Wise Fool Weekly Digest: Test Drive version

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

It’s About People. Real People

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

Welcome to the Fusion Age

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 Welcome to the Fusion Age

The First Principles of the Local Economy Revolution

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 The First Principles of the Local Economy Revolution

Book Trailer for The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived

Got 5 minutes? Get a high level overview of why this book is for you. One thing that has changed since I published the first version of The Local Economy Revolution: What’s Changed and How You Can Help is that people now make trailers for books. Kind of like a movie trailer, but without car crashes and … Continue reading Book Trailer for The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived

Big News: The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived!

Pre-register here for the Insider Discount on the new book Finally, finally, finally…  ] After more than five years of learning and doing and failing and learning and doing again, the revised, updated and expanded version of my 2013 book, The Local Economy Revolution: What’s Changed and How You Can Help  will be released in … Continue reading Big News: The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived!

Agenda 2021: Bigotry-breaking through community innovation

We're all looking at the coming year with some mix of hope and trepidation: an end in sight now to some of the biggest crises we've faced, but also a new, sobering awareness of Big Things we need to work on. I've been sketching the issues and the new opportunities I think we have to … Continue reading Agenda 2021: Bigotry-breaking through community innovation

Remembering Tony Hsieh, Downtown Las Vegas and the Realities of Vision

I never met Tony Hseih.  That was on purpose.   The Downtown Project in Las Vegas crossed my conscience at a moment when I had become frustrated, embittered by the failures of my professions.  As an urban planner and economic developer with a long history in downtown and community revitalization, I had hit a dead end, concluding … Continue reading Remembering Tony Hsieh, Downtown Las Vegas and the Realities of Vision

Showcasing the importance of Independent Local Business: My interview with AARP

We have a growing awareness of how important - and fragile - our local small business community is, and that awareness is definitely strong among our oldest residents.  That came home to me in a new way when I was asked to talk about local business and local economies with AARP Wisconsin.  As I said … Continue reading Showcasing the importance of Independent Local Business: My interview with AARP