Category Archives: Conscious capitalism

Teacher or midwife?

 “One of the only places operating largely as it did more than 50 years ago would be the local school.”[1] That was written in the early days of the Internet, and the pace of change is accelerating – is education keeping up? Otto Scharmer’s book Leading From the Emerging Future: From Ego-systems to Eco-Systems enable […]
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Fruit and vegetable bags for Northlanders

I am working on a distribution system for increasing fruit and vegetable production, supporting local growers and encouraging a local food movement. Here is a video to promote the idea. If you are a Northlander I’d love your feedback – or if you are from further afield and have some thoughts that might help, please […]
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Gareth Morgan’s “kicking the can”

Gareth Morgan, economist, philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur doesn’t like the impact that sugar has on our health and suggests taxing sugar rich products, such as soft drinks. His book, Appetite for Destruction, provides compelling arguments for changing the environmental levers that make processed food ubiquitous, so that people are encouraged to eat more fresh fruit […]
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Do you get the potential of local currencies?

Money is like blood for the body economic. It has to keep circulating for local economies to prosper. But what if that economic lifeblood is being drained away by national or international businesses? I spent Monday and Tuesday this week at an inspirational conference hosted by the Far North District Council (FNDC) – the governing […]
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The twilight of capitalism?

This post is about change – the fundamental change that we must master to transform our world. Why – because our current economic and political systems have pretty much reached their “use by” date. They are struggling to deliver the benefits they have previously generated in such abundance. Until we change the assumptions that support […]
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Conscious capitalism

Management students study the eras of their discipline including classical, human relations, scientific management etc. What is emerging for me is a more epochal change in management – the transition from self-serving capitalism to conscious capitalism. It is always hard to define a starting point for massive change, but, as will be explained, I will […]
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