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Livable Future Insurance: Re-thinking Risk and Your Investment Choices

Livable Future Insurance: Re-thinking Risk and Your Investment Choices

Shifting our investments to local, direct investing is really about buying “livable future insurance”. The concept is basically that we’re dramatically under-calculating the devastating impacts of super storms, heat waves, hurricanes, & all climate related disruptions over the next 20-40 years. The interesting thing is that many of us will be drawing down our retirement […]

Trust and Co-ops

Trust and Co-ops

Five years ago, I started the Community Purchasing Alliance Cooperative with a Steering Team of church leaders, a community organizer, and a few generous lawyers. Today, we are 75 member-owner community institutions. We collaborate on $15,000,000+ in contracts each year. Yet the most important thing we’ve created doesn’t show up in the numbers. It’s trust. […]

Innovative Companies Change their Customers: My CPA Co-op Experience

Michael Schrage’s insight about how innovative companies change their customers has stuck with me. And it’s changed the way I understand the work my organization does. Successful innovations go beyond the quid pro quo; they’re targeted investments in the customer’s future value.  Most customers believe that “the market” sets the terms of engagement for service […]