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, […]

It’s Time to Re-frame Corporate Sustainability

My first big CSR/sustainability event was the 2010 Net Impact Conference held at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. I had been invited there to speak on a panel on the topic of intrapreneurship, which gave me the opportunity to sit in on a number inspiring and insightful talks. One of the sessions I […]

Workshop: Partnership for Sustainability

I’m participating in an interesting event this week which eschews the typical speaker/audience setup for structured brainstorming. The event is bringing together folks from NGOs and big business to work together on solutions to pressing sustainability issues.  I can’t wait! Event Overview: It is designed to assemble business leaders, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), government, and […]

Have pen. Will travel.

I’ve got big news to share as I’ve recently moved from Boise, Idaho, to Bangkok, Thailand.  While I’m here I’ll be looking for opportunities to help firms with csr / sustainability efforts along (but not limited to) the following lines: Zero Waste Programs Fostering Intrapreneurship Designing Circular Systems I approach such efforts with the specific […]

Uber, You Can’t Buy a Social License

Like a teenager with a new sportscar, Uber has been cruising around town looking for trouble.

Help Co-create a Compassionate Business Future via SALT Magazine’s Kickstarter

I write a column for a new publication which is working to create a values-driven business environment. SALT Magazine is carving out a unique space among business publications, eschewing the profit over everything narrative for something more balanced and nuanced. It’s a wonderful space that will help business leaders gain perspective, but it won’t last without support. […]

Upcoming Talk — From Linear to Circular: A Roadmap to Radical Intrapreneurship

I’m preparing a talk on Radical Intrapreneurship that I’ll be giving as part of the Sa.am series on Sustainability, Leadership, Innovation, Careers and Life.  There are a number of great thinkers involved who will be sharing ideas on a wide array of related topics.  The schedule is under way, and space is limited to 100 participants for […]

It’s time to reframe corporate sustainability

This post first appeared at GlobalCeo.com. My first big CSR/sustainability event was the 2010 Net Impact Conference held at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. I had been invited there to speak on a panel on the topic of intrapreneurship, which gave me the opportunity to sit in on a number inspiring and insightful […]