In this second book by the Wicked Problems Collective, a loose affiliation of thinkers, journalists, and researchers, a compilation of ideas are offered to answer the question What Do We Do After the Pandemic? Is there a need for a great reset, a unique chance to not let a good crisis get wasted? How could we get rid of misinformation and propaganda? Is there an alternative to the neoliberalism and laws of capitalism that ruled? Can the world become a better place for us and our children?
The contributors offer in concise chapters their input, sometimes abstract and on a high level, sometimes very concrete and practical. Typical for a wicked problem solution approach is bringing together various perspectives, in this case, both economics, journalism, politics, behavioral sciences, and IT. What is the future we want? Start building it.
About the author
Chris Oestereich is the founder and editor of the Wicked Problems Collaborative, a loose affiliation of thinkers and doers that are tackling some of humanity’s biggest issues. He tends to focus on social and environmental issues from a systems-thinking perspective and works to integrate these concerns in his writing and teaching, as well as through the zero waste/circular economy work that he does. Chris is a contributor to a variety of publications, and he writes about the issues and opportunities central to nudging humanity towards a sustainable future. Chris holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University. He lives with his family in Bangkok, Thailand where he’s an adjunct and former faculty member of Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies. He’s also the leader of Linear to Circular, which helps organizations move towards the circular economy, as well as a co-founder of the Circular Design Lab, a volunteer-led effort that’s working to bring the systemic design to the masses.
I received a free review copy through Booksirens.com in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.