WHO changes the rules? All of us

This is where the Rules Change Project comes in.  It began in 2013, in Amherst, Mass., when a small group gathered to consider how to respond to the challenge of ...

HOW do we change the rules? Spotlighting “giraffes” at work

We need to take time to examine how the rules of capitalism and free markets — formal and informal – have evolved over the last 40 years.  One approach is ...

VIDEO: From civil rights to Russia to America’s economy — Hedrick Smith seeks to help “Reclaim the American Dream”

(Watch Smith’s TEDx Talk at Orcas Island (posted April 1, 2015) WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Hedrick Smith’s long journalism career began covering civil rights in the American South,  traversed to dissecting ...

BOOKS/VIDEO: “How on Earth?” Post Growth Institute co-founder Donnie Maclurcan believes we can flourish by 2050 in a nonprofit world measured by new forms of growth

Watch a short VIDEO of Donnie Maclurcan, or a longer (52-minute)  version of his arguments: “What If? Thriving Beyond Economic Growth.”  Will not-for-profit organizations be the heart of the global ...

In Oregon, did “first lady” Cylvia Hayes stick her neck out too far on poverty, health and genuine progress — or consulting?

Cylvia Hayes

At the heart of the 2015 gubernatorial political upheaval in Oregon is an underlying question:  When a close friend of a public official is being paid by third parties to advocate ...

BOOK: The “myth” of shareholder primacy stands at the brink of intellectual failure, Stout writes

Book author Lynn Stout produced The Shareholder Myth in 2012 to challenge the advancement of “shareholder value” as the exclusive guiding principle of corporations. Stout, a Cornell Law School professor, debunks ...

Yvon Chouinard leads by example as Patagonia joins B-corp movement

Outdoor apparel maker Patagonia is cited as a poster child for the new wave of “B-Corporations” that elevates “sustainable” business practices as of equal importance with profits.  Does such a ...

Ron Shaich’s “Panera Cares” experiments with “pay-what-you-can” to help with food insecurity

  Ron Shaich built a major business — Au Bon Pain, then sold it off. While you’ve probably heard of Panera Bread, the popular national bakery/café chain — his second ...

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