1. Mind over Matter – Towards a New Paradigm in Leadership of Business and Economics

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    One of the organizers of the Wings for RIO+20 conference is Sander Tideman. Sander is founder/managing partner of SEAL Institute and Global Leaders Academy in the Netherlands and a Senior Fellow of the Garrison Institute in New York. He works for several years as international consultant, social entrepreneur and speaker,...
  2. Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

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    Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity...
  3. Re-imagine Economics to serve the full Potential of Humanity

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    In this interesting TED video, Tim Jackson discusses prosperity and sets out to re-imagine economics to serve the full potential of humanity. He notes that we spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need to create impressions that don’t last on people don’t care about. Yet if we...
  4. The Happiness Utopia

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    Time for some positive news! Some time ago, the UN General Assembly adopted a non-binding resolution that aims to make happiness a “development indicator”. The idea is based on Bhutan’s model of GNH, or Gross National Happiness, which measures quality of life by trying to strike a balance between the material and...