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Your Money or Your Life – Official Website – Vicki Robin Elämä kapitalismin jälkeen — Maailma yhtiövallan kaaduttua | Kirjat | Like Kustannus Menestysteoksessaan Maailma yhtiöiden vallassa (1995) Korten analysoi laajasti maailmantalouden megatrendejä. Elämä kapitalismin jälkeen jatkaa siitä, mihin edellisessä teoksessa jäätiin. Korten suuntautuu entistä syvemmälle tulevaisuuden mahdollisuuksiin. Elämä kapitalismin jälkeen esittelee mallin siitä, miten valta voidaan siirtää ylikansallisilta yhtiöiltä jälleen ihmisille, ja millaisen globaalin järjestelmän voimme silloin muodostaa. Korten suuntautuu entistä syvemmälle tulevaisuuden mahdollisuuksiin. Elämä kapitalismin jälkeen on sanomaltaan edellistä kirjaa henkilökohtaisempi. "Maailma yhtiöiden vallassa tarjoaa oivaltavia näkemyksiä aikamme polttavimpiin kysymyksiin niin liikemaailman ihmisille kuin tavallisille kuluttajillekin, jotka tuntevat vastuuta tulevien sukupolvien elämästä." - Kumppani Sulje

Future - Could ‘resurrection plants’ be the future of food? When she was a child, Jill Farrant, a molecular physiologist based at the University of Cape Town, came across an unusual plant. It seemed dead, yet when the rain fell from the sky, it sprung back to life. Her father didn’t believe her. What Farrant saw was a “resurrection plant”, which can survive with no water for months to years. Seeing how quickly the plants recover is remarkable sight (Watch a timelapse in the video above at 1:30). Now Farrant hopes to tap these abilities to transform food production. The video above is part of a series called The Genius Behind: The most amazing and sometimes little known technological and scientific breakthroughs of modern times, and the innovative minds behind them.

About Us Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation. What’s the sharing transformation? It’s a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which old, top-down institutions are failing to address. Behind these failing industrial-age institutions are outmoded beliefs about how the world works – that ordinary people can’t govern themselves directly; that nonstop economic growth leads to widespread prosperity; and that more stuff leads to more happiness. Amid crisis, a new way forward is emerging – the sharing transformation. New and resurgent solutions are democratizing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. The sharing transformation shows that it’s possible to govern ourselves, build a green economy that serves everyone, and create meaningful lives together. We at Shareable can say this because we’ve experienced the sharing transformation ourselves. So join us.

Aristotle, Economics, Book 1, section 1343a [1343a] [1] Between Housecraft (the art of governing a Household or Home) and Statecraft (the art of governing a Nation) there are differences corresponding to those between the two kinds of community over which they severally preside. There is, however, this further difference: that whereas the government of a nation is in many hands, a household has but a single ruler. Now some arts are divided into two separate branches, one concerned with the making of an object—for example a lyre or a flute—and the other with its use when made. By a Nation we mean an assemblage of houses, lands, and property sufficient to enable the inhabitants to lead a civilized life. From this definition of a Nation, it is evident that the art of Housecraft is older than that of Statecraft, since the Household, which it creates, is older; being a component part of the Nation created by Statecraft. Accordingly we must consider the nature of Housecraft, and what the Household, which it creates, actually is.

This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. That’s right, every time a little girl is born in Piplantri, 111 trees are planted in her honor! In most Indian villages, the birth of a daughter was historically considered a burden for a family. Violence against women derived from these attitudes is still a heated topic in India. In juxtaposition, the tradition of planting trees to welcome the birth of female children in Piplantri seems to completely reject these historical constraints, fostering hope that attitudes towards women can change. This amazing custom was started by former village leader Shyam Sundar Paliwal to honor his daughter who passed away when she was young. When a girl is born, village members band together to raise a sort of “trust” for the girl. All image source:

35+ Social Lending Platforms Around the World I’ll be giving a presentation on ‘the future of money’ in a few months, and am trying to wrap my head around all the emerging disruptive tools and services that are shaking up the financial industry. I plan to do a few posts covering these areas, and hope we can have some interesting discussion about what it means and where we’re going. In the meantime, here’s a general resource of social lending platforms/marketplaces across the globe. If you’re aware of any I’ve missed, please let me know! Thanks. Social Lending Social Lending, or peer-to-peer lending, essentially brings individuals together to lend and borrow money directly from each other, cutting out the middle man (the bank). 1. Twitter: @auxmoney Facebook: auxmoney-GmbH Location: Germany 2. Location: Italy 3. Facebook: Cashare Twitter: @cashare Location: Switzerland 4. Twitter: @communitylend Location: Canada 5. Twitter: @Comunitae Location: Spain 6. Location: India 7. Location: Korea 8. Location: Brazil 9. 10. Location: Finland 11. 12.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi HYVÄ BISNES Rasalas Kustannus Johtaminen, flow ja tarkoituksen luominen HYVÄ BISNES -kirjassaan maailmankuulu luovuusprofessori ja flow-käsitteen luoja Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi kertoo flown merkityksestä liike-elämässä. Flow'lla kirjoittaja tarkoittaa tilannetta, jossa kaikki sujuu. Liike-elämän flow'ssa kysymys on siitä, miten mistä tahansa työstä voi tehdä tuottavampaa ja kaikille osapuolille mahdollisimman palkitsevaa. Menestyvät yrittäjät ja hyvät johtajat tietävät, että yksi heidän päätehtävistään on kasvavan monipuolisuuden ja haasteiden tarjoaminen työntekijöilleen. Palkitsevimmillaan liike- tai ammattiura sisältää runsaasti mahdollisuuksia flow-tilan saavuttamiseen. Yritysten kehittäminen on toisaalta pitkälle kiinni johtajien omasta tarpeesta kasvaa ihmisenä, tarjoaahan yrittäminen yrittäjälle runsaasti mahdollisuuksia flown kokemiseen. HYVÄ BISNES on pakollista luettavaa kaikille liike-elämässä toimiville ja liike-elämästä kiinnostuneille.