For Kim’s birthday a few weeks ago we decided to do a chair bombing. We took an old bench, painted it, and placed it in an alcove by our office. Our process was pretty unstructured—we brought tools, cans of leftover paints, an idea, and enthusiasm for working creatively together.
The resulting flow was not only fun, it was instructive—about how we need to work at pioneering the 4th sector economy. Why? Because we had no map and didn’t know exactly where we were going. We had to trust each other and allow the process to unfold. That doesn’t sound a lot like business planning—but it reminded me that as sector-building pioneers, we need to be open to exploring, experimenting, doing art, using available resources, and listening to the voices of our communities along the way. That’s how we will build something radically new and intrinsically beautiful.