There is a book I have from a long time ago, New Thinking for the New Millennium by by Edward de Bono.
I never fully read it but I liked the name and liked the concept, plus I did read a couple of his other books in the past. Recently I have been thinking about the critical narratives in this space right now.
- Doughnut economics by Kate Raworth
- The values of everything or anything by Mariana Mazzucato
- The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton
- The inner level and The spirit level by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate E. Pickett
- This could be our future by Yancey Strickler
- The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
Putting public purpose at the centre of a circular economy. And not pretending government budgets are household budgets! Doughnut+Missions+MMT! @KateRaworth @StephanieKelton pic.twitter.com/kUnq4TGdw1
— Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM) February 1, 2021
Theres a bunch of podcasts and projects related to the books too, for example Yancey Strickler’s ideaspace, which funny enough had Kate Raworth and Mariana Mazzucato as guests. The new thinking isn’t quite right because this all goes beyond thinking and more into doing. Kate and the doughnut economics in Amsterdam. Doughnut economics is also mentioned as a big driver for the post growth entrepreneurship. Listening to Mariana and Yancey’s books, I can’t help but point at the BBC R&D Human Values work.
I’m sure there are many more but these seem to be the ones many people have read at least 2 or more. It was something I noticed while watching the chatter and the sessions during the publicspaces conference and some key sessions at the Mozilla festival.
Want to re-watch a session from the publicspaces conference, or the whole conference? They are all uploaded here: https://vimeo.com/publicspaces. If you got a Mozfest 2021 pass? You can still catch all those sessions you missed for a few more weeks.