Sheridan Tatsuno and Suzanne Connolly facilitated an inspiring dialog on converging trends in technology and society that are creating huge opportunities for the art of storytelling. As the evening progressed, diners began to share their own stories. Read more
6/7/2011: Growing a Silicon Valley Regional Metamorphosis Initiative
At SVII’s April 6 Wednesday night gathering Bill Veltrop unveiled his nomination for “The Next Big Thing” — and it wasn’t a thing. It was a strategy for growing a Societal Metamorphosis Movement, with the “region” being the primary unit of design.
The purpose of the gathering was to plant the Regional Metamorphosis seed-meme in the SVII community to see it would germinate and take root. Howard had already embraced the meme and followed up the presentation by challenging the SVII community and Silicon Valley to play a leadership role in growing a global regional metamorphosis movement.
1/5/2011: Creating Meaning and Money on Main Street
The reverse panel at SVII’s 1st Wednesday January event turned out to be a great discussion about local and independant business among the business owners and innovators. The discussion focused on five tough questions. Read below for more.
Innovation on the Edge of Chaos
Bruce Sawhill, ePluribus Research
with Jim Herriot
Dr. Bruce Sawhill will tell the story of chaos theory from the viewpoint of how the history of science influences and is influenced by the history of civilization and cannot be considered separately. In particular, why is chaos theory a relatively recent invention when in principle it could have been discovered in Newton’s time? The implications for modern day personal and business life will be discussed.
Dr. Bruce Sawhill received his PhD in theoretical physics from Stanford University in 1985. After a postdoc at the Max Planck Institut in Munich, he settled at the Santa Fe Institute from 1991-97 to study chaos and complexity science. In 1997 he co-founded the Bios Group, a complexity science consulting group formed to apply cutting edge science to business problems. In 2002 he co-founded DayJet Corp., the world’s first per-seat on-demand jet taxi service.