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Interested in a business paradigm based on the common good?

Structures of Grace: The Business Practices of the Economy of Communion by John Gallagher My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have long been interested in a business model based on The Golden Rule. This book presents a case study … Continue reading

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Every Wall is a Door

I first read the quote, “Every wall is a door” by Ralph Waldo Emerson on the wall of a Facebook friend. It continues to be one of my favorites. Just yesterday we got some unhappy┬ánews. When bad news comes it … Continue reading

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Peace of the City

A few months back I purchased some surplus iPads from a local school district. I had intended to use them in an after-school program where I am a volunteer. When I discovered that I didn’t need them because we already … Continue reading

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Compassion is the fuel for a new economy

Chade-Meng Tan’s talk gave renewed hope to an idea I had for a model economic development and empowerment for youth that promotes the greater good. Last summer I ┬áparticipated in a course at St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Institute. It was … Continue reading

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Open Source – A model for Social Enterprise

I first became acquainted with open source software in the mid-1990s. My brother James asked me if I had heard of Linux. I had not heard of it up until that time. A few weeks later I bought Red Hat … Continue reading

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Fully Human

Earlier today I was reading Joan Chittister’s book, “Becoming Fully Human.” It’s a great read and filled with bite sized quotes from Sr. Joan and others. One of those morsels resonated with me. The purpose of life is to let … Continue reading

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Economic Development for the Southern Tier

I’m meeting on Wednesday with an attorney in Buffalo to help me setup a 501c3 entity whose purpose is to wed social enterprise with economic development and community empowerment in New York State’s southern tier. That’s my backyard and this … Continue reading

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