Therapist-Couch

The eagerly awaited 2015 World Development Report (WDR), launched yesterday, is on the topic of ‘Mind, Society and Culture’. For busy readers there is a great 40 page overview here and those with an aversion to reading can check out the handy infographic below. But I urge you all to download and read the whole thing. It is superb stuff – to […]

Disruption

This is my contribution to the 2015 UNICEF State of the World’s Children Report, Reimagine the Future, which this year focuses on ‘innovation for every child’. You can download the Exec Summary here and explore the digital essay library here. I was also on the Advisory Board for the Report. (For my previous posts on innovation, click here.) 
Innovation should […]

Tips

Following the response to my post earlier this week on systemic innovation, here are NESTA’s top tips for effective systems innovators.  1. Even a great product is no guarantee of success Superstar designers might garner the acclaim for iconic products, but much of the value they create lies in the systems that support and enable them. Products […]

innovation

Some readers may already know how big a problem fishing nets pose globally – I have to admit that I had no idea. Every year, it seems, almost three quarters of a million tonnes of abandoned and lost fishing nets “pile up on beaches, create a navigational hazard for boats, or settle to the ocean […]

Complexity

This is a cross-post from the HBR written by Richard Straub, and is one of a series of perspectives that will be published leading up to the fifth annual Global Drucker Forum in November 2013 on the theme of Managing Complexity. Nobody would deny that the world has become more complex during the past decades. […]

AidEx

The team behind the Atlas of Economic Complexity (see my post on this here) have come up with a fascinating network-based approach for analysing the global aid system. As they put it: International development is a complex global goal that faces massive coordination barriers. The difference in income between rich and poor has expanded over […]