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A call for critical yeast at the University of Montana - How can you contribute to the success

August 27, 2016View for printing

Here's a thought-provoking and compelling op-ed about how to accomplish positive change at our University of Montana! How can you and your business contribute to this necessary "critical yeast?" We at Big Sky Commerce (comprised of several U of M alumni) are looking to serve as a mentor to U of M business students this fall. This year we promoted a U of M intern to a full-time position, and we'll continue to consider ways we may assist.


A call for critical yeast at the University of Montana

We write as faculty members committed to both supporting and challenging the University of Montana. Here is why we do so.

Internationally renowned conflict expert John Paul Lederach refers to the concept of "critical yeast." His research has led him to observe that substantive change for the better often takes place not through a "critical mass" but through a critical yeast, a group - even a small one - of effective, committed, creative individuals willing to stick with their institution even as they may have challenging things to say about it.


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