A time for invention

A time for invention

“Necessity is the mother of invention” goes the adage, and there’s nothing like the spring of 2020 to create all sorts of new necessities.  We’ve written before about disruption, the importance of innovation, and how the coronavirus crisis has enabled entrepreneurship...
Police and Community

Police and Community

What comes to mind when you hear about Flint, Michigan? Probably not anything positive. Maybe the headlines about lead in the water, or profiles about their broken police department. If you go way back (like I do), Michael Moore’s 1989 film Roger & Me was all...
Policing reform

Policing reform

Just like the long, hot summer of 1967, the spring of 2020 took a match to dry tinder. In 1967 it was institutionalized unemployment, poor housing, and abusive policing. In 2020 it was a nationwide lockdown, unemployment—again, and abusive policing—again. This has...
Staying informed takes more than a meme

Staying informed takes more than a meme

Back when I was a kid, I loved editorial cartoons (nerd alert). Editorial cartoons were subtle. I didn’t always understand them right away, so I had to read something to get a little more context and figure out what was being lampooned. Today, much of the lampooning...
Adapting to change

Adapting to change

The economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term “creative destruction” to describe the disruptive force of entrepreneurs creating new, more innovative products and services that eliminated older, entrenched entities. He wasn’t using the term to describe companies...

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