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Is The Regenerative Economy The Future of Capitalism?

This article was originally written by Bill Kramer and published on Next Billion. Eight men are as wealthy as the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam. If you have worked on poverty issues at all, you know the general outlines of inequality. Nevertheless, it still has the power to shock the conscience. We can highlight a few of the facts in the Oxfam briefing paper, “An Economy for the 99%”, published in January. The report deserves your attention: Today, the top one percent owns more wealth than everyone else combined; In the U.S., the bottom half of...

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What You Need to Know About True Corporate Responsibility And The Role of Trust

This article was written by Sam Ford for Change Creator Magazine. Creating Sustainable Change The business world is driven by frameworks. By concepts. By new ideas with pithy titles, whose core concepts can be stated in an executive summary. By metaphors. The people who author them may make their living writing books, giving talks, and doing the consulting that surrounds it — to attempt to change the way people see their professional lives and see their concept become part of business parlance. The greater business consulting industry that surrounds this infrastructure grabs onto some of these concepts and attempts...

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How This Hybrid Business Model is Tackling Food Security

Some people start businesses to get rich. Others see it as a way to fulfill their passions. But for an increasing number of entrepreneurs, business is a vessel to impact lives and do something meaningful. Jacquie Berglund is a seasoned social entrepreneur. Her B-Corp beer company, FINNEGANS, was the first to donate 100 percent of its profits to charity and it is now linked to all manner of good causes. Like so many like-minded entrepreneurs, Jacquie is redefining business and what it means to be successful. What It Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur Despite not growing up in...

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Interview with Muhammad Yunus: Taking Small Steps for Big Social Business Impact

Exclusive interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Issue 13 cover story, Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud In this interview we talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus who is the Godfather of Social Business tacking poverty head on. Discover his secrets to success, advice to new Change Creators, and what the future holds. He is known as the “Banker to the Poor.” “Poverty does not belong in civilize human society. Its proper place is in a museum.” ~Yunus Dr. Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, fueled by...

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Clickfunnels vs Website: Do I Need Both to Build Leads?

Businesses need to promote themselves, be in front of their eyes (target market) at the right place and right time. Being online for acquiring customers today is nobodies guess. If you have been in this for some time, you must have asked yourself this obvious question. Clickfunnels vs website: do I need both? Which is better, a Website or Clickfunnels? Do I even need a website anymore? Websites are seen by many as a natural choice when getting online. Websites help businesses have a dedicated address to be found online and interact with the customers. Just like a physical...

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Interview with Anne Miltenburg: How Her New Branding For Good Guide Can Help Your Business

Exclusive interview with impact branding expert and founder of The Brandling, Anne Miltenburg. Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud Anne Miltenburg is a branding for social change expert. We have interviewed her a couple times now because we love her work and she has a lot to offer you in the area of branding. This interview is based on the third edition of her book – Brand the Change: The Branding Guide for social entrepreneurs, disruptors, not-for-profits and corporate troublemakers. The book is a step by step guide to building your brand, plus 23 tools and exercises, 14...

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This is How to Raise Seed Funding – Advice from Investors at SOCAP

In this 1-hour video (above) you will hear leading impact seed funds talk about specific investment strategies and how their focus on impact boosts performance. Don’t worry, we break this video down for you and highlight the key takeaways below. As the world of business continues to take on a new form new opportunities for funding purpose-driven startups are rising. Historically, accelerators and incubators addressed funding for purpose-driven companies, producing a group of early-stage startups on the hunt for seed money.  Over time, many of accelerators have transformed into seed funds as the field has matured. The Change Creator...

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In This Video Jay Shetty Shares Powerful Perspective That Inspires Hope

“Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that’s counted truly counts.” ~Albert Einstein In this powerful video Jay Shetty shares what he believe true success is but also what you need to know about achieving it. An important point is that there is no “right” schedule to live your life by. A few great talking points Shetty uses to demonstrate this include: “Some people graduate at 21 and get a job at 27” “Some people gradate at 27 and get a job right away.” “I know people who took gap years and found their purpose.” “I know...

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Interview with Jarie Bolander: What it Takes to Build a More Ethical & Inclusive Entrepreneur Community

Exclusive interview with entrepreneur and author, Jarie Bolander. Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur with over 20 years of bringing innovative solutions to market such as Bluetooth, USB, RFID and Semiconductor DNA sequencing. He is currently the co-founder and COO of Lab Sensor Solutions, a digital health company that is applying sensor technology to track the temperature and location of perishables to prevent spoilage. But the reason we are here now is because he is also the author of, The Entrepreneur Ethos: How to Build a More Ethical,...

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What You Need to Know About Data For Bigger Social Impact

Exclusive interview with the founder of Impact Mapper, Alexandra Pittman Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud Data, data, data. It’s said to be the new currency. What is it telling you? How are you tracking it? Does it matter? We are becoming a world inundated by data and yes it matters…a lot. The insights you gather allow you to effectively optimize your work for greater impact. But what insights are you getting? What are you missing? Many of our current tools for tracking social change are overly burdensome and focused on minutiae that take creative time and energy...

