Ep. #16 | David Korten on humanity’s new story

On this episode of Kindling Podcast, I chat with David Korten – prominent author and activist and former professor at Harvard Business School.

What is the dominant story that guides the assumptions and lenses of our economy and our society? Who does it serve? How has it steered us in the wrong direction, convincing us to value money more than life?

What new story can we live by that better ensures fulfilling lives and health for all? Where is humanity headed?

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About David

David Korten is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, president of the Living Economies Forum, an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and a member of the Club of Rome. His books include the international bestseller When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for a New Economy.


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Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Before Kindling, Peter was Senior Research Associate for the Pacific Institute's Corporate Sustainability Program and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, conducting research that supports companies' sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham with his partner Sara and cat Winnie.


Kindling is a catalog of humanity's evolution. By showing how humanity has grown consistently more conscious, capable, and connected through time, Kindling sparks possibility for a new, more sustainable, more just, more purposeful way of doing and being.


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