An exploration of the world we wish to live in and leave behind.
In an era of political ineptitude that erodes trust, conflict that spawns refugees, corporate behavior that harms, consumption patterns that are unsustainable, technology that enables while displacing workers, policies that marginalize people and pretend as though the earth's resources are infinite, and a host of other human follies - we need new thinking, fresh conversations, and bold actions. Frankly, we need a little hope. Escape the present and explore a brighter future where we live more meaningful lives, governments invest in people and sustainable progress, and technology serves humans.
L' impossipreneurs: A Hopeful Journey Through Tomorrow, is a dreamer's handbook.
Admit it, you're a dreamer. In facing today, you ponder tomorrow's possibilities. When you do, the future is better than the past. Who will create such a future?
It is as though we're all in a messy room and people are looking around saying, "Somebody ought to clean up around here." An entrepreneur enters the room and takes action. They are the pioneers who shape the present, to create the future. They don't lack imagination or initiative but, many times they are constrained.
Entrepreneurs face technological hurdles. And, they have to overcome social, cultural, and political opponents who would prefer to keep things as they are. The impossipreneur is the courageous entrepreneur who pushes headlong against these forces. Things are only impossible until they are not. Some impossipreneurs persevere and we eventually come to know their innovations and perhaps even their names.
L' impossipreneurs: A Hopeful Journey Through Tomorrow, is a dreamers handbook. In this book, Olson shows us what is possible, sparking our imaginations. No doubt you'll recognize some ideas as recurrent themes that dreamers have envisioned before. Some ideas will entertain you, while others will inform you. The future is not divorced from the present or the past. Olson provides historical context and primers along the way to best prepare our minds.
In this hopeful journey through tomorrow Olson challenges each of us to think differently, spark our own conversations, and play a role in nudging the world forward to create a better future for all.
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About the Author
He founded strategy and design firm Delightability, LLC., with the belief that if you delight customers, success will follow. Gregory also serves as a volunteer board member for Oikocredit Northwest, a support association for social investor and financial institution, Oikocredit International.
His formal education is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, both from Seattle University. While his formal education is about technology and business his informal (and ongoing) education is about how humans think and interact with each other and a changing world.
His latest book is L' impossipreneurs: A Hopeful Journey Through Tomorrow.
Gregory also authored The Experience Design BLUEPRINT: Recipes for Creating Happier Customers and Healthier Organizations, a book about designing better experiences and then making them come true.