‘Agents of Authenticity’ and the Connection Economy

how am I connected?


The world is becoming more transparent.

Jonah Sachs, author of the Story Wars, calls them ‘agents of authenticity’ – people who will easily report any kind of activity that looks like an abuse of power.  Each person has the ability to spread a message instantly to millions of people around the world.  ‘Agents of authenticity’ are increasing in number and influence.


So even if you don’t care about the well-being of the rest of the planet, the world does.

And even if you don’t care if your child (or students) care about the well-being of the rest of the planet, the world does.

And the world can now see it.

And the world responds.

And even if your child doesn’t care about the well-being of the planet, it will become increasingly difficult for him or her to be successful or rise to the top without understanding how interconnected we all are.


Seth Godin calls our new economy the ‘connection economy’.

The  more we reflect on how connected we are, and how every system we know is interconnected to all other systems, the more innovative we become – and the more we create things that are relevant and remarkable.

Those are the criteria for the ‘new kind of success’ for a new economy that is relying less on industrialism and more on the connections we make with others.

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