Deals and more Deals: 20% off print book via Lulu.com

I love my e-reader, but sometimes you just want a regular paper book - especially if you're hanging by the pool or the beach.  And if you really want to look like one of the smart kids, you'll want to get caught on the beach reading The Local Economy Revolution  or Why This Work Matters, right?   Of course …

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You learned it here first: Cussing R Us!

One of the first reviews of the Local Economy Revolution noted that the language in the book was a little, um, salty.  I have always found a certain kind of aesthetic pleasure in a well-placed cuss word, and I think I indulged that a bit as I worked to make the book as much my …

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From the Good Ideas File: Two views of a “Post-Employment Economy”

This article touches on a topic that received some attention in The Local Economy Revolution, but it's becoming so critical, and so potentially earthshaking, and so little discussed in planning and economic development and local government circles, that I'm starting to work out a new book on the topic. If you follow business and economic …

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Well, at least kind of shiny: Brilliant Economic Development panel at IEDC Leadership

About a month ago I sat on a panel with a collection of leading economic development people from all over the country as Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of GISPlanning, threw hard questions at us in front of an audience of our peers.  This little pressure cooker happened at the IEDC Leadership Conference in Irvine, California.  And it was one …

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Spring/Summer speaking gigs forming up

As we trudge through the Midwestern snow and slush toward spring (Dear God, let it be so!) , speaking gigs for the spring and summer are starting to firm up.  Some of these are still a little fuzzy, so I'll update as I know more. If you're near one of these locations and you'd be interested in …

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From the Good Ideas File (and from EngagingCities): 20 Innovations that Matter in government and technology

As some of you probably know, one of the hats that I wear when I'm not sharing Good Ideas for the Local Economy Revolution is that I'm the Managing Editor of EngagingCities, an online magazine that focuses on the use of internet technologies to help people connect to and participate in their communities.  We cover …

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