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Fight On, Beautiful Planet!

Monsanto and ExxonMobil joining forces with environmental leaders like Patagonia, Goolge, Tesla, and Walmart…the US would benefit economically by continuing its leadership through this agreement.

Posted in Activism, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Politics, poverty, Protests and Crackdowns, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , ,

George Lakey: DT’s Repression is a Huge Opportunity for the Movement

Instead of defending the weak centrist gains of the past 30 years, we go beyond and organize for our wider goals…pushing for a new, kinder, people- and planet-centered normal.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Activism, Democracy, Demographics/Psychographics, Diversity, language, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, People Helping People, Politics, poverty, Protests and Crackdowns, Psychology, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Most Important Question to Create Eco-Friendly Technological Leaps

Green entrepreneurs (or frugal ones) refine that question. It morphs into “How can I accomplish this with the fewest resources?”…back in 1983, he built a near-net-zero-energy luxury home that didn’t need a furnace or an air conditioner

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Frugality/Frugal Fun, Green Business, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, localism/locavore, People Helping People, poverty, Technology Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Social Entrepreneurship MUST Be Genuine

Charitable give-backs are NOT the only model. I’m rather a fan of creating products, services, and business cultures that directly *and profitably* turn hunger and poverty into sufficiency, war into peace, and catastrophic climate change into planetary balance.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Branding, Business Ethics, Business-general, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Environmenl, Green Business, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, poverty, Transparency vs. Secrecy Tagged with: , , , ,

Muhammad Ali vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the late Muhammad Ali had at least three things in common: personal wealth, a love of bragging and a willingness to speak their mind even if others were offended. But there’s a big difference: Ali actually had

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Branding, Business Ethics, Democracy, Entrepreneurship, Ethics in Government, language, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Marketing Trends/News, People Helping People, Politics, poverty, propaganda, Psychology, Shel's Personal Life Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Why I WILL Vote for Hillary Clinton

A Trump presidency will very quickly displace GWB…as the worst president in history. Trump will be far worse on…I want Trump’s margin of defeat to be so crushing that his movement goes away for 20 or 30 years.

Posted in Activism, Democracy, Ethics in Government, Peace and War, Politics, poverty, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , ,

China and Westernization/Modernization

One of the West’s more obvious exports to China is status consciousness…In Shanghai, I saw a Ferrari, three Porsches, numerous Audis and Mercedes, a few Range Rovers, and several other luxury/sports cars I couldn’t identify.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Advertising, Demographics/Psychographics, Energy & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, poverty, Psychology, travel Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What Symbolism! A Bernie Phonebank at Zuccotti Park

The symbolism of raising money to fight Wall Street in Wall Street’s own shadow—and at the very location where a bunch of “riff-raff” took on the power structure—is clear…and beautiful.

It’s been a good week for symbolism in the Bernie camp; a few days ago, a bird landed on his podium

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My Three “Brogan Words” to Inspire During 2016

This may be the most personal and vulnerable post I’ve ever written, particularly when I talk about the second word. Every year, Chris Brogan challenges his huge reader base to come up with three words to provide focus for the

Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Green Business, Innovation, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Networking, Peace and War, People Helping People, poverty, Psychology, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Learning, Breathing, and the End of the World: TEDX Springfield

Summary board prepared in real-time at Leslie Hinkson's talk on desegregation, TEDx Springfield

What’s possible and impossible in the world is largely a social construct. It’s up to us to redefine what is possible…and make it happen.

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