Episode 164 – Anika Goss-Foster – running a think and DO tank

By on Feb 19, 2018 in Adaptive Reuse, Associations, Behavior, Board of Directors, Collaboration, Connect, Connect: Detroit, Detroit, Disruption, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Learning Laboratory, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory, Stakeholders, Sustainable, Teamwork, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments


We’ve all heard of think tanks, but how many think and DO tanks have you heard of? Detroit Future City is committed to advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters. The organization accomplishes this by partnerships with residents and stakeholders using data driven strategies that promotes community and economic development. This week we talk with DFC’s executive director, Anika Goss-Foster about how the organization works to move Detroit ahead for the next 50 years.




“Create partners to make action differently.” (15:29)


“It needs to be in everyone’s best interest.” (19:13)



  • (9:38) Think and do.
  • (11:51) Activating the involvement.
  • (14:07) The premise of reporting to solve a problem.


Tip of the Week

Movement without accountability is not possible. You need to assign people responsible and deadines to facilitate real movement.


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