Dan Pink is a master of creative swiping, which is MBA-speak for “he steals other peoples’ ideas.” Which isn’t to say he’s not a clever chap. And we certainly guys like him, crafty writers who aren’t put off by research, who weave the latest ideas into pithy, punchy, compelling narratives. Certainly, for every articulate Dan [...]
The new problems of the world require fresh approaches. They require our ingenuity and our careful, creative consideration. You and I know this, but still most of us don’t often get meaningfully involved. Why is this? I think there is a collective feeling that these problems are too big for any of us to make [...]
Today’s graduates face a new breed of challenges as they enter the workforce. They will confront messier, intractable problems such as climate change, global terrorism, antibiotic resistant diseases and persistent market weakness. The same technologies that empowered them as learners at the same time also multiplied the potential for global havoc. And this has changed the definition [...]
When I started my better living project it wasn’t really about quality of life at all. It was more about facing the question: “what kind of life is best for a person living in our times?” It was as much about being responsible as anything else. I was worried especially about intractable problems like global [...]
Hans Rosling and Design that Matters offer two compelling examples of practical design making a tangible difference in International Development.