Through its independent publishing arm, the Wise Fool Press, the Wise Economy Workshop produces books and short publications called Short Shots.
Wise Fool Press books are available in paperback or digital format, wherever you order your books. Current publications include:
- The Local Economy Revolution Has Arrived: What’s Changed and How You Can Help. This collection of essays and stories explores how macro-changes in technology, economics and more are affecting local communities, and examines the changes in behavior and mindset that communities and community leaders will need to help the places they care about thrive in the coming era.
- Everybody Innovates Here analyzes the common structures and limitations of current approaches to generating entrepreneurship and innovation, and outlines a strategy for creating truly inclusive innovation systems that benefit the whole community. Everybody Innovates Here is one of the underpinnings of the Power Plant community innovation system, which is part of my Doing work.
- Crowdsourcing Wisdom examines the failures and unintended consequences of conventional public participation or public engagement and provides detailed instructions on an alternative approach that allows people to participate more actively and constructively in decisions about their community’s future.
- Why this Work Matters presents personal reflections written by 11 government and nonprofit leaders, focusing on their motivations and challenges in the face of communities that often discredit or oppose them.
Short Shots are mini-publications, usually under 50 pages, with lots of pictures. Some Short Shots are experimental, such as testing out a theory, while others are easy-to-read sections from longer publications. Short Shots are available exclusively as PDF downloads on Gumroad. Current Short Shots include: