Many things we think of as inconvenient truths — climate change, energy waste, pollution, under-educated children, existing water law — are also hidden (and convenient) opportunities.
Deeply embedded, long-standing economic and societal problems create huge pent up demand for solutions. They also create opportunities for innovators to supply those solutions.
These deeply embedded problems often share a common theme: something fundamentally broken in the way the participants in these systems interact — the “transaction structure.” That broken structure prevents the connection between the pent up supply and the pent up demand.
That broken structure is a Convenient Opportunity.
This site is under construction. As time allows, I’ll update the site with additional case studies.
If you would like to see the most recent Convenient Opportunity I’ve been working on, take a look here: MEETS Coalition