What I am learning about building sustainably

 . According to trusted Google, sustainability is:  . the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. “the sustainability of economic growth” avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. “the pursuit of global environmental sustainability” Sustainability can apply to many things. It applies to our relationship…
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Becoming A “Smart” Human

A smart device is not so much a machine that comes with all the inbuilt capabilities its user will ever need as it is a machine that has the inbuilt ability to interact and learn. Over several iterations and interactions with its user, it learns and never stops learning how to respond to its user’s need,…
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Calling our bluff

There is noise everywhere. It has become the fashion to shout it and “loud” it. A mob mentality is the order of the day for our conversations, our debates, our politics, our ways of gaining and subverting power. I am not above this and in fact I like that we have the opportunity for the…
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Business as a tool to exchange culture and to create change – With Hodan Ibrahim

              Hodan Ibrahim is a serial entrepreneur, publisher, author, marketing consultant and blogger. She is passionate about using entrepreneurship to empower poor, marginalized and under-resourced people all over the world, starting with her home – North America. I found out about Hodan’s creative journey in this blogpost where she gave the…
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Making media that makes a difference with Cara Biasucci

              I had the pleasure of chatting with Cara Biasucci who is the Director of Ethics Unwrapped, a video series at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Ethics Unwrapped moves beyond business ethics to consider behavioural ethics – the kinds of biases and pressures…
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How To Turn Your Life Around – With Joyanne Sloan

Joyanne Sloan is the founder of Express Success, a community for leaders who have been able to create meaningful work and life to share their wisdom and work with another in a cooperative fashion. What is quite amazing is Joyanne’s story leading up to her work. In just a few years she had moved from…
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Making a living from your hobby with Chess Expert Rafi Chowdhury

                Ever heard that business and pleasure don’t mix? What if mixing business with pleasure is exactly what we need to do to find our sweet spot- the perfect mix of happiness and work? I recently spoke with Rafi Chowdhury, a chess expert on  turning your hobby into a career. Rafi…
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Moving your work through people is moving people through your work

  I often find myself thinking about the disconnect between “experts” and the general public, a disconnect that I keep realizing is very costly if you think about the opportunities for good (or at least well meaning) work to be done that have been foregone. I have also been guilty of that disconnect especially in…
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On owning it- why you should treat what you love seriously

You know that thing that you really really want? That if the world was a playground and reality wasn’t so realistic you would do and be and use to make an impact in the world around you? Owning it- that thing- can take some work, isn’t it interesting? You can own a title that someone…
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What kind of growth could be possible if you didn’t set a limit to your value?

Imagine… Business as mutual benefits, connection and exchange. Integrity as your most valuable wealth creation tool. Pricing and money as less of a bargaining chip and more of a reflection of how you want to treat yourself and others.   Work as less of something you have to do and more connected to your internal need…
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