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Wealth Inequality – Beliefs vs. Reality

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Wonder why many of our middle class friends are actually strapped for cash when they used to be flush?  Check out this fascinating video called Wealth Inequality. A couple interesting points he illustrates in this is that: Today, the top 1% of our population owns 40% of all wealth in America.  By comparison, the bottom 80% has only 7% of all wealth, and the rest of the people owns 19%.  And of that 19%, they have lost substantial ground in the past 30 years. For example, the top 1% currently takes home 25% of all net income today....

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Creative Economic Opportunities

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in New Economics, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What I call “Creative Economics” is similar to creative finance. And, it is what every single person who starts doing business has to do in the beginning, unless you are born into a family where the family funds you or you have some special other advantage. Otherwise, every enterprising person, every small business owner, free-lancer and start up entrepreneur has to deal with innovative thinking at grassroots levels of getting ideas off the ground and launched. Later on, as the company develops, more established methods of...

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Monkeys Protest Inequality

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

I love learning from animals and nature.  This video simply cracked me up; and I believe it is definitely worth sharing.  What do you think of this?    

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ACE Study and the Collective Mind

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study is fascinating and extremely useful to read.  When I read it, I realized that there was a rational and reasonable basis for why our society is dealing with so much confusion, chaos and stress.  And it is time we did some significant reprogramming of our individual and collective psyche to help us calm down and learn to love with safety again. This article is awesome, for it gives a checklist, then some articles and visual graphics to understand the implications of abuse on our families, our health,...

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Entrepreneurs Considered Creative Dissidents

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

  Of course, it is fun to read an article that mimics my own sentiments. This one about Entrepreneurs holding the edge of dissention and creativity and being essential to freedom was just that.  Fun to read. It gave me an even better feel for who I am as a maverick entrepreneur who doesn’t work inside the box of normal.  It let me feel good about my individuality – as should you, if you are reading this article.  For if you are here – you are a trailblazer, a person who is inquiring outside the normal.  Thank you...

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Transforming Societal Depression

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How can we transform societal depression?  I know this is not the most popular tea party room topic.  However, I do think it is a big topic, and the more we try plausible deniability, it gets worse.  I think it is a disservice to our community to avoid the discussion.  For without knowledge, we can’t change things.  I know several people who have had friends and family members leave this year, and I want to acknowledge their lives and the impact on others. Awhile back I read an article about the 50% and 60% rise in Baby Boomer...

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What’s the Hidden Opportunity? Changing our Destiny

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

What’s the Hidden Opportunity? Changing our Destiny

The hidden opportunity today is to build industries that are capable of healing our planet.  We need to put every single person to work doing whatever it takes to do this now.  I think this is the future, and it appears that Al Gore agrees, based on this article where he says, “With any great challenge comes great opportunity.” Talking about the impact of environmental disasters this year, in this article, 400 PPM he continues, ” We have the rare privilege to rise to an occasion of global magnitude. To do so, our...

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Agenda for Vibrant Futures Conference #2

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Session 1   9am – 10:30am Speed Bumps & Hurdles: What are the economic impacts of regulations, taxes, licensing, red tape, unexpected requirements and laws? How can we change hurdles into opportunities for adaptation instead of barriers to progress? Speakers will include: –  What Matters: Joe Teehan, “The Joe Show”, AM 930 KBAI – The Economics of a Sustainable City: Bruce Horowitz – Measuring the Fully Loaded Cost of Civic Choices: James Wells, IT Professional – The Economies and Soul of...

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Vibrant Futures on the Joe Show – 930 KBAI

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Vibrant Futures on the Joe Show – 930 KBAI

Layne Southcott and I just got the link to the radio show we did on the Joe Show regarding the Vibrant Futures Conference!  It’s fun, spicy and of course, I love it! We went through a great range of conversation… and got endorsements from several local listeners who called in!  Thanks, Joe, for having us on your...

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Distressed Honeybees – Key to Life

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Distressed Honeybees – Key to Life

Food supply chain dynamics are critical to life on earth, and to the future of humanity.  Why?  Because when we don’t have bees pollinating our fruits, we don’t have fruits – which means we don’t have food. It’s very difficult for me to read articles like the following one about What’s Killing the Bees?   It is about the 50% destruction of our honeybee colonies  by something they are calling Colony Collapse Disorder. And it is apparently happening again this year.  Check it...

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America Could Be the Greatest Country in the World

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

America Could Be the Greatest Country in the World

Uniting Creatives is sponsoring Vibrant Futures – A Visionary Economy Conference for Whatcom County on October 5, 2013  specifically because we need to pioneer all new solutions to challenges we face in America, and specifically for our county.  It’s really time to think way outside the box, so we can stretch our minds to see differently in the context of a global economy. We are focused on developing local long-term strategies for sustainable free enterprise in the Pacific Rim Economy. I know it might be a mouthful – and...

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