Canadian Ashoka Fellow, Donna Morton, in her Tedx talk in British Colombia, highlights the ways in which we all participate and perpetuate a zombie economy through our status quo actions in everyday life. People like Breading Sweetgrass author, Robin Kimmerer, and former Economic hitman John Perkins, refer to this as a “death economy”. Continue reading Speaking of Zombies…
I’ve been reading John Perkins lately and he talks about going to business school in the late 60’s before the doctrine of Milton Friedman became the new normal. To grossly oversimplify Milton’s complex Nobel Prize-winning work: this doctrine advocated the manipulation of the money supply by the government as the primary means of solving economic problems. As such, the only concern of businesses should be … Continue reading Brief Origin of a Paradigm
Once built, organizations, like all biological beings, have an instinct for self-preservation. Problems arise however when the organization is derailed from its original purpose. Continue reading Why You Might be Working for a Zombie
It’s been such a long time since I posted. I feel the need to apologize. I’ve been up to lots. I launched and then quickly ran out of steam on a podcast idea. I did a short-term, wicked cool internship with Ashoka Canada where I learned a ton about social innovation and the mechanics of large scale social change projects. Now, I’ve landed a consulting … Continue reading Throat Clearing
Attention is a finite resource. Perhaps the most finite of resources in this, the age of info glut. That’s why it’s more important than ever to develop a mastery of your own focus. Continue reading Are You Reading for the Right Reasons?
This has been a year of very tough decisions. I’m nervous and excited but now I know what I want. Continue reading Next Steps… Without Regrets
Impacting sourcing is the sustainable answer to the challenges facing the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Continue reading Why Impact Sourcing?