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Pandemic Good Ideas update, March 26, 2020

I'm going to temporarily put the longer-term Wise Economy-type ruminations on hold to share more immediate information.  As some of you know, I am now managing communications for the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), which is stepping quickly into a lead role in the movement to strengthen local economies by building strong independent businesses and … Continue reading Pandemic Good Ideas update, March 26, 2020

Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: White (elite) saviors fail most of the time

I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: White (elite) saviors fail most of the time

Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Cultivate native economic species

I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Cultivate native economic species

Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Human communities are human ecosystems. 

I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Human communities are human ecosystems. 

Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: It’s not about buildings or spaces or economics. It’s about people.

I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: It’s not about buildings or spaces or economics. It’s about people.

Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Fusion Economy vs. Industrial economy

I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help. I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013. Look for the new and improved version later this year. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Fusion Economy vs. Industrial economy

Announcing Everybody Innovates Here: **Now Available!**

I'm delighted to announce the release of my latest book, Everybody Innovates Here: Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Across Your Entire Community.  Here's a taste of what it's about: We’ve seldom needed innovation as much as we do now, and we’ve never needed it to happen faster. We’re on the edge of a new era, and we have … Continue reading Announcing Everybody Innovates Here: **Now Available!**

We need a new model for public decision-making

Conservatives assert that government aid is inefficient because key decisions are made through a cumbersome bureaucracy .  Progressives assert that professionally - managed government programs are necessary to actually address the needs of the population.   Neither of these are right.  We need a new approach. We have pretty conclusive evidence from the last two … Continue reading We need a new model for public decision-making

The End of Experts: Becoming Future Ready when you have a Past

When you have more than a few years under your belt in your career, it’s comforting to think, or at least to tell yourself, that you have this down pat. That you know, definitively, how to do the work, deliver the solutions, that your profession requires. That you’ve got the answers. You’re the Expert. The … Continue reading The End of Experts: Becoming Future Ready when you have a Past

The ship, the anchor and the Fusion Age future

“They’re not like us, they must be wrong.” “You don’t have a right to feel that way,  I do.” “We are by rights the ones to run things.  We were raised/educated to do this. Sit down. We’re in control.” Whoever told us that evolution was a straight line, linear progression, logical-marching-forward process had not absorbed … Continue reading The ship, the anchor and the Fusion Age future