two short essential comments on reconfiguring the economy

The intention economy. Freaking amazing paradigm shifting essay, about attention and intention, and shifting the focus of markets from sellers to buyers.

Seriously worth reading. Then watch this five minute banned TED talk explaining that job creation comes from consumer demand, not the rich.

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4 Responses to “two short essential comments on reconfiguring the economy”

  1.   bruce
    May 22nd, 2012 | 5:32 am

    banned Ted talk? Banned by Ted? Meaning not on their website, or by whom?

  2.   bruce
    May 22nd, 2012 | 5:41 am

    Via Business Insider: “As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don’t actually create jobs. The position is controversial — so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that Hanauer gave on the subject. National Journal reports today that TED officials decided not to put Hanauer’s March 1 speech up online after deeming his remarks “too politically controversial” for the site…”.

  3.   Daniel
    May 24th, 2012 | 5:42 am

    It wasn’t really banned as much as not picked. Compare it to Richard Wilkinson’s talk which is much better constructed and complete from a scientific/proof standpoint. However, Richard Wilkinson doesn’t cover the job creation issue.

  4.   billy
    May 26th, 2012 | 5:39 pm

    Hi, Daniel; thanks for that link, the Wilkinson talk is great. They are quite complementary, and make very different points, IMO.