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The Journal of 2020 Foresight
Monday, November 28, 2005  

Greendale’s Double Nickel Rendezvous

Chapter Four: The Tribal Territories

By Steve Howard, CKO
The Knowledge Labs

Table of Contents
Chapter One: Basecamp
Chapter Two: The Ridge
Chapter Three: The Outpost
Chapter Four: The Tribal Territories

“Greendale. We’re going on a little trip, folks…. So these songs are about a place called Greendale and it’s a green dale…. There’s a lot going on in town. It seems to be a pretty mellow place, really. In town there’s about 20 to 25,000 people and it’s not a very big place at all… “

Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Greendale”

DOUBLE NICKEL RANCH. He’s not known for his punctuality. So, while I waited I glanced over the flyer -- "Thirty Days in August 2005 at the Double Nickel Ranch." It didn’t seem that long ago; the event falling on the heels of an adventure covering 3000 miles across five Western states in temperatures ranging from 0 to 115 degrees and climbing from sea level to 12,183 feet – but, eventually ending in a desert – Las Vegas at New York, New York.

Journal of 2020 Foresight: Over here.

Pathfinder: Sorry about that. I was on a long distance call and lost track of time.

J2020F: No problem.

Pathfinder: What’s that in your hand.

J2020F: Oh, this? The “55 Rendezvous.” I was just re-reading how we had described the event and what your two workshops were about. See?

Double Nickel Rendezvous
"Thirty Days in August 2005 at the Double Nickel Ranch"
Welcome to the Double Nickel Ranch

Produced by The Knowledge Labs and the Journal of 2020 Foresight


Thank You To All Participants and Presenters
Rendezvous: Thirty Days in August 2005

Harkening back to Rocky Mountain Fur Trading spirit based on a French word meaning "appointed place of meeting."

We’ve all gone our separate ways since our last gathering.

* What’s out there?
* Where did you explore?
* What did you discover?

We’ll update everyone on what the Corps of Re-Discovery learned and the status of The Field Guide.

Join our tall tales campfire series: It ain’t all “bidness” –

Our outfitters and local guides assured us they’ve penciled in plenty of unstructured time for getting new supplies, renewing acquaintances with old friends, making new friends, story swapping, engaging in contests and games of skills – a perhaps a little drinking, controlled mayhem and general rowdiness.

You’ll enjoy our full ranch experience, including evening activities such as talent night, family dance night, barbecues on the creek, or watching as young foals and yearlings are being gentled.

There is world-class trout fishing.

Home-style meals are served in the dining room in the founder's Victorian ranch house.

You'll stay in comfortable cottages.

Visit the Knowledge Trading Post.

Schedule of Workshops
"FOR MEMBERS ONLY (Opening Day Tracts)"

Check out our Rendezvous Community Central for the schedule of working sessions and presentations in the following

Conference Rooms

Joseph Campbell Conference Room:
LIFE – How to learn from each other’s life stories – our triumphs and failures – to find our mutually enlightened self-interests.
Dialog Leader: Pathfinder

Jedediah Smith Conference Room:
PASSION - How to do what you love, where you want to do it – resort towns offering the right mix of quality of life and community lifestyles.
Dialog Leader: Eagle

Sitting Bull Conference Room:
LEGACY – How to make wise decisions to expand the lifetime value of your career equity.
Dialog Leader: Grey Owl

Sonora Pass Conference Room:
FORESIGHT – How to shift your perspective to anticipate and prevent devastating disruptions to your success
Dialog Leader: Trailblazer

Hudson’s Bay Company Conference Room:
(Members-Only) Meeting: Nominating other remarkable people to be invited to join as thought leader advisors.
Dialog Leader: Grey Owl

Cache Valley Conference Room:
INNOVATION – How to create and capitalize on new opportunities overlooked by your rivals.
Dialog Leader: Explorer

Geronimo Conference Room:
SIGNIFICANT LIFE EVENTS: How to turn a personal crisis into a new adventure.
Dialog Leader: Pathfinder

Green River Conference Room:
How to achieve growth and prosperity the right way – secrets from executive who had the courage to run ethical and profitable businesses
Dialog Leader: Explorer

John C Fremont Conference Room:
Big Bang, Long Fuse Decisions: Scenarios, Implications and Indicators.
Dialog Leader: Trailblazer

Kit Carson Conference Room:
Enlightened Self-Interest: Creating Better Opportunities for those Who Follow.
Dialog Leader: Grey Owl

Crazy Horse Conference Room:
SYNCHRONICITY - Mastering the effortless art of orchestrating passion, persistence and serendipity.
Dialog Leader: Grey Owl

Mark Twain Conference Room:
Closing Panel Discussion: Two Previews of What's Next from the Center for Knowledge Creation and Innovation (CKCI) in the Cross Roads Series:

1. Working for Yourself: Field Guide for forming Mobile KnowCos including business model description, customized business plan outline and five-year exit strategy.

2. Working for Others: Intrepreneur Field Guide --Talent Brands -- moving from a fad to tipping point trend – implications for executives, change sponsors and agents.

Pathfinder: That was fun. I really enjoyed the cross-generation-gap discussions.

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