As a matter of fact, we developed a relevant awareness of the world, which is now — more than ever — required to understand contemporary issues and their dynamics. And it was precisely this aspect which thrilled our editorial staff of teenagers from Friuli Venezia Giulia, forced to stay at home due to the pandemic, but focused on diverse nations, using technology to interview the ones we would had never imagined reaching.
Because that was terrible...that was one of my worst…that company left a crater so deep it has its own Iridium layer! I was on the cover of Wired and 90 days later, I was going out of business.
What I've learned over time is that it's not the only successful model. But that was the model we tended to both invest in in the Valley, and then recruit for, and say implicitly, do you have what it takes?
But in reality, problems like climate are inherently complex, made by multiple players. And if you dig deep enough, you actually could find that maybe this one piece or these several pieces could be the linchpins of making major changes, rather than trying to raise tens of billions of dollars just doing X or Y.
There's a huge gap between the academics and the practitioners. I think some smart university is going to start a translational entrepreneurship group, working not only on translating their academic research, but maybe going through some of the best papers and pulling out useful things for practitioners.
Equality, diversity, and democracy? impactmania has been covering and connecting with people who drive cultural, social, and economic impact for the last five years. The launch of Digital Nomads — featuring people from 22 countries! — concludes the 2019-2020 impactmania internship program at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Rather than a solution per se, I have presented a ‘shift in attitudes’ that place sustainability at the centre of business strategies, framing sustainability as a value rather than a burden, which sadly is how the majority of businesses currently view it.