Searching for those innovating through world's greatest paradoxes

My work shows how few people (or more precisely infrastructures their working lives are spent in and ruled by) are comfy with innovating through paradox


2 examples, both of which are over 12 years old in my peer networks' experience


1 Over 12 years ago in london I started hosting small meetings of sustainability experts in London. Across the meetings 2 conflicfting statistics emerged

a) 85% of sustainabiloity experts believed planet-critical issues were getting worse, exponentially so with 200s or 2010s being potentially the irreversible decades


b) 85% believed in their own expert areas things were getting better


My own response to this was to search through hubs of people for those who agreed with a), disagreed with b) and saw the whole paradox as critical enough that they would share all network relationship permissions with others concerned with this urgent paradox


2 In 1998 I guest-edited a triple issue of journal of marketing management on brand reality - how purposeful organisations identify communal pride and personal passion. When I presented the results of thisi to the marketing faculty at Harvard and Darmouth and Georgetown, I was told the evidence you have journalised on misleading valuation algorithms as they related to branding , intangibles, goodwill, transparency (zero0-conflict mapping), and compound sustainability may be correct but this research subject is absolutely unfundable in USA


My ftiends and I draw quite a lot of practical conclusions on this. They related to forbidden questions of most academia. And also why exploring academic institutions that are capable of innovating beyond other acadmeic institutions matters to my friends and the Norman Macrae Family Association.



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-deming - systems can only co,pound one aim - is yours goal 1 end poverty or what






rsvp your nomination

co-blog Legatum change the world conference has been announced for 10 May 
MIT remains the most revolutionary space youth can study in usa- it celebrates open education; it houses the father of the web tim berners lee; a square mile walk from kendall metro is the most futuristic imagination tour I know of in the west (though I would love to join in celebrating any square mile tour you recommend for changing the world) 

and through Legatum it hosts annual conferences by the digital wizards who first brought mobile telecoms to the world poorest village mothers and their communities with the greatest sustainability crises; I guess but I dont know that the most futuristic square mile tour in the middle east is located in Dubai (the twin capital of Legatum with Boston)

hottest youth-spring question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!




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