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“Partnering” by Jean Oelwang

Tangible lessons from 65+ of the world's most remarkable partnerships.

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Magnetic Moments

Keep connected and strengthen your ecosystem through intentional moments that keep curiosity and wonder alive, create space for honest conversations, spark unlimited joy, and build a wider supportive community.

Watch the video above for a concise but meaningful overview of Magnetic Moments
2000 Circles. Martin Hill and Philippa Jones

2000 Circles. Martin Hill and Philippa Jones

Magnetic moments are intentional experiences that allow for people to simply be present together. Keep curiosity and wonder alive by listening and learning from each other and the wider world. Get into flow, where honest conversations and unlimited joy flourish. There will be moments where you are unsettled, as you work through something difficult together.

“Open, trusting communication at all times and on all issues. We had a continuous dialogue, about every issue under the sun! It included commenting on nuances, pluses, and minuses in each other’s approaches and performances. The trust we built made this possible, without hurting each other’s feelings. It really helped us both in our daily lives, at work and at home.”

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“I can’t finish her sentences, and I hope she can’t finish mine, at least not most of them. And then we take that curiosity that we’re able to maintain in each other and point it at the world.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.29.36 Stewart Brand

“Even if you have a foundation of trust and a foundation of respect you can’t take it for granted. You need to make sure that you nurture the partnership; to me the food of partnership is communication. You always have to be open, transparent, and communicate.”

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“Joy is central and also the only kind of unlimited resource. Which doesn’t mean it’s easy to come by, but I think it is a fuel that is completely renewable.”

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“One of the things that I think has connected the two of us, but also I would say all of our family members, is the love of community and love of building community. That everyone was always welcome within the doors of my grandmother’s house, my parents’ house, my cousins’ and family’s house.”

Screenshot 2022-04-12 at 16.32.48 Hank Willis Thomas

“And time is really the investment of the journey of friendship and a relationship and being willing to track on to get it done. Take time. Be purposeful.”

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“Our partnership is fluid. Its not rocky. It’s not difficult. It flows. And sometimes it flows down, but we manage to rise back up.”

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