The Operating System


In this weekly [RE:CON]VERSATION series-within-a-series, thought leader and strategist Jennifer Sertl brings us #REFLECTIONS : a curated list of links mined from her substantive, expansive social technology practice. These resources span geographic and disciplinary bounds to identify sources of guidance and resilience that promise to be of use as we grow in our personal and community behaviors, seeking creative and professional evolution. 

See the series introduction here.



-Walt Whitman-

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,

All, all alike endear’d, grown, ungrown, young or old,

Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,

Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love,

A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,

Chair’d in the adamant of Time.

May we continue to live lives worthy of those who have sacrificed on our behalf. Perhaps the best way to honor lives lost is to life fully with both purpose and joy.

My favorite presidential quotes:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe
~ Abraham Lincoln

We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers, some of us let dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days . . . to the sunshine and light which always come  ~Woodrow Wilson

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


1) How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek (@simonsinek)

 2) A story of reconciliation: The Porcelain Unicorn 

3) The Five Debates We Need in 2016 by Nigel Cameron (@nigelcameron)

4) I Fought For You ( written & produced by our @joshpies)

5) Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

6) Treasure Trove of Bill Moyers & Abraham Lincoln

7) What Eisenhower Taught Me About Decision-Making

8) List of book-based war films of 21st Century 

9) My favorite war movie: The Hurt Locker ; reviewed in Time 

10) Man’s Search for Meaning  by Viktor Frankl #MemorialDay #a3r



Jennifer Sertl is an internationally respected author, keynote speaker & the president and founder ofAgility3R. Agility3R is a training and development company dedicated to strengthen strategic and critical thinking skills. As a thought leader in the emerging field of corporate consciousness she uses neuroscience and existential philosophy to inspire leaders. Jennifer’s book Strategy, Leadership and the Soul, published by Triarchy Press in the UK provides an innovation model that integrates personal development and business strategy.

Most recently she was a speaker at the Asian Banker Summit in Bangkok, Thailand and at Sibos in Osaka, Japan discussing leadership, globalization and innovation.
Jennifer runs a business simulation strategy game called Interplay™ that facilitates awareness and personal accountability focused upon quantifying intangible assets and human capital.
Caring very deeply about the intersection between human values and technology, she is a strategic advisor to Washington, DC’s think tank Center for Policy and Emerging Technology (C-PET). She was also included in documentary Well-Being In the Digital Age produced by @RDigitaLIFE.
Jennifer has three children ranging in age from kindergarten to high school and is active in her community. She holds dual majors in English and philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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