The Good Society: The Power of Simplicity and Innovation

Last week, we had the first of our Robert Bateman Conversations on The Meaning of Growth and Progress in the 21st century, very rich discussion because of the diversity of the panel. We will be publishing the conversation this week, so stay tuned.

This video powerfully demonstrates the power of innovation and simplicity to enhance human well-being. In our search for the 'big fix' and the 'grand solution' we often miss the meaningful small steps that can lead to major social change.

It is my hope that in our search for the good society, governments will begin to value the diversity of innovations that are occurring in local communities everywhere, and look at how to scale up such activities and link these innovators. I wonder how the Dragon's Den would evaluate this idea.

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