Healing hunger, poverty, war, climate change–with enlightened self-interest

Let me share a note from my friend Shel Horowitz, who co-authored two Guerrilla Marketing books with the legendary Jay Conrad Levinson. Shel is quite an interesting guy. Last time I googled for him, I got more than 100,000 hits. I’ve always thought of him as visionary–he talked about marketing through both content expertise and partnering with both...

Fixing the Freest Marketplace Money Can Buy

This is an excerpt from my article originally posted on the Standford Social Innovation Review on 03/30/16 We live with an illusion so powerful that we endlessly mistake it for reality. Merriam-Webster defines “free market” as “an economic market or system in which prices are based on competition among private businesses and not controlled by a...

The Conscious Business Blueprint

The secret is out! Companies that give away money are actually more profitable! In fact conscious, values-driven, sustainable companies outperform the market 9 to 1! The tide has turned. Being values-driven and environmentally friendly is no longer a costly add-on to a standard business strategy. Embedding purpose into your company culture has become essential...

Making Way for Worker Co-ops

Guest post by Taliesin Nyala, a co-owner of the Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA), a worker-owned cooperative based in Massachusetts created to democratize education and the economy while furthering the cooperative movement. TESA designs curriculum and resources for learning, such as Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. Wall Street is booming while...

Learning to Change the World: The Social Impact of One Laptop Per Child

Just released today, Learning to Change the World by Charles Kane, Walter Bender, Jody Cornish and Neal Donahue delves into the implications of one of the largest social entrepreneurial initiatives, One Laptop Per Child. From Amazon’s description: Learning to Change the World is the story of One Laptop per Child—a story that will resonate with...

Seventh Generation’s “Tribute to a Visionary”

After a two year absence, I was invited to return to Seventh Generation to celebrate my induction into the Social Venture Network Hall of Fame. I was honored when Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle gave an exceptional speech to commemorate the occasion and I thought I would share it with you all. Click here to read the article and...