The Value of Collaboration

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

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

Editors

Poster Want to change this world? Planeta.com thanks friends for contributing directly on this website. We are testing how to add editors for those who wish to add stories, preview and recap events, and engage in a dynamic conversation of sorts via the social web. Recruiting readers and writers in our 25+ year slow adventure …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of …

Board Games

Buzzwords Board Game = any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers Headlines https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/08/the-hottest-new-board-games-from-gen-con-2019 https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/ars-technicas-ultimate-board-game-buyers-guide-2018-edition Planeta.com Play Get Out of Jail Free Card

Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention, conscious Reflections Anyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? When institutional memory is lacking or we find ourselves fidgeting, it’s hard to practice anything resembling conscious living, …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local …

Janes Walk

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world the first weekend of May. Key Links janeswalk.org Facebook @janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, …

People

Buzzwords People = Human beings Meet the locals. Headlines The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/23/truth-world-built-for-men-car-crashes As many of you will know I’ve spent THREE YEARS (😱)researching this book about the dangers for women of a world built on male data. Here is a sneak preview in …

Elections

Buzzwords Election = a formal and organized process of electing or being elected, especially of members of a political body Examples https://planeta.com/usa-2020-elections USA 2018 Midterms Democracy and the Internet #electionnz Mexico 2018 Elections Planeta.com Democracy Politics Snap Election