Adversaries as Allies/Common Ground

I spoke at the terrific Chicago Common Ground conference last week.  I highly recommend it, so practical and insightful.

I spoke about adversaries as allies, using my first experience working the Environmental Defense Fund in 1990/91 as an example.  EDF’s original motto was “Sue the Bastard.”  They worked with McDonald’s to collaborate.  A real breakthrough.

Remember the notorious Styrofoam clamshell? I used a Big Mac package from 1991 to talk about our work with EDF to reduce waste.

This Common Ground conference might be the best one I’ve been exposed to. For those looking for practical and thoughtful program, consider this.