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Financial Freedom through Responsible Capitalism By Kas Henry

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Financial Freedom through Responsible Capitalism By Kas Henry

When Adam Smith prescribed a modern economic framework to free the world of the oppression of Colonial Economy, he saw Capitalism as a process of wealth building for individual nations. He saw Labor as the true wealth creator and Capital as the seed money that was necessary in the process of converting raw material into finished products to drive the economic engine.  Regulation was seen as the referee to insure neither those investing the capital nor the ones expending labor had the upper hand, so as to maintain the required equilibrium for building the “Wealth of Nations”.  Responsible capitalism understands the need for equilibrium.  It uses regulations sensibly, to effectively utilize labor and capital in the pursuit of wealth creation.

 

  In our modern global economy, capital ought to be understood in its totality if we are to successfully seek our individual and collective economic empowerment.  Capital is not just money. Capital is assets that enable all economic activity.  Manufactured capital, financial capital, social capital, human capital and natural capital are all to be understood and synchronized in mindful economic pursuit. On our first show we talked about the importance of focusing on the Triple Bottom Line (TBL), Profit, People and Planet.  The successful pursuit of TBL requires the comprehension of capital in its entirety as illustrated here.

 

Educating members of society on how the economy works and how one could actively engage in the economy to shape their own economic wellbeing should not be optional.  Societies that value its citizenry view such an education as basic investment.  Home, school, and self-learning all have a role in laying the foundation for such an impactful knowledge pursuit.  This is the kind of knowledge that prepares a society for life, innovation and self-determination.

 

One does not need to start with financial capital to attain financial freedom.  I say this based on my personal experience.  I came to the US in 1995, as a working adult professional to earn my MBA.  I had accumulated 3-months of paid time off and withdrew my Provident Fund (Retirement Fund) to start a new chapter.  My employer, Standard Charted Bank, gave me the option, in writing, to come back if things did not work out or once I finished my MBA.  That was my social capital at work by an employer who valued its human capital.  When I converted my Sri Lankan Rupees to US Dollars, at the rate of more than 100:1, I knew how far my financial capital could go.  Not far enough for a full semester and not far enough in most American communities where education was 1/3 the cost while cost of living was 2/3.  I researched and found a University with the highest MBA accreditation but with one of the lowest cost of living in the US.

 

I chose Indiana State University at Terre Haute, Indiana, and started my graduate program in the shorter Summer Semester.  I put my financial asset to its optimal use. Then I demonstrated the value of my human capital to the Department of Continuing Education and negotiated a Graduate Assistantship in automating and managing the university Summer Session and Annual Continuing Education Program Budgets. That paid for my MBA and gave me a cost of living allowance.  When I graduated, AT&A hired me and moved me to the Chicago Market.  I relocated to Chicago in the car of my best friend, taking with me all my worldly possessions.  My books, a $9 used mattress I had purchased from a Chinese student and 2 plastic chairs I purchased from Dollar General for $10.  My real wealth was my knowledge, my social capital comprising of my lasting relationships and my deep appreciation for the collective human capital.  In the 20-years I have lived and worked in Chicago, I have been able to seek my own economic empowerment but it was not accomplished alone.  Countless relationships have helped me get here and I have kept the Triple Bottom Line and shared prosperity in perspective in building win-win partnerships.

 

Today, I educate others as a professor, consult for business as a practitioner, and volunteer through organizations as a responsible citizen to share my experience to help others seek their own economic freedom.  Our modern global economy is market driven.  That market has 75 – 100 Million of the world’s population at the top of the Economic Pyramid making over US $20,000 in a year; Over 4 Billion people are at the bottom of the pyramid making US $1,500 or less.  This tells us that the businesses that have a sustained economic value creation capability, over the long haul, are those that serve the 4 Billion at the bottom of the pyramid through responsible capitalism to give these people dignity and choice by delivering high quality, low cost goods and services in small quantities accessible through local markets.  This is a strategy formulated by Dr. C. K. Prahalad, taught in Business Schools and put into practice by global corporations like Unilever.  

 

 

 

Institutions like Grameen Bank, started by MBA students in Bangladesh, have given the world access to Micro Credit.  Practices such as these are enabling economic empowerment and social entrepreneurs across developing nations in Asia and Africa to make financial freedom possible to countless communities.  This model for developing nations can find application in various under developed communities of developed nations.   This model can be utilized by any community, to transform their economic status, through collaborative partnerships with businesses, local governments, non-profit organizations and motivated social entrepreneurs.

 

        

 

Financial freedom through economic empowerment is possible, with the shared transformational journey in one community at a time.  For communities to seek this economic empowerment successfully, the women and men in the communities should be equally empowered.  This week, I will engage Jonathan Gripe, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones, in a conversation of how individuals and families can build their way to financial freedom.  Financial freedom has to start with being open to learn, grow, pay ourselves before paying others and re-thinking the definition of capital and market in our modern global economy.  Individual and community transformation is needed for this journey, with an approach of all hands on deck.  The good news is, together we can do it!  Please join me in exploring how we can take the necessary steps towards this financial freedom!

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Oh, I Know That Already by Ariel & Shya Kane

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Oh, I Know That Already by Ariel & Shya Kane

March 29: Oh, I Know That Already

“Can you afford the arrogance of thinking there is nothing you don’t already know, the knowing of which would transform your life?” – Werner Erhard.

