Editors Note: You seldom hear much about the concept of a worker co-op in the mainstream media & only occasionally in alternative media. And that is a shame. This is considered an alternative economic model, one in which workers own a share in a company & engage in a business that also serves their community. Worker co-ops are gradually popping up in many places. At a time when the economy is still in recovery, this is an empowering model with a potential for thrival in a fair & democratic manner. Check out this video to learn more about how worker co-ops might be helpful to bring to your communities.
Alexis speaks with visionary entrepreneur Paul O’Brien about how he created his multimillion dollar company using intuition and “visionary decision making.” Visionary entrepreneur and spiritual teacher Paul O’Brien is a living example of an individual who walks the path of success. But not just because of his great decisions and perfect timing, both of which […]
The trend of working from home has grown tremendously in the recent years. Long gone are the days when employment was thought of as a strict 9-5 day, travelling to the office in the morning and returning back home in the evening. With advanced technologies and changing trends in the economy, freelancing has become more common than ever before.
How do we find satisfaction in our work? Dan Ariely explores this question by presenting findings from his own experiments on what motivates people and how we can use that to create more enjoyable work.
Listening is critically important in life and paramount to good business. Tom Yorton explains how to listen and the value of working toward excellent listening skills, which is one of the key lessons he’s learned from working as an executive at Second City.
Apply these tips in your daily life to save money the way wealthy people do.
Traditional approaches to transformation either focus on our inner selves – our spirituality or beliefs, or on the outer world – on activism or innovation. How do we gracefully combine the spiritual and the practical, the inner and the outer, the individual and the collective to bring about a better story for ourselves and the planet?
You may have heard the statement before “do what you love and the money will follow.” This statement can sound cliche at times because it also seems to mean we can just start something and it will automatically work out. It all depends on how you interpret the saying.
The way Utah is addressing the homeless issue caught the attention of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. It’s helping shed light on an important issue while also making people laugh. It all started with the many housing units set up to help get homeless off the street. It’s a program called Housing First, and it’s working so well, the state says it has decreased homelessness by 72 percent since 2005. Now, even more people are hearing about its success, thanks to the popular show.
Shouldn’t it be a trade violation to threaten to move someone’s job to another country? Shouldn’t we negotiate trade agreements that increase people’s wages on both sides of a trade border? These are the kinds of agreements we would make if We the People were negotiating trade agreements with representatives of the working people in other countries. Unfortunately that is not the kind of trade agreements that our current trade negotiation process produces.
Few people have changed this world to the magnitude that Walt Disney has. He proves that circumstance and education do not dictate what you can become. His life lessons serve as excellent reminders for entrepreneurs.
If you count yourself amongst those who are unhappy in their job—or at least have that occasional niggling feeling that your work and self are out of alignment—how are you supposed to go about finding a meaningful career? What does it take to overcome the fear of change and negotiate the labyrinth of choices, especially in tough economic times?