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The Dawn of a Conscious Business Movement

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Let’s start by clearly communicating an intention: this is more of a call to action than an article. Urgent action […]

Mirror Flourishing: The New Business North Star

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“We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted […]

AIM2FLOURISH

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Epiphany is defined as a “sudden and striking realization.” But it doesn’t work that way with me. My epiphanies sometimes […]

On Living Business

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What is a ‘living business?’ Using these words both as a search term and as a mirror of our collective […]

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer

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Chelsea Green Publishing April 2013, Review by Judy Wicks A few years after I started my restaurant, I hung a […]

Business as an Agent of World Benefit

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It was perhaps 20 years ago, yet I remember my first meeting with Willis Harman in vivid color. Fresh out of my doctoral dissertation research on the idea of Appreciative Inquiry, I was taking the next big step, working on an interdisciplinary understanding of the relationship between images of the future and human action in the present, especially the relationship between positive guiding images and the possibilities for positive action in human systems.

Bridging the Feminine and Masculine in Business: One Woman’s Journey

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The journey began with a dream. In it I am running away from a burning city, clutching a candle, looking back, wanting to desperately return to what was once familiar, safe and comfortable. But I cannot. As I run, I come to the edge of a cliff. Too terrified to jump, I find myself gently pushed off by an unseen hand, spiraling slowly through the air and—in slow motion—landing on a soft grassy knoll. A voice speaks to me from the depths of my awareness. “Amber, you have arrived in a new kingdom. Here the rules are different. Here we live and breathe from a place of love. The old kingdom you came from burned from fear and greed.”

Evolutionary Entrepreneurship | Engaging Collective Will

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This article gives a brief overview of what needs to happen if we— individually and collectively—are to wisely and effectively engage in shaping the future of our planet and our species. The community of evolutionary entrepreneurs has a rich toolkit of models, maps and approaches to work with

Institutional Corruption | When Purpose and Trust are Misplaced

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Increasingly, I feel like a passenger on a plane watching a pilot flirting with a flight attendant during a thunderstorm. My surgeon seems more concerned about her tee time on the golf course. Half of the drivers around me incessantly talk on their cell phones.

The Hub | Creating an Ecology of Social Innovation

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What’s the Infrastructure for Realizing Ideas for a Radically Better World? Work isn’t working. That much is clear. Freelancers, flexi-workers, nomad professionals and social entrepreneurs are more and more often characterizing the landscape of contributors to social and ecological responsibility.