Confessions of an Independent Publisher (who learns everything the hard way)

About five years ago, the idea of becoming an independent publisher, one that focused on humanity’s biggest challenges, took hold of me. It was an intoxicating vision. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but publishing thought-provoking books on such challenges was just the kind of work I wanted to do. I had no idea what I was […]

Review of WPC Book 1 from Econ Autodidactic

We received a nice review from J. Edgar Mihelic via his Econ Autodidactic blog that raises a couple of good questions about WPC Book 1. As this is my first effort as a publisher, getting good, honest feedback will be critical to learning along the way, so I owe a debt of gratitude to J. Edgar for providing me with a […]

The Six Men of Indostan

I’m taking an EdX class on wicked problems (which has been excellent so far), and they just shared the video below which features the traditional story of the six men of Indostan. We included a print version of the same (by John Godfrey Saxe) in the front matter of WPC Book 1 to drive home […]

Announcing the Re-launch of WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

Earlier this year I attempted to launch the first book by the Wicked Problems Collaborative, and I admittedly did a poor job on multiple fronts. First, I set a release date that I thought I would reasonably give me enough time to complete the manuscript and “whatever else” needed to be done, without giving too much consideration […]

About Me

I’m a writer, consultant, and garden-variety curmudgeon based in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m the founder of the Wicked Problems Collaborative (we’ll be publishing our first book, on inequality, in the fall of 2016), and I’ve written for a variety of platforms, including: The RSA, Harvard Business Review, and my column with SALT Magazine. I’m also a Fellow of the RSA, […]

Getting to Here — My Path to the Wicked Problems Collaborative

I started a crazy project two years ago. I was afraid it had little chance of succeeding. But a lot of thoughtful folks chose to take a chance (and they were exceedingly patient with me as I fumbled through the process), so I’ll start here by thanking them. Before I get to the story of our book, […]