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Global Solution Networks Blog

Recent articles and research reports

Research Update from Anthony Williams

Our guests on the recent GSN webinar — Paul Ellingstad of HP and Robert Haynie of the US State Department — are busy documenting their insights on how traditional organizations can tap the power of global solution networks and will have their complete case studies...

Royal Society of Arts: Change Networks

Thanks to the internet revolution and the digital space’s communication tools, alternatives to nation-state-based institutions have evolved in the quest for a better world. Continue Reading at The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts...

New Global Networks Offer Great Promise

We are in the early days of a completely new approach to solve global problems. This is good because traditional global institutions are increasingly ineffective. Throughout the twentieth century, nation states cooperated to build global institutions to facilitate...

SXSW 2013: How To Solve The World’s Problems

The growing problems of the world — from climate change, conflict, poverty, water scarcity, infectious disease to economic stagnation — are not too hard to solve. Rather progress is stalled because our model is wrong. The good news is that traditional...

Solving The World’s Problems Differently

New non-state networks of civil society, private sector, government and individual stakeholders are achieving new forms of cooperation, social change and even the production of global public value. They address every conceivable issue facing humanity from poverty,...

DLD 2013: Solve Global Problems Differently

Don Tapscott took the stage at this year’s DLD and share first findings from the research on how non-state networks may surpass international institutions, like the UN, IMF and World Bank, in their roles as global policy makers. Digital advancement enables these...

Examining the True Meaning of Davos

The European skiers have once again checked into the hotels of this small Swiss village, replacing the attendees of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. One occurrence this week caused me to stand back and reflect more broadly on the meaning of this event...

WEF: Creating a Dynamic, Resilient World

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum starts Tuesday. Once again, world leaders, including heads of government and ministerial representation from all but one G20 country, are among the more than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries that are gathering...

The Economist: Global Governance

Watch The Economist Interview with Don Tapscott as he explains the nature of global networks and why they are better-equipped to deal with problems like climate change and nation...

Governing the Web (and everything else)

Representatives of more than 190 governments begin a profoundly important 12-day closed-door meeting in Dubai on Monday to hammer out how the Internet should be run and who should pay for its operation. The International Telecommunication Union, a low-profile United...

Global Solution Networks for the 21st Century

This year The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, launched a multi-million dollar global investigation of emerging non-state networks of civil society, the private sector, government and individual...

Campus Party 2012 Europe: Keynote

People everywhere are collaborating like never before. From education, science and the humanities to new approaches to citizen engagement and democracy, sparkling new initiatives are underway, embracing a new set of principles for the 21st century —...

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