GDP Meets SPI

While the historical rationale of GDP, and its unintentional shortcomings, is recognized, today moving beyond GDP is a competitive necessity to shift the measurement of our society to more comprehensive instruments to measure resiliency, sustainable economic growth and well-being. There is a movement toward adoption of a more revealing, more realistic, measurable instrument.  GDP meet … Continue reading GDP Meets SPI

Resilience Leads to Happiness and We Can Prove It!

Ask any parent what they want for their children, and the answer will be “Happiness!” There is a direct connection between resilience of a society and its people and the happiness of people within that society. According to data from the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Nordics are once again in the top … Continue reading Resilience Leads to Happiness and We Can Prove It!

The Art of Connectedness in a Virtual World

Distributed Networks Aren’t just for the internet anymore. In the world of the internet, some years ago, as a researcher at RAND Corporation, engineer Paul Baran was asked to devise new ways to make communication networks more resilient. He concluded that a distributed network—one without a fixed center of control—is strong, adaptable, and ultimately generative … Continue reading The Art of Connectedness in a Virtual World