Not invented here bias and environmental change

Posted 5 years ago by Adam Gautsch

An interesting 1999 Atlantic story helps to highlight the concept of the not invented here bias.

THE PLOT CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF LOST HORIZON AND HEART OF DARKNESS, FITZCARRALDO AND THE TEMPEST. AFTER MAKING A FORTUNE AS FOUNDER OF NORTH FACE AND ESPRIT, DOUGLAS TOMPKINS EMBRACED THE PRINCIPLES OF DEEP ECOLOGY. THEN, FORSAKING CIVILIZATION, HE BOUGHT A YOSEMITE-SIZED PIECE OF WILDERNESS IN CHILE, WHERE ONLY HE AND A LIKE-MINDED FEW WOULD LIVE. THEY INTENDED TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW AN ECO-COMMUNITY COULD FLOURISH EVEN AS THE ANCIENT FOREST WAS KEPT PRISTINE. TOMPKINS RAN INTO ONE BIG PROBLEM: OTHER PEOPLE

Be it environmental change or democracy, it seems clear that change is much more likely to take hold when it's discovered or decided upon by the locals opposed to being force fed from afar.

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