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, […]

PRESS RELEASE — WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Louis, MO — The Wicked Problems Collaborative (WPC) is proud to announce the release of our debut offering, “WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?” on U.S. Labor Day (9/5/16). The economy isn’t working for most of us. Sure, a few have done exceptionally well in the wake of the Great […]

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, […]

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, […]

What Tim O’Reilly is Missing About Inequality

The following is an excerpt of a new post by Tim O’Reilly (“What Paul Graham Is Missing About Inequality“) in which he publicly responds to a draft of Paul Graham’s post, after it was posted. (What are friends for?) For the record, I found both Mr. Graham’s post, and Ezra Klein’s response, uneven as they both seemed […]

Ralph Marston on the Opportunity in Wicked Problems

  I’m writing a book on Brexit that I’m serializing. Parts 1) covering the challenges in the EU prior to the story, & 2) which dives into the primary factors impacting the referendum, are both out. Part 3, which covers the events and circumstances between the EU referendum of 2016, and the snap election of 2017, is coming […]