November 11, 2012

To Jeddah, And the Launch Of The i2 Institute

Later this week, I’ll be traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for a very special event – the official launch of the i2 Institute, a new organization dedicated to building an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and social innovation for scientists, technologists and engineers in the Middle East and beyond. I2 is the brainchild of my friend and [...]

November 3, 2012

Goodbye Sustainability,
Hello Resilience.

An edited version of this essay appears today as an Op-Ed in the New York Times: For decades, people who concern themselves with the world’s “wicked problems” — interconnected issues like environmental degradation, poverty, food security and climate change — have marched together under the banner of “sustainability”: the idea that with the right mix [...]