Our Instant Gratification Generation

One of the root causes of poverty is our education system's inability to accommodate the differing learning styles and needs of our instant gratification generation. Rote teaching methods do not inspire, capture the imagination or hold the attention of students today and high school drop out rates are a concern. To link this to poverty, … Continue reading Our Instant Gratification Generation

Capitalism Evolves as Our Values Evolve – Herein Lies its Brilliance

A new set of behaviors is forcing a rethink of old, ossified ideas about cold-blooded capitalism. We are seeing the emergence of a structure best described as┬áThe Impact Economy. This is not some bubble-driven phenomenon, but a recalibration of supply and demand based on a more accurate system of measures that internalizes externalities and prioritizes … Continue reading Capitalism Evolves as Our Values Evolve – Herein Lies its Brilliance

Social Entrepreneurs Can Help End Poverty

What is a Social Entrepreneur? Although many definitions exist, 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 … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurs Can Help End Poverty