This episode was originally published as an essay on my blog on February 8, 2022. Read the full text transcript of If Capitalism Can't Solve It, What Will?
Have you noticed your appetite for big ideas shrink in recent years? We like our solutions served in to-go cups: 15 second TikToks, 280 character tweets, 18 minute TED Talks.
But when you bake down an idea to become bite-sized, you’re left with easy-to-swallow strategies, not for solving problems, but living with them.
Join me, your host, Rachael Kay Albers, marketing muckraking director and brand strategist gone wild, as I explore what the Ideas Economy and the to-go cup approach to thought leadership is doing to our capacity for problem solving.
This episode is a love letter to Anand Giridharadas's book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and what it reveals about who and what we lose in a capitalist economy that demands we only pursue win-win solutions.
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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
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