Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Simple. Not Simplistic.

The key to the success of our Long Island Congress/Long Island 3.0 project is to design a "launch" that is easy to understand and immediately engages a "critical mass" of relevant individuals and organizations.

We see many in the public theatre make statements that, while on the surface may sound logical, are in fact rife with inaccuracies and "half truths" which ultimately undercut what the individual or organization may be attempting to accomplish. Simplistic, counterproductive and potentially dangerous.

It bears repeating. The Long Island Congress (despite its name) and Long Island 3.0 are not "platforms" for individual or organizational "advancement." The goal is to create an environment where good work may be accomplished for the advancement of all Long Islanders. 

Is this "egalitarian" view possible? Can we keep it simple yet make it effective?

Yes, if it is organized properly from the beginning. Make no mistake, it is a large task subject to many pitfalls. But, as we've said previously, what's the alternative? To continue to issue "static" reports unconnected to one another or to wait for the next "great individual or organization" to come up with a thunderbolt of an idea that will save us all? Haven't we seen by now that approach usually fails miserably?

No, the truth is much more basic. Great changes come slowly, through hard work, good organization and mutual cooperation.  The key is to create something that transcends our own existence and ambition and that remains a viable entity  continuing to produce positive outcomes for Long Island for the foreseeable future.

We'll start to lay our some of our "specific" methods soon as we get more folks on board. 

As always, all ideas and comments are welcome.

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