00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
03:03    |    
Miriam's paradox 
Types of technology
07:42    |    
What is technology? 
Programming of Nature
08:41    |    
Social technologies and their applications
Entrepreneurial process in physical technology 
Policy innovation in social technology 
13:25    |    
Startup culture
Recognise Law and Government as technology 
Quote, The Lean Startup, Eric Ries (2011)
Philosophy of humility 
Problem of gang recruitment in Guatemala
Customer-entrepreneur relationship 
19:45    |    
Traditional political reforms
Development of reforms and testing 
Case of the Soviet industry privatisation 
24:43    |    
Startup Cities
32:04    |    
Solution principles
Tax tariffs
Example of Police Department reform
Case of Switzerland
Failure is inevitable, fail safely 
37:49    |    
Current existing startup zones 
Case of Dubai 
Honduras ZEDEs
44:18    |    
Social trends in the future
Startup cities as a framework for reform methodology 
46:47    |    
Public demand for new institutions
Case of Mohamed Bouazizi
50:11    |    
 Importance of fundamental innovation
51:12    |    
Startup Cities Institute
Minimum value community 
55:55    |    
Question and answer period
How would people leave if they don't like what is going on in their city?
What is the time line in Guatemala for a creation of a Startup City?
Do you agree that it would be necessary first, dilute power in order to change current competition system?
Are the Guatemalan people ready for self governance? And, how would you make that change?
Why do not provide high autonomy level to current existing municipalities?
What is the process for a Startup City creation in Guatemala?
01:13:06    |    
Final credits




Startup Cities: A New Approach to Reform

29 de agosto de 2014   | Vistas: 1093 |  

Zachary Caceres starts by sharing how his experience in the dump on Guatemala City took him to think about the process of social technologies' development and name the problem "The Miriam's paradox". He explains that there are two types of technologies -physical and social- and how a different approach in policy innovations can resolve poverty issues. Caceres talks about the Startup Culture, its characteristics as a humility philosophy, law and government perception and customer-entrepreneur relationship; in which he emphasizes about the importance of validation process of new local policies and how this process protects the whole nation of possible failure. At the end, Caceres exposes some current projects in Honduras and Dubai that are showing positive economic results. After that, he presents the Startup Cities Institute and invite the students to join it and colaborate with the work that it realizes.

Zachary Caceres is Chief Information Officer of Startup Cities Institute at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He is also editor of "Radical…


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