All posts categorized with: Serendipity

What Kind of Problem a City Is

In her work the Life and Death of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs details the complex, dramatic patterns of urban life.

How good (and bad) ideas spread

Despite technology’s role in distributing information, the diffusion of ideas is still essentially a social phenomenon.

The Future of Work

While policymakers have a role in building a proper scaffolding for workers, what role might philanthropy, business, and social entrepreneurs play in ensuring that the individuals of our society not only survive the transition, but thrive in the midst of it?

Loneliness and Its Antidotes

This collection of articles draws attention to the loneliness that pervades our society while considering what antidotes might serve to build meaningful connections between us.

Polycentric Innovation

A selection of articles exploring various aspects of polycentric innovation and the conditions necessary that allow entrepreneurs of all stripes to pursue ways to improve their industry, the culture, and their communities.

Making Sense of Social Complexity

How might we as individuals, groups, and society as a whole might make use of deeply human tools—from psychology to social learning—to make sense of the complex world in which we live?

How Does Technology Enhance or Diminish Our Capacity for Human Flourishing?

How does technology, and the attention it requires, enhance or diminish our capacity for creativity, community, and ultimately human flourishing?