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 winter. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Fusion Economy vs. Industrial economy
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!**
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
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
“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
this essay is cross posted from Econogy.co In the book that I am finishing up, tentatively titled Everybody Innovates Here, I am asserting a new vision for innovation in the dawning era, what I have taken to calling the Fusion Age. My premise in the book is that, given what we need to do to … Continue reading Design solutions for better Innovation Infrastructure and Innovation Districts
This essay is cross posted from Econogy.co and Della Rucker on Medium. To continue the line of thought from yesterday’s critique of design thinking… So why do we resist more meaningful or hands-on engagement of the people for whom we are problem-solving? Why do we persist in doing it the Industrial Age way when it … Continue reading Why isn’t Design Thinking enough?