An Ideas Exchange For Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges

An Ideas Exchange For Solving Humanity's Grand Challenges

Mobile is quickly becoming the de facto platform for consuming services and products with 55% of internet traffic in the United States coming from mobile devices. The most remarkable thing about the mobile revolution however is that it is having the same impact all over the world regardless of demographics and income. Its disruptive nature is enabling entrepreneurs to build products and services that cater to some of the poorest people in the world and in the process create significant social impact.   […]

 

What does ‘the end of the suburbs’ mean for sustainability?

What does 'the end of the suburbs' mean for sustainability?Have we reached “peak suburbs”? In her new book, The End of the Suburbs, Fortune magazine editor Leigh Gallagher argues that powerful social, economic, environmental and demographic forces are converging to end a half-century of suburban growth in the US.

This is good news for those who believe that the US economy must become more sustainable, and that big houses, big cars and big commutes are wasteful. “No other country has such an enormous percentage of its middle class living at such low densities across such massive amounts of land,” Leigh writes. Acerbic critic and author James Howard Kunstler, who’s interviewed in the book, more bluntly calls suburbia “the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world.”  […]

 

Reality Check – Are You Ready For Your Future?

Reality Check - Are You Ready For Your Future?

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Moving out of the endless search for the familiar past and bellying-up to meeting the challenges of the new workplace is as much a mind-shift as it is a reality-check for all workers – young, old and in-between. For the past 10 years, I have studied changing demographics, economics […]

 
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