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Why we suck at “solving wicked problems” | More Beyond
"Problems: Wicked, complex, intractable or adaptive  … whatever we choose to call them, we seem to suck at solving them and we often get profoundly overwhelmed and stuck."
IFTTT  Pocket  economics  psychology  bias  society  problemsolving 
december 2018 by garrettc
Our World in Data
Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
statistics  economics  history  data  world  society  visualisation  health 
july 2018 by garrettc
In the service sector, time is a better measure of productivity
Technology is shifting the line between what is part of the economy and what is not
business  economics  projectmanagement  productivity  metrics 
january 2018 by garrettc
How to create a borderless state. Lessons from Estonia.
"Around 17 years ago, Estonia set out to fundamentally rewrite how a government should deliver services and it’s now considered the most advanced digital government in the world. At the end of last year, four FutureGovers took a trip to Tallinn to learn more about its approach."
government  digital  economics  society  gds  estonia  europe  eu 
july 2017 by garrettc
Atlas for the End of the World
"Coming almost 450 years after the world's first Atlas, this Atlas for the End of the World audits the status of land use and urbanization in the most critically endangered bioregions on Earth. It does so, firstly, by measuring the quantity of protected area across the world's 36 biodiversity hotspots in comparison to United Nation's 2020 targets; and secondly, by identifying where future urban growth in these territories is on a collision course with endangered species.

By bringing urbanization and conservation together in the same study, the essays, maps, data, and artwork in this Atlas lay essential groundwork for the future planning and design of hotspot cities and regions as interdependent ecological and economic systems."
culture  economics  future  environment  society  earth  atlas  geography  data  geodata 
june 2017 by garrettc
USAFacts
Our nation, in numbers. USAFacts provides a comprehensive, nonpartisan view of the state of our union.
data  economics  finance  datamining  usa 
april 2017 by garrettc
Machine money and people money
"At the outset of the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes penned a remarkable economic prognostication: that despite the ominous storm that was then enfolding the world, mankind was in fact on the brink of solving “the economic problem” — that is, the quest for daily subsistence."
business  economics  history  universalincome  society 
july 2016 by garrettc
The Economics of Seinfeld
"Using these clips (as well as clips from other television shows or movies) makes economic concepts come alive"
economics  education  television  comedy  learning 
december 2014 by garrettc
Facebook: I Want My Friends Back
You should always control your own content and direct people your domain not a 3rd party!
economics  facebook  marketing  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
october 2012 by garrettc
The High Cost of Free
"What would you tweet if every tweet cost you a dollar?"
psychology  web  social  society  economics  time 
may 2012 by garrettc
When Irish Eyes Are Crying
The story of the Irish financial collapse
economics  banking  europe  finance  politics 
february 2011 by garrettc
Harvard Study Finds Weaker Copyright Protection Has Benefited Society
"The data indicates that file sharing has not discouraged creativity, as the evidence shows significant increases in cultural production."
economics  P2P  research  music  culture  creativecommons  society  sharing  copyright 
june 2009 by garrettc
Getting Through The Tough Times
Tim Bray speaks at the Future of Web Apps Expo 2008 about the economic tough times ahead, and what you can do to get though them.
video  software  projectmanagement  presentation  economics  agile  webapp  webdevelopment  towatch 
november 2008 by garrettc
4chan breaks down the economic downfall
Archived thread from 4chan detailing the economic collapse of the U.S. Bravo!
illustration  humour  finance  economics  culture  business  america  4chan 
october 2008 by garrettc
Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation
"It seems counterintuitive, but for imagination-based companies to succeed in the long run, making money can’t be the focus."
advice  apple  art  business  creativity  culture  design  development  economics  environment  ideas  inspiration  lessons  management  philosophy  process  leadership  lifehack 
may 2008 by garrettc
Better Than Free
Kevin Kelly's fantastic essay on what you'll need to know to survive in the new digital economy where everything is infinitely copyable.
article  branding  business  community  content  creativity  culture  future  ideas  inspiration  knowledge  law  publishing  society  economics 
february 2008 by garrettc

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