Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Agenda for a New Economy

Let us be honest.   We don’t need to fix the old economy – We need to create a new economy.

David Korten’s new book, Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, has been in bookstores less than 10 days and I implore you to get this book and read it immediately.  We have a unique opportunity to change this system and create a sustainable, life-affirming economy.  We must rid ourselves of the Wall Street menace. 

Last night I attended the first of a 4-session workshop to explore David’s new book.  There were at least 30 people in attendance which seems huge given the fact the book was launched January 23rd, 2009!

We started by watching David give a presentation at Trinity Wall Street, a church in the heart of America’s financial district on the 23rd, which coincided with the launch of his book.  If you do nothing else this week, watch this presentation.  You can fast forward to 6:15 to see the introduction of the presentation, followed by a short video bio.  He concludes at 59:30.  There is a Q&A that follows.

I’ll be writing more about this in the future but let us take this opportunity to get to the root cause of our problem.  It is time to treat the system, not the symptoms.  The system solution is to fix the system so the problems go away.  Isn’t that what we learned in business school?

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