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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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Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work. YOU Do. By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work. YOU Do. By Ariel & Shya Kane

May 17: Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work. YOU Do.

When you are being yourself and Being Here, you realize that there is no need to work on yourself in order to improve – things are already working perfectly. Join the Kanes in this enlightening episode and realize your own perfection.

Listen Live this Wednesday, May 17th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

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Are We There Yet? By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Are We There Yet? By Ariel & Shya Kane

March 15, 2017 – Are We There Yet?

The answer is YES! Tune into this lively episode of Being Here with Ariel & Shya Kane and discover that there is no place to get to – you have arrived!

Listen Live this Wednesday, March 15th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel 

**NOTE: Sunday, March 12 is Daylight Savings Time in the US. This means that on March 15th, Being Here will air one hour earlier in Europe: 5pm Central European Time & 4pm in UK.**

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Achieving Your Goals and Being in the Moment By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Achieving Your Goals and Being in the Moment By Ariel & Shya Kane

Achieving Your Goals and Being in the Moment
An Excerpt from Practical Enlightenment
by Ariel & Shya Kane
We’re not implying that you shouldn’t have goals. What we are saying is that there is a different way to go about fulfilling your heartfelt desires, where there is well-being every step of the way and where you recognize that the result is not more important than this moment.  Here is an example:

Our friend Menna sold her first novel, Men, Money and Chocolate, to a publisher that liked it so much that they also paid her an advance for a sequel, which she had yet to write. Thrilled, Menna wrote her second novel and submitted it to them. They rejected it. Feeling stressed but determined, she wrote another version of a sequel and the publisher didn’t like it either.

Discouraged, she closed herself off from her husband and her world while she got down to business. After much stress and struggle she completed yet an entirely different novel, which she submitted. They rejected that attempt also.

By now Menna was tired, irritable, and feeling like perhaps her first book was an accident.  Maybe it was just a fluke that I wrote something good in the first place, she thought. Sitting at her desk, she would gaze longingly at the garden out back, wishing to be out in nature; but thinking that this was off-purpose, she would wrestle her attention back to her project.

Menna eventually wrote an outline for yet another novel, which she submitted to her publisher. As a result, they called her in for a meeting and told her she needed to go in another direction.  How she was going to go about it, they didn’t know. But if something didn’t happen soon, she would be obligated to give back her advance.

Tired, frustrated, confused, upset and feeling pressured to get it done in truth it was time to take a break. Fortunately for her, Menna was registered to attend one of our transformational immersion courses in Costa Rica along with her husband Artur. Once there, she let everything go. She forgot about home, forgot about being a writer, let go of trying to get somewhere and trying to get her book done. She simply invested herself in being where she was while being there for the experience. She rode horses, zipped through the tree tops on a canopy tour, ate delicious food, enjoyed friends and made new ones. She also sat in the course room and truly listened.

Menna marveled at the birds, how the rain could fall hard enough to practically drown out speech, only to have the sky clear a short time later, and she watched the ground steam as the sun reemerged. She discovered her husband once again. She enjoyed Artur – really enjoyed him. She fully engaged. She slowed down. She fell into the moment and as a byproduct effortlessly bypassed her intelligence and accessed her genius.

It was when Menna returned home to Cambridge, England, that she actually remembered she had a project that was due. She had literally forgotten all about it. Oh yes, she said to herself, I have a book to write. Three weeks later it was complete. Happier Than She’s Ever Been was a great success. Each book she has written since has been easier and more successful than the one that came before.

When you push yourself to get somewhere, common wisdom says that you will accomplish great things. But what if stressing yourself to get to where you think you need to be is not a necessary component to being successful? There is only one of you on a planet of billions of people. You already are a success.

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Since 1987, internationally acclaimed authors, seminar leaders, radio show hosts and business consultants Ariel and Shya Kane have acted as guides, leading people through the swamp of the mind into the clarity and brilliance of the moment. Find out more about the Kanes, their seminars in NYC, in the UK, Germany and Costa Rica, the Say YES to Your Life! Meetups their work has inspired, their Being Here radio show or join their email newsletter. Also get information about their award-winning books.  Their newest book, Practical Enlightenment, is now available on Amazon.com.

Real Challenges and People Share Their Collaborations By David B. Savage

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Real Challenges and People Share Their Collaborations By David B. Savage

2017 Break Through To Yes with Collaboration, David B. Savage Show Episodes;
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# First Broadcast Theme Featured Guests
1 January 26th Collaboration and Leadership Bob Acton & David Mitchell
2 February 2nd Collaboration and Sports Tristen Chernove & Martin Parnell
3 February 9th Collaboration and Organizational Culture Mike Thompson &
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4 February 16th Collaboration, Company Dispute Resolution, and Mindfulness Julie Murray
5 February 23rd Collaboration and Critical Thinking in This Age of Lies Doreen Liberto & Chuck Rose
6 March 2nd Collaboration, Europe, and Rotary International Elisabeth Delaygue Bevan & Florian Wackermann
7 March 9th Collaboration and Human Sexual Trafficking Cliff Wiebe & Lance Kadatz
8 March 16th Collaboration, Human Resources and Global Networks   Amy Schabacker Dufrane & Japman Bajaj
9 March 23rd Collaboration, Secret Marathons and Going the Extra Mile Martin Parnell, Kate McKenzie, & Shawn Anderson
10 March 30th Collaboration, Leadership and Disruptive Technologies Alice Reimer & Jim Gibson
11 April 6th Collaboration, Negotiation, and Mediation Jeff Cohen
12 April 13th Collaborative Global Initiative Tool Kit;  a panel on solutions to current challenges Doreen Liberto, Kathy Porter & Jeff Cohen
13 April 20th Global Audience Live Call In  
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Show the Love!, Home Recharge, Success from Stress By Cynthia Brian

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Show the Love!, Home Recharge, Success from Stress By Cynthia Brian

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If you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It’s party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country.

