• 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, n , 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
    • Autonomy
    • Scalability
    • Competition
  • 32:04    |    
    Solution principles
    • Tax tariffs
    • Validation
    • Example of Police Department reform
    • Protection
    • Case of Switzerland
    • Failure is inevitable, fail safely
    • Voluntary
  • 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

New Media  | 29 de agosto de 2014  | Vistas: 1153

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.


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