We produced New Minds in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts just as the Web was born. From solo talks & performances by Todd Rundgren and Thomas Dolby to panels on the future of learning with Wired founder Jane Metcalfe, author Douglas Rushkoff and host Soledad O'Brien. It turned out to be a pivotal event series drawing technology’s greatest innovators across disciplines to focus on the impact technology would have on society and culture (1997-98).
Social Capital Market Map 2001-2002
This may be the first map of what we then called "The Social Capital Market" that became Impact Investing. It was the work Kevin Jones and I did that ultimately led us to start Xigi, an online relational mapping tool for this marketplace in 2001-2002, as well as SOCAP. the Social Capital Market Conference and Good Capital. Crude but effective in identifying a very powerful emerging marketplace and the gaps/ opportunities within.
Social Innovation Map 2013
Over the past few years I began to see a broader global movement developing accelerated by technology, social media and a youth inspired desire to improve their own communities. The rise of these new mediums created new environments in every field of endeavor bolstered by a change in culture. Innovation means renewal. We are renewing the way the world works. While this is disruptive in the near term, I see it as the beginning of a smarter, more empathetic and healthier future driven by the evolution of a collective intelligence. Click on the map to see a great research paper on this movement.