Guest Post: Jim Fruchterman – The Power of Failure, People, and Karma Banking

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Commencement speech given at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California on May 20, 2012. Six months after leaving grad school, I found myself at a rocket launchpad for one of the very first private enterprise rocket companies. Our business manager was doing the countdown. 5-4-3-2-1, oh, BLEEP. The … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Martin Montero – Is Social Entrepreneurship the Rich Saving the Poor?

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For the past 15 years, I have invested a great deal of time, energy and money in the field of social entrepreneurship. I did this because I believe we need to take very significant actions to address global poverty and socio-political inequality, primarily through the creation of livelihoods and … [Read more...]

Guest Post: William Rosenzweig – Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener

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The people who know me best know that at heart I am just a quiet gardener. My garden has probably taught me the most about how things grow — and thrive — in a vibrant and sustainable manner. These lessons have shaped my approach to encouraging responsible growth in business and to the ways I … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Annie Leonard – The Story of Change

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I used to think the truth would set us free. Like many who care about the environment, I spent years thinking that information would lead to change. If only people realize the mess our planet is in, I thought, things will change. So I wrote reports, gave speeches, even testified before … [Read more...]

Pay-What-You-Can Cafés Share the Bounty with Those in Need

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If you were to only judge the world by watching the news, you'd think we had collectively lost all of our humanity, our integrity. Never-ending wars, devastating environmental disasters, punishing austerity measures... all of which impact the poorer among us more than the richer. … [Read more...]