Striving is the default in America. It’s a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all, “Screw you, I got mine!” free-for-all scrum.
Our economic system isn't working for most of humanity. Governments have long kicked the can on major problems with band-aids, rather than undertake the required investments and deliver necessary systems change. The coronavirus has laid the folly plain.
Pandemic Capitalism features essays on the possibility offered by Universal Basic Incomes, couched in the context of the global pandemic. In this age of growing precarity, and a growing threat of significant job loss due to technological advances in automation and artificial intelligence, we need to look at new ways of sharing the spoils of our increasingly productive economies, while also getting production back within planetary limits. Pandemic Capitalism looks at this mess from a systems lens and makes the case for a transition to a future that's more sustainable and just than the outcomes we currently endure.
What I do
It's all connected
Linear to Circular
Helping People, Planet, & Business
L2C helps firms analyze their waste streams, design programs tailored to create financial and environmental benefits, and implement related programs to move towards the circular economy. We're also developing a waste-to-value program that will create socially valuable products from materials sourced from informal waste collectors.
Carried by Purpose
Morph rescues useful materials from becoming waste and uses them to develop bags made for daily use as we work to improve the livelihoods of our collaborators. We aspire to a broad definition of economic utility as we work to help foster the circular economy and bring everyone we can along with us.
Wicked Problems Collaborative
Books are Good Food
The WPC focuses on humanity’s biggest challenges.
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Circular Design Lab
Systemic Design for the Masses
The CDL teaches communities to work on major social and environmental challenges. We design and lead workshops using systemic design-an approach that marries design and systems thinking-to help community members address wicked problems where they are. We’re also creating a framework and toolkit for systemic design.
Matters will not improve of their own accord
Why I Teach
Books are good food
Essays and whatnot
All you need to know about everything that matters
21st century enlightenment
On the Plastic Problem
The Future of Work
Our Treatment of Refugees
Supporting Social Innovations
A multi-disciplinary effort to eliminate COVID-19
Free thinking for the world
Our Broken Economic System
Harvard Business Review
Ideas and advice for Leaders
The Circular Economy is Good Business
Systems thinking in action
On the Role of Sustainability Leaders
Advocacy, Purpose, and Engagement
Ideas and innovative solutions to today’s most pressing problems
East Meets West in the Pandemic
The Necessity of Circularity
Compassionate business thinking
Challenging Your Beliefs
On Driverless Cars
Avoiding Corporate Calcification
Innovation + impact
Thailand's Independent Newspaper
The Sufficiency Economy
A one-stop shop for SDG-related tools, knowledge, & more
As a Global Ambassador of the RSA, I have hosted events like the Bangkok Talks series in collaboration with the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University. The RSA has also provided grant money to help support the Circular Design Lab.
Thammasat University - School of Global Studies
Innovators for sustainable solutions to complex global issues
I'm a former faculty member and current adjunct at Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies (SGS). I teach courses designed for active learning on social innovation, advocacy, and social enterprise in the ASEAN context.
Circular Economy Club - Bangkok
Local action. Global impact.
As Thailand’s Organizer for the Circular Economy Club, I host events that bring together circular economy proponents for collaborative learning and to develop possibilities.
The Pledge on Food Waste
Time to save food
I’m a member of the Board of Advisors for The Pledge on Food Waste, where I’ve provided guidance for the certification program’s creation and ongoing evolution.
Design Thinking Program
Create unique value
I’m an advisor to the Design Thinking Certificate Program at Missouri State University, which focuses on innovative thinking as a means of designing products and services.
Sit with the problem