How we consciously and intentionally use competition as a tool for a better world?
Really, economics is about values. What ends are we aiming for? What goods and services are of most value?
As long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing financial income for the few, our economy will be locked into endless growth and widening inequality.
Beyond the job titles, beyond the outfit – what has your life been preparing you perfectly for? That’s the core question of the Right Livelihood Quest.
In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time.
On episode #15 of Kindling Podcast, Zac Swartout shares with us his take on the “growth mindset,” our false believe in the average, and learning to look beyond ourselves.
Seemingly conflicting, but equally necessary truths are known as polarities. Polarities represent some of the fundamental tensions that come up in our organizations and is our lives as individuals.
What if everyone had autonomy to serve the purpose of the organization how they saw fit, within their respective roles?
Our society’s current systems are failing us. They no longer serve the common good to the extent they can and should.
Will we move forward on the assumption that material wealth equates to prosperity? Or will we tell a new story: that prosperity is a much more profound, mysterious, and internal phenomenon than we’ve ever let ourselves believe?
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.
How can systems thinking help us better understand an increasingly complex and ambiguous world? How can we anticipate unintended consequences? How can we develop more strategic and effective solutions to our “wicked problems”?
If we don’t look at underlying causes and dynamics, how can we possibly find lasting solutions to our more complex problems?
How can we expect to drive real change when we are constantly underfunded and in the pockets of corporate donors?
In a now-famous video, comedian Russel Brand passionately pleads:
[British Prime Minister] David Cameron says profit isn’t a dirty word, well I say profit is a filthy word… I think the very concept of profit should be very much reduced because wherever there is profit there is also deficit.
But is profit really a dirty word?
Values based supply chains are more transparent and build community. Benefits include cost sharing, market access, flexibility, and healthier economies.
On this episode of Kindling Radio, I sit down with Stephen Cahill to talk about men’s work, the new economy, the future of cannabis, and more.
On this episode of Kindling Radio, I chat with Cynthia Power about Eileen Fisher’s recycling program Green Eileen and the future of fashion.
On this episode of Kindling Radio, I talk with Keith Brower Brown of the band Trails and Ways about his new album, consumerism and anti-capitalism, the role of musicians and artists in the progressive movement, how music listeners can best support artists, and his new climate change impact mapping project Float.
If we want a new system, we can’t pretend as if the limits to the one we still live in don’t exist.
I believe that we as humans can actually do a lot better than the modest goal of trying to live more sustainably. I believe we have an imperative as cohabitants on this Earth to create regenerative ways of producing and consuming.
We all have a role to play in building a fashion system that doesn’t degrade our environment and upholds everyone in the supply chain, farmer to consumer.
In Kindling Radio’s first episode, my good friend Lisa Pellegrino and I have a long discussion about trash, the circular economy, and more.
By weaving their intention and values through all aspects of work, OlyKraut shows that there is a purpose that motivates them beyond money.