Short background reading and viewing material

Some links to short articles, animations and lectures


Kevin McCullagh: Design Leadership

The Many Faces of Design Leadership, Kevin McCullagh

Akseli Virtanen: Financial Activism

Is It Art? Is It A Hoax? Hedging Precarity And Protecting The Commonfare: An Interview With Akseli Virtanen

Anna Raworth: Doughnut Economics Animations

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

David Harvey: The Crisis of Capitalism Animation

Marxist geographer David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism, towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a responsible, just and humane system.

Mariana Mazzucato: Government—investor, risk-taker, innovator

Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector—the “real revolutionaries”—innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it.

Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn’t trust markets with our civic life

In our current democracy, is too much for sale?

Joseph Stiglitz - Problems with GDP as an Economic Barometer

Joseph Stiglitz proposes alternatives to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measurement of national economic success.


Yanis Varoufakis:  Capitalism will eat democracy—unless we speak up 

Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems?