Cooperative Economics | "Impact-First" Investing | Transformative Leadership

Let’s Re-structure Capital’s Extractive Role: Let’s Use Co-ops

If we can re-structure capital to be in a non-extractive position, we can re-make business as an engine for human and ecosystem flourishing. As our culture evolves to more deeply appreciate the endemic nature of system oppression and ecological devastation, leaders will increasingly be looking for structural solutions.

4 Co-ops and 3 Funds Leading the US Cooperative Landscape

The US Cooperative & Shared Ownership Landscape Watch 2.5-min video narration & explanation of this map.  With the deleterious impacts of shareholder supremacy increasingly apparent, cooperatives offer a stakeholder-owned firm model. Co-ops have achieved meaningful market penetration in a few areas:  multi-family housing (25% are co-ops), credit unions (hold 10% of household savings), rural electric […]

Investing Peer Group: You’re Invited

I’m excited to be gathering a group of friends and colleagues this Friday, Dec. 4th — to help transform our relationship with money. I have a number of conversations with friends that are just starting out on their values-aligned investing journey — and some that are more my mentors and teachers. I am excited to […]

Cooperative Capital: Re-launching

Cooperative Capital: Re-launching

One of the things I’ve been most interested in supporting is more local direct investment opportunities… especially ones that are open to non-Accredited investors. Cooperative Capital has an approach to make it work (however they were blocked by the state of Michigan…). The challenges they’ve come up against and the ways regulators have thwarted their […]

​I Sold My Entire Investment Portfolio One Hour Ago​

Okay, actually I didn’t…. yet. But this guy Tim Denning said he just did.  As I read his post, I remembered how I felt when I was in  one of Marco Vangelisti’s workshops. The feeling of desperation to have my money be working for a more livable future. So, I’m writing this post here to […]

Exhilarated by This Workshop Cohort

It’s hard to describe how exhilarated I feel right now. The cohort for this Shared Ownership workshop is bringing together some of the most powerful & influential people I’ve met this past decade. The workshop format integrates insights from some of the most influential experiences and learning spaces I’ve ever been a part of. The deadline […]