The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something EssayLack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing ‘sustainable’ tourism. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice into action. We …

Curation

Buzzwords Ron Mader: I honestly don’t think there are many thing nerdier than explaining ‘curation’ and why it might be useful. Your suggestions are welcome as we improve this presentation of content curation creation. EssayCurating has been around for a long time as people have crafted scrapbooks, mix tapes and playlists. Librarians curate collections and educational …

Open Space Technology

Photo: Open Space Technology in Estonia Open Space Technology (OST) is a creative re-imagining of relationships. OST was developed in 1985 by organizational consultant Harrison Owen. The third edition of his book was published in 2008 and highly recommended for anyone wishing to organize groups of people in ways that are respectful and engaging. Among …

Tequio

Buzzwords Tequio = Collective work Photos Embedded Tweets Wikipedia: La palabra proviene del náhuatl, en el vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana de fray Alonso de Molina se registra con dos variantes tequio, la cual no requiere adaptación fonética al castellano; y tequiutl que se ha adaptado como tequiuh perdiendo su final consonántico tl. Se …

Peace

Lingo Cards Peace = freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Translating: Every moment of the day provides an opportunity to create the conditions for peace.Afrikaans: Elke oomblik van die dag bied ‘n geleentheid om die voorwaardes vir vrede te skep.German: Jeder Moment des Tages bietet die Möglichkeit, die Bedingungen für Frieden zu schaffen.Spanish: Cada momento …

Microphilanthropy

Buzzwords Microphilanthropy = Grassroots effort to engage locals and visitors by assisting projects with small donations of time and money. Philanthropic donations of time, money, property and work have the power to create mutually beneficial experiences for visitors and locals. The difference between microphilanthropy and philanthropy is that the first has meaningful grassroots connections. Donations …