Valentine’s is fast approaching and it’s time to put on the amour. Before you can share the love, you have to love yourself. How do you do that? Join Cynthia Brian on her Cupid Tour de Force with a fun look at a fishy romantic attachment.

We used to want to go out every night, but the new trend, especially with Millennials is to stay home to recharge. We’ll talk with our guest about nesting to socialize.
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You are brave, strong, and resilient but are you good at managing stress? We need to shift our perspective from being nervous and anxious to being calm and collected. Cynthia Brian helps you be more mindful.

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I struggle By Marni

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I struggle By Marni

What am I going to write about? The time I struggled and showed my ass by behaving like I’d lost my mind? There are moments I feel like I’m part of the circus or better yet starring in a sit-com.  My life is far from always being full of laughter though we laugh a lot in our family.
I get tired of taking everything so seriously.  So I put on a pair of “TV glasses” and see what each situation I’m worried about, frustrated with, pissed about, and enjoying would like through the camera of a sit-com.
I discovered this solution when Eli was an infant.  I was alone and changing his diaper.  He stuck one foot in poop, then another, then his hand.  Somehow it got on my hands too.  I was by myself at home.  And as a new mom, I began to panic.  How do I figure this out? How do I get my son and myself clean without getting poop everywhere.  Every idea I thought of resulted in me seeing my son ending up falling to the floor.  All the tools I needed were in other rooms,  The thought of carrying poop from room to room with a dog and three cats standing by to enter the fray filled me with more anxiety.   My body tensed and tightened.  And then Eli began to cry.  Big surprise, right?  And then as he wriggled in more poop, for a split second I imagined my reaction if I was watching this on TV.  What was the big deal? And I began to laugh.  And as I laughed and my body loosened, Eli calmed and smiled.  I have no idea how, but somehow I cleaned us both pretty quickly and easily.  And from then on, I pulled out my “TV Glasses” during life situations.  Any caregivers out there ever experience similar situations?
Which brings me to a few days ago when again I was struggling, frustrated and a little scared.  Instead of picturing the sitcom, I cried.  I disagreed with my producer for my upcoming radio show and participated in unnecessary arguing drama.  I was not fit for human consumption and I felt it in my body. I reflected on all my “life plates” I keep spinning, my to dos.  Are these life or death “plates”? Nope.  What will happen if I don’t get EVERYTHING done? Nothing.  What am I afraid of?
Truth? Falling on my face which is FAILING. Yet even as I say that most of me is not afraid.  I know in the deepest part of me, even if I fall on my face there is a reason.  I know the experience will provide me with an opportunity.  Now truth be told.  It isn’t comfortable to fail.  So I don’t know of anyone who runs out and says Yes, I’ll choose Failure.  What I know is if I don’t choose change,  which comes with risks, and pushing out of what is comfortable, I stay stuck.
Complacency becomes another word for stuck.  Don’t make waves. Status quo.   Don’t ask a tough question because of what might happen.  Did you know stuck means you don’t get to experience the fantabulous either?
Self-esteem plays a huge role in your willingness to embrace change.  Change can have ALOT of unknown and unfamiliar feelings and factors.  So of course complacency will feel better in some aspects because you know it.  And you know your outcomes even if they are painful.
So here I go taking another leap:  1) I premiered my radio show heard globally   2) I stopped part of my business marketing which I believed until recently was the largest draw for meeting new clients.   I do not know what I’m doing next to grow my community.   I trust it will be revealed soon (there was a bit of GULP the first time I said that)  3) I am continuing to lovingly detach as a parent (more on this in future articles). Providing my son opportunities to grow and fail (as safely as I can)  4) I am visibly emerging with  live videos on social media, radio, joint ventures with other healers 5) I am learning how to do my radio show from my computer and all the mechanics and marketing (there are at least 10 things here I don’t know)  6) I am allowing in my relationship with Marc instead of listening to the voice telling me to “drive the train”.  With more leaping each week and sometimes daily.
And while some days it feels harder and some days I fail.  I am still happy everyday.  And more and more consistently, I feel an ease and a joy.  I feel a freedom like I did as a kid riding my bike super fast with the wind blowing my hair kicking my feet out as I went down a huge hill and yelling WHEEEEEEE!!!
With Love and Gratitude,
Marni

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Procrastination Stops When You Start By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Procrastination Stops When You Start By Ariel & Shya Kane

January 4: Procrastination Stops When You Start

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Goethe

Procrastination is a fancy word for “No” or “Don’t Tell Me What To Do.” Tune in to this empowering episode of Being Here and jumpstart your ability to bypass that automatic “No” and step into your own personal genius. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, January 4th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel

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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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Welcome to the New Year! By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Welcome to the New Year! By Ariel & Shya Kane

December 28, 2017 – Welcome to the New Year!

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Join Ariel and Shya Kane as they ring in the new year on Being Here.

Listen Live this Wednesday, December 28th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel

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