Are Guns the Problem?

Are guns the problem? It's time to have an honest conversation. https://t.co/WhTJyQE9HQ — Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) February 16, 2018 Kentucky’s governor Matt Bevin gave a short interview to the Cincinnati Enquirer about the issue of guns in America. Below is the CC transcript of the interview from YouTube. (Hence the lack of punctuation.) I’ve […]

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 […]

The First Brexit Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of the UK’s fateful Brexit referendum. The unexpected twists have kept me busy writing, editing, and rewriting (and rewriting) as I’ve worked on what will now be a book of at least four parts. Below is the Preface from Part 1: It’s Not Dead Yet, which shares a bit […]

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 […]

Win a copy of WPC Book 1!

Goodreads Book Giveaway What Do We Do about Inequality? by Wicked Problems Collaborative Giveaway ends October 03, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway If you found this interesting, I welcome you to check out my books. I’m currently finishing up the last part of the book on Brexit that I’m serializing. Parts […]

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, […]