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Advisory Board and Research Directors

"War College" of the Small Is Good Business Revolution

Advisory Board Members

Our Advisory Board members serve as valuable mentors to, and collaborators with, the Research Directors. Each member captures and reflects the spirit of Sohodojo:

Visit Allan Coheh's bio page at Babson College... Allan R. Cohen Wellesley, Mass. USA - Edward A. Madden Distinguished Professorship in Global Leadership at Babson College where he specializes in organizational change, leadership, negotiations, and experience-based education. Co-author of best-selling books including Sohodojo Must-Read Influence Without Authority.
Visit Andrew Cohill's bio page at Design Nine... Andrew M. Cohill Blacksburg, Virginia USA - Founding Principal of DesignNine and the Knowledge Democracy Center. Internationally recognized for his experience and leadership in community organizing and community networking, Andrew is best known for his founding role as Director of the Blacksburg Electronic Village.
Learn more about Richard Florida... Richard Florida,Toronto, Ontario Canada - is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and author of the internationally influential book, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life.
At the NC Capitol on behalf of small business Perri L. Morgan, Raleigh, North Carolina USA- Executive Director of NC100, an independent small business advocacy group in North Carolina. Perri is a top lobbyist deeply immersed in the issues affecting small business. She also has extensive management experience in non-profit corporations.
Let Mike tell you a story... Michael J. Moshell, Maitland, Florida USA - Founding Director of the CREAT Digital Media Program and Chief Scientist of the Visual Systems Laboratory of the Institute for Simulation and Training, both at the University of Central Florida. Mike is currently focused on a more active teaching/research agenda and helping to shape the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy.
Visit Teledyn to learn more about Gary and his nanocorp... Gary Lawrence Murphy, Sauble Beach, Ontario Canada - CEO of Teledynamics, an internationally recognized IT professional services nanocorp. Gary is an active advocate of unfettered global connectivity, open source, business webs and rural teleconomics. In 2001, Gary was elected to the Internet Societal Steering Group.
Learn more about Stuart Rosenfeld at the RTS web site... Stuart Rosenfeld, Carrboro, North Carolina USA - is a Principal of Regional Technology Strategies, Inc. and internationally-recognized leader in the domains of business clusters and microenterprise networks. Stuart recently investigated Montana's business clusters and wrote persuasively on the need to support the emerging Creative Enterprise Cluster.
Visit Rick's Communities of the Future web site... Rick Smyre, Gastonia, North Carolina USA - President of Communities of the Future, and a nationally recognized futurist specializing in the area of building capacities for community transformation. Rick works closely with Andrew Cohill on projects assisting rural communities with the development of broadband communications capabilities as well as on the 'people-side' with training in process leadership and community dialog.
Visit Selma's Teaching for Thinking web site... Selma Wassermann, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Professor Emerita of Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, author of numerous books and articles on teaching for critical thinking, and honored by the Harvard School of Business for her leadership in promoting case method teaching. Selma is currently co-authoring a book about mindsets and their impact on learning, growth, and social change.


Founders and Research Directors

Photo of Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky, Sohodojo Founders and Research DirectorsJim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky are founders of Sohodojo and serve as its Research Directors. Jim and Timlynn have been together shaking things up as high tech entrepreneurs and change agents since they met in graduate school in the mid-eighties.

As Sohodojo Business Services (formerly JFS Consulting) – their Portfolio Life nanocorp – Jim and Timlynn oversee a 'corporate conglomerate of us' with a diversified portfolio of dejobbed small businesses that includes their small business services and consulting practice, the Sohodojo applied R&D lab, and "sandbox"/exploratory ventures including The Local Food Economy Game, 3RBuilders.Net,, and The Pop Culture Store and Virtual Museum.

In 2004, Timlynn and Jim completed a one and one-half year Sohodojo commitment to field research and social action as Director and Enterpreneur/Futurist In Residence of the North American Rural Futures Institute (NARFI) at Montana State University - Northern. This Sohodojo applied research service in northcentral Montana has given us a current and diversified perspective on the state, needs, and opportunities for Sohodojo's support of rural entrepreneurism.

In 2005, Jim and Timlynn relocated from northcentral Montana to rural southeast Iowa where they continue their applied research and social action.

In 2008 following the historic flood in southeast Iowa, Jim and Timlynn relocated to the Oakhill Jackson and New Bohemia neighbood of Cedar Rapids to contribute their creativity and efforts to rebuild the city's small businesses and devastated communities.

Jim and Timlynn's business/life goal is to envision and develop Small is Good Microenterprise Networks throughout rural and distressed urban communities interested in unleashing the 'other side of capitalism'.

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