Rajesh Kasturirangan | Can Wisdom, Technology, and Connection Build a Better Future?

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Rajesh Kasturirangan | Can Wisdom, Technology, and Connection Build a Better Future?

Rajesh Kasturirangan

Posted on September 9, 2020

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“We need to start bringing geeky enthusiasm back into politics.”— Rajesh Kasturirangan

As an increasingly global society, imagine what humanity could do if we all came together to use our collective knowledge and resources to solve the world’s biggest challenges. That’s what Rajesh Kasturirangan—the co-founder and CEO of the non-profit, Socratus—hopes to inspire and accomplish.

In this week’s Leading with Genuine Care podcast, find out how Rajesh and his team use modern technology and ancient wisdom to tackle everything from climate change to the agrarian crisis to helping those in need. With a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from MIT and a dedication to creating a better future for all, you won’t want to miss Rajesh’s brilliant insights. 

In this episode, you’ll also learn:

  • What participatory citizenship is
  • What it means to be a “midwife of collective wisdom”
  • How can we use technology for good
  • What collective problem solving is
  • Why wisdom is key to collective problem solving
  • The benefits of connectivity 
  • Socratus’ work to create a greener, more sustainable India
  • What a Wicked Sprint is
  • How technology can help migrants connect with others
  • What the COVID kolam is
  • What unexpected opportunities can come out of COVID
  • The mental health issues that have emerged during COVID
  • What can the “Wood Wide Web” can teach us about community
  • Small ways that we can show care and gratitude 
  • And so much more!


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