In this 8th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Jim Cramer, Hon. AIA, chairman of the Greenway Group, president of the Design Futures Council think tank, and publisher/editor of DesignIntelligence provides perspective and advice on the following topics:
- How to help people conquer “emotional paralysis” during the recession
- How to inspire new ideas
- Why pressure on fees isn’t so bad
- Why he’s worried about the “green revolution”
- How to benefit from “constructive paranoia.”
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Jim Cramer is the chairman of the Greenway Group, Inc., a management consulting, research, and publishing firm specializing in the design professions, the media, and cultural institutions. He is the founding publisher/editor of DesignIntelligence, a design management change and innovation journal published 6 times a year and the author of the critically acclaimed book Design + Enterprise, Seeking a New Reality in Architecture. He is the editor of the Almanac of Architecture & Design and is also the co-author of the best sellers: How Firms Succeed, a Field Guide to Design Management and The Next Architect: A New Twist on the Future of Design.
Jim is the President of the Washington, DC based think tank, The Design Futures Council. The Council’s mission is to explore trends, changes, and new opportunities in design, architecture, engineering, and building technology.
For six years, Jim served as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He is also the former President of the American Architectural Foundation and for seven years was the Publisher of Architecture magazine.
Jim is an educator, strategic consultant, and foresight advisor. He is a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA and a Leadership Fellow of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in La Jolla California. Jim received the University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Service Medal for his work in design and environmental stewardship. He has been Aga Khan Lecturer at MIT, Honors Lecturer at Clemson, Hide Lecturer at the University of Nebraska and an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Hawaii.