How Scenes Build City Culture and Community - Bijoy Goswami

In Chapter 14 of 15 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, leadership philosopher Bijoy Goswami shares how the emergence, acknowledgement, and nourishment of scenes shapes a city culture, identity, and ambition. He shares influences from Jane Jacobs' "Systems of Survival" and reflects on what he learned helping to develop Austin's entrepreneur scene. He notes how scenes develop off a mix of participants, collaborators, and contributors how the mix affects scene strength. Goswami lives in Austin, TX, where he develops models, including MRE, youPlusU, and Bootstrap, to help others live more meaningfully. He teaches his models through community activism, lectures, writing, and online communication. Previously, he co-founded Aviri Software after working at Trilogy Software. Goswami graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Computer Science, Economics, and History.