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Here is our bi-weekly Conscious Capitalism content share. We hope you find it informative and inspirational.
In the news
Conscious Capitalism movement co-founder, Raj Sisodia, recently connected with Black Rock founder and CEO, Larry Fink. Fink recently sent out a letter to some of the largest company CEOs, calling for them to focus on value creation for all stakeholders and to have a larger purpose than making profits. This, as you can imagine caught a lot of support, and a lot of push back. During their time together, Raj learned that BlackRock not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. Read more about it HERE.
Education and tech entrepreneur, Andrew Yang, is calling for capitalism to get an upgrade. We’d agree. He asks and shares thoughts on how we can change capitalism to focus on what humans really want and need. A “new type of capitalist economy that’s geared toward maximizing human well-being and fulfillment.”
Watch and learn more about the Aravind Eye Care story. Pavithra Mehta shares about her granduncle, Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, and how he “integrated head, heart, and hands to light the eyes of millions of people around the world.” Her documentary on his journey, Infinite Vision, won the Best Documentary award at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2004. She also wrote a book about it. Video will be up until July 30th so don’t delay!
Floods will rob us of one thing, fire of another. These are conditions of our existence which we cannot change. What we can do is adopt a noble spirit, such a spirit as befits a good person, so that we may bear up bravely under all that fortune sends us and bring our wills into tune with nature’s.
– Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
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