I’ve just returned from two weeks in Europe. It included stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. As always, it is quite satisfying for me to feel the experience continue to ripple in me. The feel of architecture. Cafes. People watching. Navigating bikes and trams. Crepes, food. Sites. They are life-changing, as is the choice of a gentle re-entry to stacks of projects, piles of email, and regular life needs. The relationship of rest to action is one that I continue to learn about.
One stop that I particularly enjoyed in Amsterdam was at the Impact Hub. Friend Tatiana Glad, Hub Maker, was our host (and rather fantastic tour guide). Together with my partner Teresa Posakony, we all offered a session on Chaos and Order with some of the Amsterdam Hub Team. Tatiana harvested some of that here.
It was inspiring to meet with these people. As always is the case, to create some minimal conditions to circle up, share stories, ask questions with each other, and further our learning together. To hear Tatiana tell some of the founding story of this Hub. To stay simple. It was apropos. The day previously we had visited the Van Gogh museum. From this, and a book that Teresa offered to the Hub Amsterdam people, Van Gogh was quoted, “How difficult it is to be simple.”
Ripple. Hosting impact. It has me excited to meet again with the local Impact Hub, Salt Lake City.