Perhaps it’s the mystery inherent in new life. Or maybe it’s the persistent nagging on my conscience that my money still isn’t creating the world I believe is possible. Either way, I’m trying to attend more deeply to a sense of wonder. I want to pause and notice… to appreciate and be in awe more […]
How does employee ownership and workplace democracy really work. Here are 6 questions a set of company leaders are asking as they transition their company from one Founder, CEO and owner to something that a large group of the employees own. They’re nervous. Are there clear answers? What concepts will help them?
Impact entrepreneurs could achieve a lot more — in terms of systems change — if investors did more thinking about power and the world they most want themselves and their grand children. My thesis: capital reciprocity can help investors achieve their impact goals. Without a shift from capital supremacy to capital reciprocity, the conventional power […]
Later today, I give a presentation to a group of Cooperative Business leaders (3 largest U.S. co-op banks (NCB, CoBank and CFC), 5 co-op capital entrepreneurs, 6 co-op loan fund/CDFIs, 2 mutual insurance cos., and 6 associations). My question is: Can we imagine and build together — across credit unions, electric co-ops and emerging co-op […]
In the next few weeks, Elizabeth Garlow and I will be releasing our first report under our new Francesco Collaborative banner. The report distills the insights from our Livable Future Investing workshop we facilitated a few months ago with 25 leading Catholic asset holders. For me, the release of this report marks the beginning of […]