The Photosynthetic Ceiling

The concept of a “photosynthetic ceiling” was first introduced in Jared Diamond’s book Collapse. Though Diamond certainly did not pioneer the idea, as far as I can tell he was the first to use the easily digestible term “photosynthetic ceiling”, … Continue reading

Institutionalizing Innovation

Innovation, by its very nature, is difficult to institutionalize. Innovation requires free and open environments where people can be creative, explore their own interests, and leverage available resources. Institutions rely on predictable processes so that when someone flips a switch … Continue reading