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If You Want to Reduce Stress Than These 7 Steps Can Help You Detach

This article was written by Leo Babauta and appeared on Zen Habits. Imagine having a mind that clings to nothing — it doesn’t get attached, it doesn’t need things to be a certain way, it doesn’t need people to behave in particular ways. It’s a mind at home everywhere, because it doesn’t need to be anywhere in particular. How it Would Put Our Challenges at Ease If someone irritates you, it’s because you are attached to a particular way you want them to behave, and when you don’t get that way, you are unhappy. If your mind didn’t cling...

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3 Expert Lessons To Help You Raise Venture Capital Funding by Neil Patel

Neil Patel is a marketing and all-around business rockstar today. He continues to tackle the video marketing space by putting out high-value content where he drops his expertise. There are many ways to get funding and depending on the type of business your approach may vary. In this video Neil nails some key lessons all new founders must understand to win with investors. Neil has raised over $20 million in venture capital over the years. There’s a lot of great insight in the video but we want to call out three really great lessons: Lesson 1: Only raise a little...

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I Want to Start my Own Business But Don’t Know What to Do

When I decided to take my life in a completely new direction that’s all I knew. The missing part was what direction I wanted to go. I wanted to be my own boss. I wanted the work I spent my valuable time each day doing to actually matter. Not just to me but to the planet. I didn’t want my earnings capped by a salary anymore. I wanted to start my own business but didn’t know what to do! Now what? At the time I was a heavy reader of magazines and books but also listened to podcasts. Always...

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4 Life Lessons From The Legacy of Stephen Hawking (One will truly strike home!)

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 but his legacy will live on forever. He is a true inspiration and one of the greatest thinkers of our time. He is the epitome of having a positive attitude and the will to live life and not to ever give up. Hawking has said we are all different but share the same human spirit. Throughout his career, Hawking has helped us better understand the planet, and at the same time, ourselves. Here are some thoughts he’s shared that have had a profound impact on me. “I am just a child who...

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Interview with Daniel Levine: Exploring Future Trends That Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Exclusive interview with trends expert, Daniel Levine. Subscribe to this show on  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud When you’re an entrepreneur or any kind of business leader you need to stay ahead by knowing the trends in your space. What are the behavioral trends? What are the tech trends? Daniel Levine is the Bruce Lee of trends so we decided to talk to him and find out his take on the future. This is important because his insights around trends help you get inside your customers head so you can communicate effectively using the right language and tools. No matter what industry...

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Hunting For Happiness: Joe Rogan’s Pearls of Wisdom

He’s known to be a comedian and radio show host but Joe Rogan has become a modern day philosopher dropping some nice pearls of wisdom worth noting. We all want to find happiness but how do you really do that? Our culture today has put a lot of focus on money and material goods. But we have all probably heard the saying, “money can’t buy happiness.” It can surely make life more comfortable but that’s a bit different. There have been many studies, such as the 75 year study Harvard did, to understand happiness and in this video Joe...

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This Video Will Change The Way You Think About Water

To scale impact of any cause you need smart marketing and a powerful story. The people in this powerful video were going about their day, just as we all do. Suddenly, their whole reality was jolted and thrown off course by a smart, authentic and conscious marketing video that packs a punch. Personally, I love this video because it connects with people in a genuine way in which they can relate. It’s effective at triggering empathy and is reminder we are all in this together. “We don’t have any water,” said the waiter. “It will take about six hours.”...

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If You’re Feeling Stuck in Life Than This Will Help You

Nobody wants to do nothing with their life. We all tend to think and dream about bigger things for ourselves. I’m pretty sure that years ago they would say things like, “as technology gets better we will be able to free up our time and have 3 day work weeks.” Yet, instead we now work more hours per week and the average household income has gone down. “From 1973 to 2016, net productivity rose 73.7 percent, while the hourly pay of typical workers essentially stagnated—increasing only 12.5 percent over 43 years (after adjusting for inflation). This means that although...

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4 Impact Business Models That You Wish You Thought Of

We interview a lot of cool people who are creating their own thing their own way. We love that! Today, the business model is changing and impact or what we call social profit is part of the model. If you’re missing that you will not have the same level of success because you won’t have the same support from the public as a business who does. People today believe businesses have a moral obligation to ensure their business is not harming people or planet but is actually using it’s power to help it. Without further blabbing, I want to...

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10 Female Heroes That Changed The Course of History

In honor of International Woman’s Day, we present to you a history of badass female Change Creators led with courage and passion to change the minds of people. They literally disrupted how the world works and helps create a better future for new generations. Malala Yousafzai (1997) Yusafzai is a courageous Pakistani girl who defied threats of the Taliban to pursue her beliefs around the right to education. This came at great cost but also great victory. She survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for women’s rights, especially the right to...

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