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To accelerate and direct science toward the most important challenges of our time

It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we’re providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition … and [on] our view of our place on the biological continuum. Craig Venter[ii] We are living in a modern renaissance of science. Whatever else business is good for, businesses bring the […]

GeoPartners and shared purpose: improving ecosystems through comprehensive design

Today the biological ecosystem of our planet cannot be separated from human society, technology and business; that is, human ecosystems.  And there are no social, technological and business ecosystems independent of biology. The challenge today is to develop ecosystems comprehensively, from the standpoint of biology, society, technology and business.  This is causing traditional ecologists and geophysicists to rethink their […]

Ke Rong and China-oriented studies of business ecosystem formation

Business Ecosystems: Constructs, Configurations, and the Nurturing Process And these fascinating articles on business ecosystems development in China Reshaping the business ecosystem in China: case studies and implications K Rong, Z Liu, Y Shi – … of Science and Technology Policy in …, 2011 – Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to explore a way to […]


The ideas highlighted in my recent work have been inspired by conversations with a number of experts, including the following who were helpful in the book Shared Purpose.  Many thanks to those who gave generously of goodwill, insights, wisdom, data sets, and time: People in the connected community invited me into their fascinating worlds. As […]

Churchill Club conversation with Jim Moore (author), Simon Segars (ARM CEO), Paul Saffo (Futurist and host)

Churchill Club, Silicon Valley New Cross-Industry Collaborations: Simon Segars & James F. Moore hosted by Paul Saffo [Introduction provided by the Churchill Club] A provocative San Francisco breakfast conversation about the growing trend of cross-industry collaboration, with Simon Segars, incoming CEO of ARM, and James F. Moore, former Harvard Berkman Center Fellow and expert in […]

PDF download of entire ebook

Visit Shared Purpose on ARM Holdings’ corporate website to download a version of the ebook in which some of these essays first appeared: Shared Purpose:  A thousand business ecosystems, a connected community, and the future, by James F. Moore, May 2013. Or click below to directly download a PDF of the same version of the ebook: Shared Purpose by […]

Introduction of the May 2013 first edition of Shared Purpose: A Thousand Business Ecosystems, a Worldwide Connected Community, and the Future

Nobel-prize-winning economist Oliver Williamson writes that 100 years ago the profession of economics split along two lines: one group went toward a price model, the other toward achieving shared purpose in organizations.[i] The price mechanism had the great advantage of making our economy more friction-free because you and I can trade freely even if you […]