Hi. I’m looking for your help. Next month I will be launching a new quarterly digital publication called The Accelerate Us Journal. The Journal will be a thematic collection of content around a specific emerging issue in our local economies and communities. My hope is to bring together a lot of very different stories that allow … Continue reading AccelerateUS Journal First Edition Seeking Contributors!
The first AccelerateUs Salon will be held on May 5 at 7 PM, with a virtual happy hour to follow! After doing the AccelerateUs: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Local Economy Revolution series on video and podcast last year, I wanted to see what kinds of new insights happen when these amazing creators and doers talk together - and … Continue reading Join the first AccelerateUS Salon on May 5 (and meet the speakers!)
Trep House is a new Virtual SuperHub for New Majority founders -- Black and other disadvantaged business owners or starters who have great potential for growth but need some help getting there. Trep House coordinates a network of resources and services for New Majority founders, ranging from business skills education to vetted vendors and tools … Continue reading Sponsorship levels, Trep House
As I've been saying in my livestream videos lately, the purpose of the First Principles section of the new, revised book are to keep the fundamental changes our communities are experiencing right in front of our eyes -- to help us combat the deep temptation we have to revert back to Business As Usual. Even … Continue reading Local Economy Revolution First Principles Short Shot Released
I am trying to re-find my voice for telling personal stories, as I start to think about writing a memoir in the next couple of years. This is reworked from a piece that I published here nearly 10 years ago, but pulled when I re-did this site. I'd love to hear what you think, and … Continue reading The Last of the Yankees
Hi, all. About six years ago, Saul Kaplan of the Business Innovation Factory took to repeating a phrase in pretty much everything I saw from him: Try More Stuff. I think that’s pretty good advice, especially in a world that’s changing in ways that we can’t always predict. We don’t know what will work, so … Continue reading The Wise Fool: Try More Stuff edition
Marianne Lefever recently asked a good question on LinkedIn: "Imagine a city designed by women, what would be different?" I'm not typically a big fan of fantasy city building, but I've been thinking a lot about the lack of women's voices in the "thought leadership" part of urban planning and economic development, so this was … Continue reading Cities by Women?
My new book, The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived, includes a postlude that was probably one of the best pieces I ever wrote. And probably the hardest. Not only does it progress through several places and people, but it touches on some things I’d rather not admit to. And on top of that, it features … Continue reading Probably my best work: the Bird Flip To Dying
For years, I've wanted to do a weekly digest to share interesting news articles, overlooked innovations, good ideas and examples of how to put a Local Economy Revolution in action in the places that you care about. A Local Economy Revolution touches every aspect of our communities, so I'm constantly coming across great examples and … Continue reading Wise Fool Weekly Digest: Test Drive version
This essay is drawn from The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived: What’s Changed and How You Can Help. This updated and expanded version comes out next week (eek!) You can get an Insider Discount by pre-registering at https://forms.gle/ZFMZwqrxG7XhLad29 Also, don’t forget that the first five purchases of The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived will … Continue reading It’s About People. Real People