The Omni Intelligencer

Sell your house faster for more. auction-style-property-sale
  Wednesday, May 25, 2016  Home > Education > Special Needs > How To Grow Your Bonsai
Follow us on Twitter
Every Dollar Helps
Donate using PayPal

How To Grow Your Bonsai

| More
Michael Leventhal


Unlike office buildings or universities, an online collaboration can not be seen.  The word “collaboration” may even put some people off as sounding too “brainy”.  But, as any soccer mom knows, collaboration is a tangible part of everyday life.  It is a system that brings people together to improve daily life for all.  I suppose other terms would make folks more comfortable.  Words like teamwork, partnership, group effort, association, cooperation sound softer.  But they are passive terms describing roles within an existing framework.  None capture the dynamism of complementary people working toward a common goal.  None consider either the depth and breadth required to conduct the enterprise.  None are adequate.

Wikipedia has this to say about collaboration

two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor[1][2] that is creative in nature[3]—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group.[4]In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.[5]Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication.[4] These methods specifically aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving.


Being both organic and dynamic, collaborations can not be grasped visualized as easily as stone and steel office buildings or university ivy-towers .  So, I offer the following simple analogy for understanding our collaboration.

Learn more about this unique collaboration

Join the collaboration


Sell your house faster for more. auction-style-property-sale
| More
  • North Carolina school system moves to restrict skinny jeans 24 May 2016 | 6:59 pm

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants has drawn a flood of opposition from students and parents.

  • Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US 24 May 2016 | 1:47 pm

    CORRECTS TO THE DATE HE APPLIED TO THE SCHOOL TO 2013 FROM 2015 - In a photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2016, Mohamad Bassel Khair poses for The Associated Press in his home in Clifton, N.J. Khair, of Damascus, Syria, is graduating from Montclair State University with a master’s in nutrition and food science and is now seeking asylum in the U.S. for his family, including a 2-year-old son. Before applying to the New Jersey school in 2013, he and his wife had fled Syria to Egypt, where they couldn't legally work. “They gave me a full scholarship, including rooming,” Khair said. “They were so helpful for me.” (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)BOSTON (AP) — Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees.

  • Mexican-American textbook stirs cultural debate in Texas 23 May 2016 | 2:56 pm

    HOUSTON (AP) — A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.

  • Feds: Detroit paid $1.27M for tutoring that wasn't provided 23 May 2016 | 2:55 pm

    DETROIT (AP) — A woman who retired from Detroit Public Schools after nearly 40 years created several companies and billed the struggling district for at least $1.27 million for tutoring services that weren't provided, authorities said Monday.

  • NY school solar program off to slow start, now regrouping 23 May 2016 | 9:16 am

    An ambitious program to install solar panels at New York's public schools, already off to a slow start, has to recruit a new partner after the financial collapse of one of the nation's largest solar companies. ...

  • 5 Things to Know About Financial Aid in Online Degree Programs 23 May 2016 | 7:30 am

    A college or graduate school education can be costly for on-campus and online students alike, but there are ways to ease the burden of a hefty price tag. When it comes to financial aid, prospective online students -- just like traditional students -- should first ensure a program is accredited by the Department of Education so that students are definitely eligible for federal funds, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of, a website connecting students with colleges and scholarships. Here are five things they should keep in mind when applying for financial aid.

  • Sotomayor to graduates: Learn from your mistakes 22 May 2016 | 4:17 pm

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has advised the class of 2016 at the University of Rhode Island to hold onto the memories they've created and learn from their mistakes.

  • Thousands of Fresno State Bulldogs are officially college graduates 22 May 2016 | 2:59 am

    Thousands of Fresno State Bulldogs are officially college graduatesIt's one of the largest classes to graduate at Fresno State -- 5,475 Fresno State students sit together in achievement -- but in the crowd some stand out among the rest.

  • How the 'bathroom bill' debate went nationwide 21 May 2016 | 7:00 am

    When the Obama administration on May 13 sent a letter to nearly 100,000 public schools defending transgender rights, it elevated so-called “bathroom laws” to a national civil rights debate. As Americans debate the question of whether one’s gender identity or biological sex should determine bathroom usage, experts say it’s clear that many Americans can’t quite get their heads around what being transgender really means. Recommended: How much do you know about gay rights in America?

  • Some in Oklahoma statehouse urge Obama impeachment over bathroom rule 20 May 2016 | 6:40 pm

    The Oklahoma State Capitol is seen in Oklahoma CityBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Republican state lawmakers in Oklahoma have introduced a resolution urging the state's congressional delegation to start an effort to impeach President Barack Obama over a White House recommendation that schools accommodate transgender students. The Obama administration told U.S. public schools last week that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. The Oklahoma resolution, introduced on Thursday night, calls on the state's members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the policy.

The fastest and best way to sell real estate.