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Words are good. Action makes a difference.

Today we celebrate the American Revolution. The American Revolution was driven by economic, social, and political divisiveness, just as we experience now. We aren't the first to experience it. It happens every century. Each century, there seems to be one important speech by a leader reminding...

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Difficult Conversations

Almost everyone is faced with difficult conversations today. Uncomfortable because they are sparked by the impact economies of scale have on humanity - the conflicting interests between ‘we’ and ‘me’ - as Walt Whitman expressed during the industrial revolution in "O Me! O Life!" in...

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Why Measure Ecosystem Resilience?

When the resilience of stakeholders is in balance, an organization benefits from seamless momentum. When customer commitment is high, belief in leadership is strong. When leadership is trusted, "backend" partners (independent contractors, and those who provide and service supplies and facilities which provide the resources which produce...

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Resilience

WHAT IS THE "RESILIENCE FACTOR"? Investors like Ray Dalio and Larry Fink and bankers like Jamie Dimon are supporters of the “Stakeholder Capitalism” movement. They are concerned by the growing visibility of the consequences of global corporations’ exploitation of natural resources and low wage third world...

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The CARE Act and You

We started Comradity to make a safe oasis from day-to-day crises for leaders to focus on growing their business. But it's hard to imagine what a safe oasis looks like in this crisis, today and going forward. Nothing will be the same post-crisis. Habits have been broken....

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Will the Covid Crisis Change Innovation?

Before the Covid Crisis, the Innovation zeitgeist advocated being the low price alternative to offerings from incumbents. But this crisis is revealing the invisible consequences. The NYTimes reports that the reason we will lose lives unnecessarily and pay a premium to fill a shortage of ventilators...

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Conscious Customers

While futurists are a-buzz about AI and Quantum Computing, enlightened business leaders also wonder about the future they are creating for their "Conscious Customer" children and grandchildren. The fashion industry is a predictor of what will motivate these Conscious Customers across industries, as customers, and employees...

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Busting the Innovation Myths

Ross Douthat writes an insightful piece in the New York Times yesterday: "The Age of Decadence. Cut the drama. The real story of the West in the 21st century is one of stalemate and stagnation." This is a reply to this article and Robert J. Gordon’s...

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What Ray Dalio and Larry Fink could learn from Super Bowl Ads.

Both Ray Dalio (founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater) and Larry Fink (CEO of the world’s largest money management fund, BlackRock) are worried about the future of capitalism. Both offer a better way. Ray Dalio proposes “Double Bottomline Projects” in which for profit and nonprofit...

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Open Minds

We started Comradity to make a place for open-minded professionals to innovate together. The biggest challenge is opening minds. Why? Even the most innovative are self-censuring. One factor is too much information. Specifically, too much contradictory information. How does anyone know whom or what to trust? For example, many...