From Cincinnati’s own Soapbox: Launching the Resilience Revolution

After years and years of reading Soapbox, the excellent online magazine from Issue Media Group, I was delighted to be invited to write a feature article about how the lessons of The Local Economy Revolution can be applied to Cincinnati.  The timing couldn't be better, either -- Cincinnati is on the verge of hiring a new city …

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We Need Better Public Engagement in Economic Development, and here’s why and how – interview with Podcatalyst

The good folks at Podcatalyst asked me back recently to do a second interview with them (read: I must not have sounded too crazy the first time!).  This time, host Clay Banks wanted to focus on one element that gets a fair amount of attention in The Local Economy Revolution: why making our local economies work better …

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Holy mackerel… another kind review from New Community Paradigms.

Some days a little encouragement that you might be doing something that matters...well, matters.  What a pleasure, then to discover that Brian Dowling  of Pathways to New Community Paradigms had written such an insightful review of The Local Economy Revolution.  You can read the entire review here -- and Brian's deep dive, systemic analyses are worth …

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Whoa. Kind words from PlannersWeb’s Editor

Positive feedback is always great, but when you get it from someone whose writing chops you deeply appreciate, that's a whole 'nother level of awesome. Wayne Senville, the longtime editor of PlannersWeb, has dealt with my writing for years, crafting and refining my often clunky submissions as a columnist for Planning Commissioner's Journal and its online …

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Get a Taste: Selected Readings from the Local Economy Revolution

In case you missed it, we're collecting short readings from The Local Economy Revolution to give people a taste of what the book -- and the approach are about.  You can find links to the audio selections on this page, and you can stream it or download it on about any internet-enabled device.   If you follow …

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The Tornado Speaks: Interview in Strengthening Brand America

I was so honored that Ed Burghard of Strengthening Brand America asked me to do an interview with him that ran this morning. The Local Economy Revolution is one of those packages of ideas that's simple on the surface, but sometimes hard to fully get your head around.  As a result, I've been slowly learning …

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“Explore a new perspective:” Another review!

We're up to three Amazon reviews now! OK, this one was from someone who had reviewed the final draft, but I was so grateful to read this: I found this book easy to read and more importantly an easy tool to communicate with people who may not be focused on economic development every day (i.e. …

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Interview about Local Economy Revolution with PodCatalyst

Interview #1 in the bag! Clay Banks, one of the brains behind the great economic development podcast Podcatalyst, interviewed me a couple of weeks ago about the book.  Even though he was working from a still-kind-of-rough-draft of the manuscript, I was deeply impressed with how much he understood and seemed to resonate to the book. …

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