Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
All attempts to address the economic collapse are overlooking an essential factor: ownership. So long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing monetary returns per quarter for a narrow group of individuals the economy will be subject to crippling boom-and-bust cycles. The author reports on emerging ownership alternatives.
 

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Contents

The Journey Ahead
1
The Overbuilt House of Claims Extractive Ownership as the Cause of Financial Collapse
19
Returning to Earth Ecological Values as the Seedbed of a Generative Economy
99
Creating Living Companies The Five Core Elements of Generative Ownership Design
147
Next
209
Notes
219
Acknowledgments
235
Index
237
About the Author
247
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Marjorie Kelly is a Fellow at Tellus Institute and Director of Ownership Strategy with Cutting Edge Capital. She consults with private companies and leads research projects for the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and others. She co-founded Corporation 20/20, a project to create the vision for the future corporation. Kelly was the co-founder and for 20 years president of Business Ethics magazine. Her writings have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Utne Reader, Chief Executive, Tikkun, E Magazine, and Yes Magazine.

Foreword Author David Korten is an author, president and founder of the People-Centered Development Forum, and board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He is an associate of the International Forum on Globalization and a member of the Club of Rome. Some of his bestselling titles include The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World. He is a regular guest on talk radio and television and a popular speaker at conferences around the world.

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