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Charlie Hess: Rethinking Finance For Inner Transformation

From the glossy pages, Charlie Hess has had a stellar career as an entrepreneur in financial services.  His consulting firm, Inferential Focus, generates rare insights for major financial organizations.   Yet on the inside, Charlie has been going through a different process - one...

John Fullerton: Practicing Finance as if People Mattered

John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, a collaborative  working to transform finance to serve a more just, resilient, and sustainable economic system. Through the work of Capital Institute, his syndicated “Future of Finance” blog on the Capital...

Kathleen Paylor: Conscious Capital

Kathleen Paylor has been exploring the idea of spiritual capitalism for decades. Her background in impact investing included multiple 'big names' in that world, bringing with it a position as a thought-leader in the space. Concurrent to the outer success was an inner process that was a...

Alissa Hauser: Giving for Transformation

Alissa is the Executive Director of the Pollination Project , a foundation that gives away $1000 a day, every day, to individual social changemakers who have a vision and a plan for making the world a better place.  They fund projects all over the world, in any issue area.  Their...

Randy Yeh: From CEO of Lucent to Serving Seniors

After his PhD in Computer Science, Randy Yeh got a job at Bell Labs in Texas. Years later, he successfully climbed up the ladder to become the CEO of Lucent and President of AT&T Taiwan. "Somehow, I fell in love with money," he says. Along the way, though, he realized that what...

Natasha Rockstrom: How I Found My Calling In Joy And Giving

Having lived across the globe-- in places like London, Stockholm, California, Montreal, Oman, and now Dubai, Natasha Rockstrom is a global citizen with a passion to ignite generosity in all around her. It all began from the seeds of a business school social experiment,...

Summit Shah: My Journey With Smile Cards

Back in 2009, when Summit Shah was in college, he heard about Smile Cards. The idea behind Smile Cards was to do an act of kindness anonymously and invite the recipient to keep the goodness flowing by paying it forward. The idea deeply resonated with Summit but it wasn't until several years...

Ari Nessel: Power of Small Scale Philanthropy

Ari Nessel is a real estate developer in the Bay Area. As president of Nessel Development, Ari oversees the acquisition and improvement of properties including people-centric renovation, planet-saving materials and profit-generating business practices. Ari focuses his attention on locating,...

Paul Shoemaker: Can't Not Do: Inner Traits for External Impact

Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International—a global network of thousands of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders that fund and support social change agents in nearly 40 cities and 8 countries. In 2011...

Mike Dickson: Exercising Our Generosity Gene

Mike Dickson encourages people to be generous, and guides them so that their giving is as fulfilling and effective as possible.  He is the Founder of Rainmaker Foundation, a collaborative charity launched in the United Kingdom in January 2012.  The Foundation's aims are to...

Kristi Nelson: Grateful Living As A Foundational Practice for Every Moment

“Even in the most challenging of times, there is the opportunity to learn, to love, to breathe.… I do not want to waste my time wanting, and waiting for, reasons for gratitude. The gift of my life is at hand, and it wants me to be fully alive, and wildly grateful, now. And again now....

Ajay Dahiya: From Teenage Monk to Lifelong Experimentation in Service

Ajay Dahiya is Executive Director of The Pollination Project, a grant-making organization that seeks to unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world. Founded by active ServiceSpace volunteer Ari Nessel, The Pollination Project makes worldwide daily seed grants –...

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