Carrie Lee Ferguson

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I used to be a real lover of rules.  But my life offered me experiences to grow out of being a rule follower, and I think that’s because the world is changing, and I’m growing with it. Success used to depend on this model of following and applying rules.  This is no longer the case.  Technology gives us access to resources, information and connectivity.  Things are changing at a breakneck pace, and… Read More

My transition into 2014 spirals back to activism and to considering what creative action in the world looks like. I’ve written about creative activism before, about letting our hearts lead and changing the world from a new kind of thinking.  Today my understanding is deepening, which happens often–I think I know something and then months or years later I’m revisiting it and I’m engaged at a whole new level.  It’s a different… Read More

This article first appeared on Go Girl, a magazine with a fresh new take on the global perspective. It came at the end of my first day at the Social Good Summit: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  A quote from my all-time favorite quotable person, Albert Einstein, and a wake-up moment at the Summit.  I’d contemplated this quote often and… Read More

This article first appeared in Go Girl, a magazine with a fresh new take on the global perspective of adventurous, independent women. Walking into the 92Y in Manhattan on day one of the Social Good Summit, I feel a new kind of buzz.  Admittedly, it’s partially induced by the newness of donning heels and blazer and blogger status, credentials swaying as I step into a whole new endeavor.  But truly, this buzz is about… Read More