Future of Food: Part 3

This is part three in a three part interview series with renown philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist Dr. Vandana Shiva. In this series she talks about the safety of biotechnology, the ability of all of us to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they...

Future of Food: Part 2

This is part two in a three part interview series with renown philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist Dr. Vandana Shiva. In this series she talks about the safety of biotechnology, the ability of all of us to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they...

FREE WEBINAR TONIGHT! Last chance to register!

Want to learn how to Grow a Culture of Disruptive Innovation?  Want to find out what that even means?  Come participate in Nourish the Planet’s FREE live webinar with Dan Reus, founder of Openly Disruptive, TONIGHT at 7pm Mountain time. This is your last chance to register, so click here, and join us for a discussion about everything from how ideas work, to where art meets science, what it means for our current food systems, and how we all can shape the future. Dan wrote a fantastic guest post just for us here at Nourish the Planet last week, so check it out, and come armed with...

Disruptive Innovation is Coming! Are You Ready? Guest post from Dan Reus

Dan Reus from Openly Disruptive sent along this great guest post for all of us to enjoy.  He’s our guest tomorrow, Tuesday the 23rd of October, at 7pm for our FREE webinar series.  Dan’s going to be talking to us about the power ideas have to shape our future.  You can learn more about Dan at openlydisruptive.org, or take a look at this article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Reserve your spot for our FREE webinar with Dan! Disruptive innovation is coming (are you ready?) You might have heard of disruptive innovation – it’s big, paradigm shifting ideas that, when in motion, upset markets and social norms.  Many people think of it as something that happens to you – you’re powerless over the changing world and you have to fight these changes to protect your existence.  Others see disruptive innovation as something that a lone genius unleashes upon an unsuspecting world – like a villain in a James Bond film. I think both views miss the point, and that the truth can empower us all. In my work with Openly Disruptive, we look at how disruptive innovation happens, and how people’s influence and power rises and falls with it. Over time I’ve come to realize that it’s not the idea that matters, it’s the context in which you use it. You might have heard that there are no original ideas. I used to think that phrase was pretty cynical, but the more I looked, the more I found out it to be true. Darwin wasn’t the first to see how species evolved. Newton and Leibniz came up with calculus...

Future of Food: Part 1

This is part one in a three part interview series with renown philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist Dr. Vandana Shiva. In this series she talks about the safety of biotechnology, the ability of all of us to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they...

FREE Webinar with Dan Reus of OPENLY DISRUPTIVE

Join us Tuesday, October 23rd, at 7pm Mountain time, for a FREE webinar with Openly Disruptive’s Founder and Chief Instigator Dan Reus!  All of us know that humanity faces numerous, daunting challenges – in many cases, brought about by doing “business as usual.”  Dan wants to blow the doors off our current modes of innovation and problem solving and get subversive. “Openly Disruptive is for people that want to define the future, not be victims of it.  Openly Disruptive is all about people exploring the junction where ideas, technology, and context meet in our evolving world. We embrace creativity and innovation in all their forms as tools that empower us.   The future will be what we make it.” Register here to reserve your spot.  Check back later this week for a guest post from Dan himself!...