During the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), we explored the new approaches and ways of thinking that are steadily gaining traction and together, emerging as a new potential story of global prosperity fit for the 21st century. Spread across various disciplines and based in several contexts, some of the world's leading thinkers on this crucial topic helped the DIF's audience to envision a more secure, participatory and regenerative economy, as a challenge to the dogmatic, inaccessible and linear economics of today.
Watch the clips below for five of the key takeaways from the 2017 DIF.
1. Today's economics is taught from textbooks written in the 1950s, and thinking from the 1840s.
Watch our interview with Kate Raworth in full, How to Think Like a 21st Century Economist.
2. We need to get back to what an economy is, does today's pipework analogy match up to reality?
Ken Webster asks is it: A Flow of Wealth or a Wealth of Flows?
3. Marginal improvements are not enough...
Tim Harford joined us at The Crypt in London for the DIF's Live Launch event. Watch it in full here, Tim's part starts at 17:44.
4. We need to consider the critical role of materials in creating a prosperous economy.
Find out more about Walter Stahel's vision for The Performance Economy.
5. Cutting edge technologies can fuel an economic transformation.
What does it take to make it a good disruption? Watch our short form documentary with Martin Stuchtey.