Are conditions approaching for a rapid economic shift?

Cross-posted from the New Weather Institute Blog  Prof Richard Murphy of City University thinks out loud about the prospect of a rapid transition in economic thinking and practise, in conversation with New Weather Institute’s Andrew Simms at the Hay Festival  By Richard Murphy Andrew Simms and I had a lot of fun talking at the Hay Festival on 1st June. I …

Learning from the past, about rapid transitions

Cross-posted from The New Weather Institute.  “We sense new weather.  We are on our marks.  We are all in this together.”– Carol Ann Duffy What can history teach us for the task of rapid transition in the face of climate change and corrosive inequality? Historian Molly Conisbee looks at how communities adapted during Britain’s dramatic urban growth and upheaval in …

Gerrymander Voting Maps In Wisconsin Struck Down By Federal Court

November 22nd, 2016 by Steve Hanley.  Published in Think Progress.  Just when you think the world has gone dark and there is no hope that actual adults may be in charge of things in America, a tiny ray of sunshine appears to reassure us that all is not lost. A federal court has struck down the voting gerrymander voting maps …

Reconnecting – an interview with John Thackara

The following is an interview with John Thackara about his last book “How to Thrive in the Next Economy”, conducted by Jonny Gordon-Farleigh: Jonny Gordon-Farleigh: Your new book, How to Thrive in the Next Economy, explores practical innovations in sustainability across the world. What stories would you pick out as the most instructive for the scale of change we need …

Platform cooperativism is the radical idea that the internet would do more good if its major properties were democratically owned and governed

By Richard Bartlett Platform cooperativism is the radical idea that the internet would do more good if its major properties were democratically owned and governed. The second Platform Cooperativism conference took place last week in NYC, and to coincide with the event, Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider launched a new collection of essays on the topic, called Ours To Hack …

McKinsey advice on transformation process

Cross-posted from McKinsey Companies should bear in mind four principles during the target-setting part of the transformation process. In our work with companies over the past six years, we’ve learned four key lessons about the target-setting process. 1. There’s always more money on the table than you think We recently looked back at 15 companies we’ve worked with, comparing actual …

Trump’s promises and the real deal

By Les Leopold Over the next two years 1,400 Carrier air conditioner workers will see their decent paying jobs migrate to Mexico. This highly profitable Indiana facility, represented by the United Steel Workers, will make even more money south of the border where workers earn less in one day than the Indiana employees make in one hour, according the New …

Navigating innovation in the public sector

Cross-posted from Workz.dk By Kit Lykketoft | Oct 31st, 2016 | Culture and behaviour| Customer focus and service design| Gamification| Innovation and strategy development Innovative approaches in the public sector are growing in numbers. But when is service-design the right choice and how does that differ from positive deviance? How can we use open data and what is behavioural insights? …