Food for the Mind

A living list of some articles, tools, quotes, videos, and other things I’ve really resonated with & would like to amplify in the world.

“What does Regenerative mean to us?” self-authored (NEXT San Diego)

“Regenerative vs Sustainable” excerpt from ORION podcast

“Voice does not equal power”, without decision making power, it’s tokenism. We need to shift from “ethical corporations” and move to asking “Who are you governed by and who are you owned by?” [from “Exit to Community: Industry-Wide Accountability” hosted by Zebras Unite]

Comparing Cultural Worldviews tool, and the behaviors that come from them

“Tackling Heropreneurship” by Daniela Papi-Thornton, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2016 (article)

Spectrum of Extractive to Regenerative Philanthropy by Justice Funders

The Next Egg, investing retirement $ into just & vibrant communities.

“Racism and Supremacy. There is no doubt that we have more than 4 African American people in the country who can run one of the Fortune 500 Companies. There’s no doubt about that. There’s no doubt that we have more than 30 people who are women who can do it. I just gave you the numbers .. and we can only find 4. …
We’ve built the system, … where the field, here’s the way we compete: The Playing field is defined by a whole bunch of white guys, the referees are the white guys, the rules of the game are written by a whole bunch of white guys, the reward system and the judges for a whole bunch of steps is white guys.
We then say to the rest of the world, women, black, African-Americans, and Latinos, “Come into this place. Don’t worry, it’s fair. It’s equal. We’ve designed it for everyone. Come in and play in this field where I defined the rules, I defined the field of play, I defined everything. I even judge your success.”
And we contort – blacks and women – contort ourselves to fit here. We do. And we just can’t continually contort enough to be a white guy. We try as best as we can, but we can’t quite get there.”

Ursula Burns,
from event “Racism and the Economy”
hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

“Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person. If you don’t have enough of it you are out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing you’re really missing something.”

Peter Drucker, economist