Our American identity—and our adherence to the frayed promise of the American Dream—has largely blinded us to extreme poverty and social injustice here at home. How can design reframe our social identity?
Billionaire Peter Thiel claims that college education is a bubble and doesn’t provide more value than an insurance policy, but in reality, today’s knowledge-based economy requires mastery of a wide assortment of technical skills, ability to work in groups, and continual learning.
For years, the American people have been clamoring to end oil dependence on unstable parts of the world, with limited success. How can we build a fuel-choice economy—not more warships and tankers in the Middle East?
Instead of world leaders having a high-level discussions about saving people and planet, what if we create a forum for people at the bottom of the pyramid collaborate with hundreds of entrepreneurs to develop new business models?