1. Eat More Chocolate

    Who says you have to sacrifice pleasure to do good? Sophi Tranchell is Global Managing Director at Divine Chocolate, Fairtrade pioneer, Social Enterprise Ambassador, Chair of Fairtrade London, & London Food Board member. Food For Thought & Conversation To the Mayas, cocoa pods symbolized life and fertility and the Aztecs believed...
  2. Radical Banking

    Updated August 2019. What North Dakota has been doing for more than 100 years that saved the state from the 2008 credit crisis.   FOOD FOR THOUGHT & CONVERSATION The Bank of North Dakota is owned by the citizens of the state. It has $7 Billion in assets, a loan...
  3. Re-thinking Our Story About the Economy

    A radical rethinking of our faulty assumptions about money and how to use it.  David Korten worked for more than 35 years in preeminent business, academic and international development institutions before he turned away from the establishment to work exclusively with public interest citizen-action groups. His newest book, Change the Story:...
  4. Beyond the Almighty Dollar

    The sharing economy maximizes the value of non-monetary assets. Arun Sundararajan is the NEC Faculty Fellow, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Doctoral Coordinator at the Stern School of Business, NYU. He After receiving his M.S., Management Science & Ph.D., Business Administration from University of Rochester, Professor Sundararajan...
  5. Turning the Blues into Green

     A humble musical form is driving economic development, building civic pride and attracting tourism. John Horhn is a Mississippi State Senator, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.He earned his certificate in Community Leadership from Jackson State University, attended the Governors Center program in strategic planning...
  6. hOurworld: A Global Time Bank Cooperative

    Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. And you can join for free.  Linda Hogan is founding member of hOurworld Cooperative and previously served as board member and Director of Hour Exchange Portland and as a consultant for TimeBanksUSA. She has been a non-profit administrator, community organizer and...

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