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Starting Up So We Can Stick Around

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By Victoria Kindred Keziah (reprinted with permission from author. First published by Triple Pundit) Lately I’ve been swept up in the startup fever that has captured the imagination of my town and many like it, all hoping for a taste of what Silicon Valley is having. These encounters beg the question of why innovation matters,

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Sep 08, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

Social Justice: A Conscious Leadership Imperative

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By Gerry Valentine  (Reprinted with permission from Author; first published in Conscious Company Magazine A few weeks ago, I overheard an exchange between a mother and daughter that held an important lesson for conscious business leaders. We were standing in a supermarket in front of the egg case. The daughter handed the mother a carton

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Sep 01, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

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By John Roulac (reprinted with permission from author via EcoWatch) Many of us are now choosing to eat holistically grown foods. We want: • more nutrition from our food. • to avoid toxic pesticides and GMOs. • to create safer conditions for farmers and rural communities. • to protect the water, air and soil from contamination

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Mar 31, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

Challenging the Old Narrative that Possessions Equal Prosperity

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By Hunter Lovins (re-published with permission from The Guardian) A shift to the sharing economy, millennials shunning private car and home ownership, a saturation of consumerism – is a new economic narrative emerging? Prosperity. Every segment of society seeks it, but ask what it means or how to get it and the answers are not

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Mar 26, 2016 / by epicenter / 2 Comments

Leading for Resounding Impact

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By Seana Steffen, Ph.D. Uncertainty is a hallmark of the 21st century. As we envision the possibility of global equilibrium and collective wellbeing, we are challenged to confront the reality of having exceeded the limits to growth. With that, sustainability has become an ethical imperative for all leadership. With sustainability at the forefront, it is

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Mar 26, 2016 / by epicenter / 1 Comment

Organic: A Low-Cost Solution to Global Warming

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By Steven Hoffman What is the cost of preventing global warming? Not that expensive, really, if one considers switching to widely available and inexpensive organic farming practices, says Rodale Institute in a landmark White Paper published in May 2014. In fact, says Rodale after conducting more than 30 years of ongoing field research, organic farming

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Feb 07, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

Follow Your Bliss Right Off That Cliff

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By Brook Eddy I wish I could say I learned to take risks on a summer night with mushrooms as my guide, or traveling on the night train in India with a risk guru. But, really, it was business that forced me to drop the drug of risky behavior. Business was my risk boot camp.

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Feb 07, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments