborative Model for Innovative Problem Solving

Good afternoon, Celia:
Looks like we may be doing this without Building Bridges directly involved.
Can we connect by Skype or WhatsApp to talk?
May wish to involve other people with similar proposals.
What do you think?
Tom.kruer

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Tom commented on Collaborative Model for Innovative Problem Solving

Hi, Celia:
Sorry for the delay getting back to you. The life of an entrepreneur tends to be full of distractions.
Love "Global Brainstorm" Let's work together to change the world.
May I propose that we wait a few days and see if OpenIDEO and Building Bridges wish to be involved in bringing us those of us that have presented similar concepts together prior to moving out on our own.
I will not speak for you, but I suspect that it would be fine by both you and me if OpenIDEO takes the credit for bringing us together... since they did! Besides, more important things to deal with these days than over inflated egos.
Peace, Tom

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Tom commented on Collaborative Model for Innovative Problem Solving

Hi, Paul:
We have thought through the details. since we all know, the devil is in the details.
Many of our members have been involved with or have started "Maker Spaces". Idea Soup is much different and more involved in that prototyping at a Maker Space is just one small aspect of product development and fulfillment. Furthermore, services delivered by not-for-profits require a very divergent set of skills for "prototyping". Hope that makes sense.
A regional hub model seems appropriate for some areas, while a more centralized model will work better in other areas of the world. Basically, it depends upon the nature of the socio-political factors in a particular region. The last thing we want to do is force a "western capitalistic model" upon areas that do not think that way.
As before, great questions. Thanks!
Tom