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Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured

“It makes me uneasy when I think about how much corporations are measuring about human interactions today and not making considered decisions about what gets measured. Deciding what gets measured is a political and ethical choice." — Jeff Hammerbacher

Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured
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Professor Mariana Mazzucato on how to create value

“I think of it like a fight, like guerrilla warfare. You build up your adrenaline to do it. Even though it might be easier to do research, you’re on the front line repeating your message.” — Mariana Mazzucato

Professor Mariana Mazzucato on how to create value
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Doughnut Economics author Kate Raworth on the century of natural data

“These ideas are in the ether. There's this lovely quote from André Gide: ‘Everything that needs to be said has already been said, but since nobody was listening it has to be said again.’” — Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics author Kate Raworth on the century of natural data
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Author David Wallace Wells on the new economics of climate

“The conditions of possibility have really changed. The landscape used to look tilted against decarbonization. Now it's tilted towards decarbonization.” — David Wallace Wells

Author David Wallace Wells on the new economics of climate
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Venture capitalist Albert Wenger on fighting the climate crisis

“Whenever we've done anything successfully it's taken both entrepreneurial initiative and government getting things right. We shouldn't be denigrating the other side. We should be figuring out the most effective way to work together to save humanity.” — Albert Wenger

Venture capitalist Albert Wenger on fighting the climate crisis
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BBC Senior Research Scientist Lianne Kerlin on moving to a world beyond consumption

“We’re working towards a world beyond consumption. Where reach and consumption are clearly important things to measure, but they're not the only measures of success.” — BBC Senior Research Scientist Lianne Kerlin

BBC Senior Research Scientist Lianne Kerlin on moving to a world beyond consumption
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Roundtable: What to measure and what not to measure

“How do we connect the values that we inherently have to what gets measured?” — Silka Sietsma, Head of Emerging Design at Adobe

Roundtable: What to measure and what not to measure
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Journalist and tech investor Esther Dyson on using tech to manipulate ourselves

“What I want is for people to use tech to manipulate themselves. To understand what is being done to them through technology and to take over that power to manipulate themselves.” — Esther Dyson

Journalist and tech investor Esther Dyson on using tech to manipulate ourselves
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Ideaspace 2020

Sup y’all and welcome to the final edition of the Ideaspace in 2020. It’s great to be with you. I’m in no position to summarize what happened this year and I’m not going to try. But this past week I’ve kept thinking back to a

Ideaspace 2020
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In praise of standardization

How standards change behavior