How synesthesia helps me to “read” people

(This post is a comment on ‘How To Disrupt Unemployment‘ by Vint Cerf and David Nordfors, which provocatively – and not without reactions – used an aura-healer in their scenario for a service that can disrupt unemployment. This post by Joana, a synesthete, seems to validate their scenario) By Joana  Few months ago, I hired a dark green […]

i4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan

i4j Leadership Forum on Innovation for Jobs Policy Sep 1, Washington DC – (conference page here) There are silos in government: Labor policy is for workers. Innovation policy is for entrepreneurs. So what about innovation for jobs policy? The U.S. spends yearly in the order of $100B in unemployment insurance. How can this relate to supporting innovative entrepreneurs to start companies that eradicate joblessness? The i4j […]

The Greek Lessons

(by Esko Kilpi) Dire economic outlooks typically lead to emotional reactions and social fragmentation. This always results in bad decisions and unnecessary confrontations. Then frustrations increase further as the established ways of doing things come under greater attack. Irritation over the perceived ineffectiveness of governance systems then creates the wish for a savior, a strong […]

Humane Economics and The Mathematics of Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”

(By David Nordfors) My latest TechCrunch column, Moving The Economy Beyond The Turing Test And Man Vs. Machine, describes the “Humane Economy”. It’s one step beyond the “people-centered economy” that maximizes the market value of people (as an alternative to the “task centered economy” that minimizes the cost of tasks) that I looked at in The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation […]

Joon Yun at i4j: In Healthcare, Humans Need Apply

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?

Vint Cerf at i4j: Employment Disruption Does Not Need to be Destruction

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?

John Hagel at i4j: The (Painful) Big Shift to Meaningful Work

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?

Esther Wojcicki at i4j: Educating for the Unforeseen Jobs of the New Economy

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?

Curt Carlson at i4j: The Practice of Innovation

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?

Robin Chase at i4j: New Labor Systems can Save the Climate

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?