Tune into Being Here and experience your life anew. When you drop what you know and engage in this moment everything becomes fresh, as well-being and ease happen in an instant.

Listen Live this Wednesday, March 29th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel 

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 500 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. 

You can also listen to Being Here on the go! Stream or download new and archived episodes to your smart phone or mobile device with these applications:
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10 Great Business Books of 2016 By David Savage

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10 Great Business Books of 2016 By David Savage

Start 2017 with greater skill and purpose. Read these 10 Great Business Books of 2016.

Ten Great Business / Non-Fiction Books of 2016

As selected by David B. Savage www.davidbsavage.com

  • The Power of Tenacity; 3 Things You’ll Need to Make Your Mark in Life by Dr. Peter Legge,
  • Bad Judgement; The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada by Judge John Reilly,
  • Achieving Longevity; How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking by Jim Dewald,
  • Forging Grit by Mike Thompson and Steve Caldwell,
  • Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance,
  • It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture by Dee Ann Turner,
  • Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health the Power of Possibility by Ellen J. Langer,
  • Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade- Meng Tan,
  • Mastering Leadership by Robert J. Anderson, William A. Adams,
  • And, of course, Break Through To Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration by David B. Savage. http://tinyurl.com/h84prqs

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Dawn Dagres – Caretaker of 15 Ancient Crystal Skulls – Listen to the Ancient Knowledge and Experience Channeled From These Skulls by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell

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Dawn Dagres – Caretaker of 15 Ancient Crystal Skulls – Listen to the Ancient Knowledge and Experience Channeled From These Skulls by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell

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May 16: In case you missed it!

Dawn is a caretaker of 15 Ancient Crystal Skulls. These skulls are Himalayan, Mongolian, and the Mayan in origin.

Join us as Dawn Dagres shares how she first connected with these skulls, how they have affected her life, and how they have helped so many people find solutions and techniques for healing in their own lives.

These skulls were instrumental in leading her to the discovery of The Keys of Destiny. This technique allows us to release old cellular memories that are holding us back from experiencing ourselves at the highest vibrational levels possible. This technique is outlined in her book “The Keys of Destiny”.

Dawn Dagres – Caretaker of 15 Ancient Crystal Skulls – Listen to the Ancient Knowledge and Experience Channeled From These Skulls by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell

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Dawn Dagres – Caretaker of 15 Ancient Crystal Skulls – Listen to the Ancient Knowledge and Experience Channeled From These Skulls by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell

Dawn Dagres

Dawn is a caretaker of 15 Ancient Crystal Skulls. These skulls are Himalayan, Mongolian, and the Mayan in origin.

Join us as Dawn Dagres shares how she first connected with these skulls, how they have affected her life, and how they have helped so many people find solutions and techniques for healing in their own lives.

These skulls were instrumental in leading her to the discovery of The Keys of Destiny. This technique allows us to release old cellular memories that are holding us back from experiencing ourselves at the highest vibrational levels possible. This technique is outlined in her book “The Keys of Destiny”.

Listen Live Monday, May 16 at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. Tuesday following the show you can stream or download this episode.

Presentation: Post Traumatic Growth and the Cancer Experience this Saturday, 3/21/2015

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Presentation: Post Traumatic Growth and the Cancer Experience this Saturday, 3/21/2015

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Cheryl Jones, host of Good Grief radio and cancer and illness expert, will present the sixth in a series of ten workshops for mental health professionals this Saturday, 3/21/2015. The Cancer and Illness competency program, sponsored by the Women’s Cancer Resource Center is increasing knowledge and sharing models for supporting clients in this most critical time in their lives. All courses are available on line and those still to happen are also available on site.

Learn to Read the Akashic Records

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Learn to Read the Akashic Records

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - September 28 @ 5:00 pm | $350

 

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Learn Guide Your Life with the Wisdom and Knowledge from your Akashic Records!

Taught by: Holly Hawkins Marwood – Certified Advanced Akashic Records Teacher

Where: Pura Vida Edmonton – 14920 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8, Canada.

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BEGINNING CERTIFICATION CLASS
Friday Evening September 26th, 2014 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 10am – 5pm
(Prerequisite: Read or listen to the CD set “How to Read the Akashic Records” by Linda Howe.)

In this course you will learn what the Akashic Records are, how to access them using the Pathway Prayer Process©, and have time in class practicing for yourself and with others. Upon completion of this course you will be certified through the Center for Akashic Studies.

SPECIAL TOPIC CLASS: Energy Healing and Ancestral Clearing in the Akashic Records.
Sunday, September 28th, 2014 10am – 5pm
(Prerequisite: the Beginning Class)

In this day long addition to the Beginning Course we will cover additional areas of the Akashic Records in greater detail to deepen your experience and confidence in working in the Akashic Records.
Pre-requisite: Beginning Certification Class

FULL WEEKEND:
Reg. Registration (after 9/5/14): $350 USD

BRING A FRIEND: Two people register together
Reg. Registration (after 9/5/14): $650 USD

BEGINNING CLASS ONLY: $200 USD

SPECIAL TOPIC CLASS ONLY: $150 USD

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Would you like more info about these classes? Watch this video:

 

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Would you like more information about the Akashic Records? Read more on our website: www.soul-genesis.com/guidance/

Contact: Holly@soul-genesis.com

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