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San Diego Schools Give Business the Creative Talent It Will Need

John M. Eger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

When it is becoming clear that creativity and innovation are the benchmarks of the new global knowledge economy, California, and San Diego in particular, has been reinventing its systems of education.

The next economy needs YOU!

Jules Peck | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Jules Peck

Image courtesy of Adbusters Have you ever wondered what the 'next economy' actually looks like today? Would you find it helpful to have one place y...

Business Support of the Arts Isn't Philanthropy

John M. Eger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
John M. Eger

As democratic strategist James Carville was fond of saying during the Clinton presidency, "It's the economy, stupid." Well, fast forward to 2016: "It...

The World Post-COP -- System Reboot, Not Plug-and-play -- Part Two

Jules Peck | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

Very different actors inhabit the worlds of the current policy landscape and this emerging vision of a new system. Some bridge both worlds -- but too few.

The Next Chapter

Indra Heerkens | Posted 11.24.2015 | New York
Indra Heerkens

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a circle of events in New York City that the DOEN Foundation, the company I work for, is involved w...

Doing Better: The $80 Billion Shift We Need Now for Economic Democracy

Michelle Long | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Michelle Long

Today, the literature is clear -- an economy with fewer big players does a good job of funneling wealth into few hands, but the best path to the most jobs and the most wealth for the most people is directly correlated with the density and diversity of local ownership per capita.

The Uber-Simplified Debate on the New Economy

Mike McDerment | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Mike McDerment

Uber is only a tiny segment of what is alternately called the New Economy, the Sharing Economy, etc. Yes, there are many people driving for Uber, yet this small group is becoming the center of what's being debated while most Americans working independently are largely overlooked.

Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely.

Janet Redman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Janet Redman

So can these talks deliver an agreement that moves us into a post-fossil fuel world? The simple answer is "no." For starters, the draft agreement they'll be using as the basis for discussion makes no reference to fossil fuels at all.

Celebrating the Future at Bristol's New Economy Summit

Jules Peck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

This week I had the great pleasure to be one of the hosts of a wonderfully energetic and creative two-day summit on the new economy in Bristol, asking what the future could look like for money, business, ownership, cities and much more.

Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Through Technology, the World

John M. Eger | Posted 10.04.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

We know that technology is shrinking the globe, but the reasons are largely economic: mostly the opportunity to see the world as one market, with standardized goods and services, standardized marketing and standardized messaging.

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

Making Sense of the 'New Economy'

Jules Peck | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

Ever wondered what the 'new economy' actually looks like, who the players are and how they interrelate?

A Digital Bretton Woods

Bijan R. Kian | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Bijan R. Kian

The global economy lives on the production, extraction, correlation, analysis, and sale of information. But it has a far greater economic value in the information it gathers on the primary user's preferences, tastes, choices, and lifestyle.

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).

Management 2.0: Coaching Employees In The New Economy

David Hassell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Today's best managers believe that their employees are more than just fixed assets. They have shifted away from the role of commanding boss to supportive coach, by creating space for employees to live great lives and do great work.

China: Ecological Civilization Rising?

John Fullerton | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

I can't pretend to know how serious China's leaders are with respect to their stated goal of achieving an "ecological civilization," and one certainly can't help but notice the irony when looking at the pollution belching out of smoke stacks as you travel to and from the airport. But I was impressed with what I saw at a recent summit.

Rifkin: In New Economy, 'Social Skills Count More Than Work Skills'

The European | Lars Mensel and Max Tholl | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that our grandchildren will pity our working conditions and that a bright future is not a ut...

The Second Machine Age Is Approaching. Here's How We Can Prepare.

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.

Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim McCleary

I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.

Economic (And Other) Impossibilities For Our Grandchildren

Jules Peck | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

Many of us have probably had the most comfortable lives ever lived. But as a society we are asleep at the wheel. And our apathy is to blame for the reckless way society is currently set up.

Realizing Mayor Lumumba's Promise

Aaron Bartley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Aaron Bartley

When Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, passed away in February, he left behind a blueprint for combating poverty and promoting sustainability in America's post-industrial cities.

A Global Action Leadership School in the Making

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I had an interesting week. On Monday I attended a book launch event in Denmark. The idea of the organizers was to create a "Nordic Forum" to bring together leaders and change-makers from many systems and sectors who are using awareness-based technologies of change.

Shifting the Social Field: Contemplation, Compassion, Collective Action

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

In a previous post, I blogged about my impressions of the World Economic Forum in Davos: about the increasing interest in mindfulness in mainstream ci...

Global Forum on Transforming Ego to Eco Economies

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

Find below the link to the free live-streaming page for the Global Presencing Forum On Transforming Ego-system to Eco-system Economies that takes plac...

Building a New Economy in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Especially after the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurozone crisis of the following year, many people in East-Central Europe are again looking for alternative economic strategies.