The Global Village Construction Set pushes a lot of my buttons.
A sort of Design Patterns for business organization.
Low Rent Incubator
There should be an exchange to facilitate the organization of surplus labor into new businesses.
Ethics and Metaphysics
One of the difficulties in considering ethical theories is their apparent dependency on metaphysics. It would seem that in order to do good you have to understand what good is and what makes something good. This can be frustrating, as metaphysical considerations are at least as contentious as moral considerations. Bringing metaphysics into a conversation reduces the chances for reason to prevail.
24-hour development cycle
Workflow thinking enables us to consider outsourcing across a different dimension. Code changes made during the day can be inspected and tested overnight. A 24-hour development cycle is possible this way, shifting the emphasis of offshoring from zero-sum competition to positive-feedback cooperation.
Dominant Assurance Contract
What if you could privately finance public goods without the free rider problem?
Ways Of Seeing
I've learned over the years that a great part of design skill is learning to see systems in the right way. Conceptual frames are skills that can be learned and allow us to perceive realities that are different from the reality disclosed by naive intuition.