An Organic Approach to City Design

An Organic Approach to City Design

In the quest for developing sustainable and liveable cities of the future, the urban planners, designers and architects should take a step back. According to Joi Ito, the Director of MIT Media Lab, the key to innovation is to empower and enable nature, rather than trying to control it. ...
Democratization of design

Democratization of design

We can no longer predict the outcomes of our actions when dealing with complex systems, like cities. According to Tim Brown, CEO at IDEO, this calls for a democratization of design and we must all participate.
The clash of social values

The clash of social values

Social values are a major factor in shaping peoples behaviour and expectations. Different values and backgrounds can lead to clashes, but also adaptability and learning. But how can we take the best from each set of values, and not have them compete with each other?
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Jungle or rainforest?

Jungle or rainforest?

Business education is in trouble. The aim of business, it says, is to survive at the expense of others in a jungle. Yet businesses are embedded in a wider ecosystem, let’s call it a rainforest. How can we change the lenses through which we understand our environment? Can technology support education in achieving this shift?...
Teaching Philosophy Through Gaming

Teaching Philosophy Through Gaming

Technological gamification, the use of game thinking in non-game contexts, can increase motivation and collaboration, when used in educational practices. Although, primarily used to raise the extrinsic motivation it is also an interesting aspect to consider with regard to the human sciences, which traditionally are focusing heavily on the intrinsic motivational factors.
Global Voices on the Creator Economy

Global Voices on the Creator Economy

Grasp asks successful social entrepreneurs and opinion leaders from different parts of the world about their thoughts on the creator economy.
Global Voices on the Creator Economy - Wouter Witvoet

Global Voices on the Creator Economy – Wouter Witvoet

Grasp asks successful social entrepreneurs and opinion leaders from different parts of the world about their thoughts on the creator economy. In this edition we talk to Wouter Witvoet.
Global Voices on the Creator Economy - Ato Ulzen-Appiah

Global Voices on the Creator Economy – Ato Ulzen-Appiah

Grasp asks successful social entrepreneurs and opinion leaders from different parts of the world about their thoughts on the creator economy. In this edition we talk to Ato Ulzen-Appiah.
Global Voices on the Creator Economy - Livio Valenti

Global Voices on the Creator Economy – Livio Valenti

Grasp asks successful social entrepreneurs and opinion leaders from different parts of the world about their thoughts on the creator economy. In this edition we talk to Livio Valenti.
Is the Maker an Agent of Change?

Is the Maker an Agent of Change?

With the ‘Maker’ being hailed as the new way of living, the phenomenon is spreading like wildfire. According to Mark Hatch, author of the Maker Movement Manifesto, makers now have the tools available to change the world. But is it enough to move from consumption to production at large?
The Creator Economy – Pros and Cons

The Creator Economy – Pros and Cons

The Creator Economy will probably be here for a while; but whether that is a good or a bad thing is a matter of perspective. We bring you the pros and cons so you can decide for yourself.
Empowering people, creating business

Empowering people, creating business

The manufacturing world is under reconstruction. Technology and the internet are empowering people like never before, making them creators of their own world. The possibilities are many whether it is for designing, producing, distributing or financing. How will the new possibilities affect already established business, and will they pave the way for new business to...
We Need to Rethink Marketing!

We Need to Rethink Marketing!

In a hyper transparent world, the old concepts of marketing no longer applies. In a new book, Skibsted and Hansen argues that if you want to increase brand value, improving the product is the only thing that works.
A balanced approach to city planning

A balanced approach to city planning

With urbanization the increasing complexity of cities has made traditional top-down city planning insufficient, calling for more democratized approaches. Finding the right balance between top-down and bottom-up will be the next big challenge.
Making social impact inherent to business

Making social impact inherent to business

In July, six teams of graduate level business students arrived in Boston armed with business plans and theories of how they would extinguish food insecurity for hundreds of millions of urban poor living in slums. Three months later, they emerged on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in NY as fully fundable businesses....