Highnoon: 20 Global Problems 10 Years to Solve Them

Summer immersive discussion series | July- August, 2012.

In this age of instant communication and biotechnology, on this ever smaller planet, what kinds of problem have we created for ourselves? How do we tackle them in a world where the accustomed methods used by nation-states may be reaching their natural limits?

In High Noon, J.F.Rischard challenges us to take a new approach to the twenty most important and urgent global problems of the twenty-first century. Rischard finds their common thread: we don't have an effective way of dealing with the problems that our increasingly crowded, interconnected world creates. Our difficulties belong to the future, but our means of solving them belong to the past.

Rischard proposes new vehicles for global problem-solving that are startling and persuasive. With its clear-eyed urgency and refreshing specificity, High Noon is an agenda-settling book that everyone who cares about the future must read.




















Education for all
Digital divide
Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combatting terrorism

Trade, investment and competition rules

Illegal drugs





New World











Intellectual Property Rights
E-commerce rules
Global financial architecture
Reinventing Taxation for the twenty first century
Biotechnology rules


Faster, leaner production processes
Alliances galore, & more supploes over long distances
Reshaping established business from the ground up
New product and service ideas