PBS: The Solution Economy: How New Players Are Solving Old Problems

Author: William D. Eggers


A new cadre of problem-solvers is changing the global economy and the way America innovates. They’re not a select group making big bucks and names for themselves in the history books, nor are they all high-techies developing the kind of futuristic gadgets we’ve seen before on the Business Desk.

These problem-solvers are all around us, changing our quotidian habits, improving life on spaceships and facilitating commerce in remote areas. At least, that’s what the landscape looks like to two consultants who have written about a grassroots, “solution revolution” taking hold in the marketplace.

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