The April 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review includes an article that features Decurion prominently.

More than 20 years ago, we identified Decurion’s purpose as providing a place for people to flourish (updated three years ago to providing places for people to flourish).  Since then, we have been on a journey to make that purpose more and more true, more and more a fact of day-to-day experience at Decurion.  We have got clearer on what it means to flourish, and we have introduced practices that apply to individuals and to communities.

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When I was 16 and on a family trip to Greece, I visited the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek.  On his tomb was written, “I hope for nothing.  I fear nothing.  I am free.”  As I begin to talk about myself and about Decurion, I recognize that I have at least as many fears now as I did then.  Among other things, I fear appearing ignorant, uninformed, or confused.  I don’t want to be reduced, diminished, or dismissed.  And I am averse to having others characterize or functionalize me.  All of this is bound to occur as I speak about what is most important to me.  But my hopes are bigger than my fears. Henry David Thoreau wrote, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.”  I want to create contexts in which people (including me) can pursue full and meaningful lives.  And I have pursued that aspiration largely through my work at Decurion.

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