Marc writes about ideas that fall in the cracks between science, education, and innovation. Since 2008, major themes of the ChewyChunks blog include how complex systems (such as international aid) produce unexpected effects, how innovation and critical thinking begin with curiosity and design flexibility, and about paths to prosperity – what matters vs myths about what yields prosperity. Marc is on Sabbatical from September through November 2013 to write an actual book about paths to prosperity.
He also publishes word crunching tools on djotjog.com, a free analysis website that aims to borrow from several disciplines: behavioral economics, game theory, complexity & chaos, the scientific method, and genetic & heuristic algorithm programming. He ran the Globalgiving Storytelling Project in East Africa from 2010-2012 – a massive experiment to provide all organizations with continuous feedback that informs their decisions.
Marc is looking for an opportunity to teach neuroscience and innovation at a university. Read his teaching philosophy for more information:
Why Chewy Chunks?
The name comes from a minimalist WWIV style pre-internet bulletin board system that served hundreds of users from 1990-2000 in Charlotte, NC. Since then, this blog has become more interconnected: In 1990, all a BBS needed to get traffic was a listing on the 704 area code BBS list. There was only ONE list, and only 100 BBSes to choose from. Imagine having only 100 website to choose from!
What is a BBS?
Back in the days of computers before the Internet, there WERE still communications systems and online communities. These communities thrived on regional electronic bulletin board systems, or BBSs for short. In many ways they were superior to the globally reaching and anonymously blanketing Internet that followed.
Marc is available for hire as an innovation consultant via Thumbtack.