"Extrinsic rewards (as presumed by the theory of self-interest) lead to poor performance in every situation except where (a) the rules are clearly defined and (b) the outcome is known in advance. The challenges we face are NOT this kind of problem." ~ Joe Brewer, Cognitive Policy Works In this video Daniel Pink discusses the “surprising … Continue reading Our Move from Job Creation to Wealth Creation
We live in this crazy world being played out in the minds of men. Humility hiding in the depths of our souls. A battle being waged, as God protects the balance. We think we know, but we have no idea. And I am once again on the sidelines feeling powerless.
Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Bankers, Shareholders, Economists – they like to talk about freedom and individual liberty and think it can be found in the free market. Libertarians, Conservatives, Liberals, The United States Declaration of Independence, Republicans, Democrats, Politicians – they like to talk about freedom and individual liberty and think it can be found in … Continue reading Is this Freedom?
Larry Lessig - Professor of Law at Stanford Law School presents arguments for limited control to the creator and then advocates to "let that content live freely for people to develop and transform as they want." He draws his arguments from his interpretation of the original intent of the Constitution of the United States and … Continue reading Do Intellectual Property Rights Hinder Creativity or Protect the Creator?
What is a Social Entrepreneur? I define a Social Entrepreneur as an entrepreneur that trades off short-term profits in exchange for long-term financial sustainability in order to create jobs for those currently excluded from the mainstream economy. Social Entrepreneurs are often associated with a "triple-bottom line" approach that values a balance of social, economic and … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurs Are Key to Diversifying Alberta’s Economy
Youth are the key to discovering the solutions to the complex societal challenges we currently face. We have therefore reached a point in history where we can no longer afford to leave their naturally inherent compassion and creativity untapped. My Current Youth Projects In the summer of 2010 I launched The Social Entrepreneurship Academy for Change … Continue reading Catalyzing a Youth Movement
1 to the Power of 3.7 million = 1 There’s power in ONE. We’re ALL on the same team. Our ability to effectively address our challenging societal issues is directly correlated to our ability to be selfish and selfless at the same time. Paradox a : a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense … Continue reading The Power of Paradox
Today's Alberta Primetime Interactive Question is: What impact would eliminating score-keeping have on Alberta kids playing minor sports? In my opinion, it's important to continue to score-keep in sports. Choosing to eliminate score-keeping would take away a valuable and necessary learning opportunity from children. There is a creative tension that exists between collaboration and competition. When … Continue reading Striking a Balance between Collaboration and Competition
I learned a new word today. Korloue Korloue is an Ogoni word meaning say what you have in mind. I learned this word today from my friend Dum. He is from the Ogoni tribe in southeast Nigeria and currently resides in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Dum and I worked together at the William J. Clinton Foundation in the … Continue reading Korloue – My latest favourite word
Systems take time to evolve and I can accept that. But I was born an entrepreneur and it is my calling to identify opportunities. In my opinion, ending poverty and homelessness is an amazing opportunity. Unlike the pain and struggle that we in the mainstream face, the pain and struggle faced by those experiencing homelessness … Continue reading SEAChange for Youth