A Recipe for Failure

recipe: mixing bowl with flour
Photo by George Grimm Howell (publicdomainpictures.net)

In a large mixing bowl, stir in these ingredients:

1 cup Good Idea
3 cups Vision
2 tbl Great Site
16 oz Capital
2 pints Community Support

When fully blended, leaving just a few lumps, heat in a medium skillet. Just prior to serving, mix in:

2 cups Market Realities
1/4 tsp Project That Just Doesn’t Work

(For quicker failures, omit ingredients in the blend such as Capital, or Community Support.)

Bob Brehm served as director of Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation from 1978 through 1995. Since then, he has taught practitioners in communinity and organizational development and consulted for community groups.

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