J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 10-15-2018

Compassionate Capitalist Coffee Break – Type 2 CrowdFunding – 506c

Eight Myths Americans Need to Unlearn About America

I’m someone who wants better lives for Americans - but is also quite critical, sometimes unsparingly so, of America. If we are to ever suggest Americans should be doing better, then we must be critical of America too, and examine why it hasn’t flourished and developed. Either these strange and foolish myths can be true, or America can be where it is - but you can’t have both. America does have a high rate of charitable giving - but that is because contributions are tax deductible, and the ultra-rich use them as a way to shield themselves from taxes. Virtue is a thing which results in the public good - and yet America has no public goods, from healthcare to retirement to childcare to elderly care. 

America doesn’t make the best stuff - it doesn’t make stuff anymore at all, really. In America, these things are mostly left to billionaires to fund, and so Americans have Tesla and weird startups that let people buy teenagers’ blood - but Europeans have cleaner energy grids and advanced public healthcare. America is full of people trying to do the right thing!! Maybe it is. If your bar for collapse is Mad Max meets the Strain sure, America hasn’t collapsed yetto that point. 

Just go away!! We don’t need to listen to people who are critical of America! They’ll never help us!! Listen. There are not many people in America who observe it in that way, which is the way that I do - because not many have a lens that isn’t just made of the same old American myths. 

Mostly, American commentary is made by people who’ve only ever lived, studied, worked, played in America. 

Keywords: [“America”,”American”,”people”]
Source: https://eand.co/eight-myths-americans-need-to-unlearn-about-america-560fa10ddba6

Why capitalism is like a broken down car

Professor Muhammad Yunus was at his provocative best here at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. In a special one to one debate with Rana Foroohar from Time magazine, he claimed that the current capitalist system simply had to be replaced altogether. He likened the current capitalist system to an old car. When you have an old car, he said, it starts to break down and you have to repair it. This starts to happen more and more frequently until it is only logical to replace the old car with a brand new model. 

Logic dictates, he maintained, that as the current capitalist system keeps breaking down it must be replaced with a completely new economic system. There was a glint is his eye when he said this because he knew that he caught everyone’s attention but he went on describe what a new economic system might look like. Yunus was full of ideas about what a sustainable economic system might look like in a world where poverty no longer existed. There has been a great deal of discussion in Davos this year about how to change the current economic model. As the engine of the current economic system seems to be straining and spluttering with high unemployment, so the idea of having a completely new car to deal with the challenges of today seems quite appealing. 

Pictured: A man repairs a car on a street in Havana in this September 22, 2010 picture. The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum. 

Keywords: [“Economic”,”system”,”new”]
Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2012/02/yunus-ditch-capitalism-for-a-new-car/

Compassionate Capitalism With David Meltzer

You’re one of those people that every time I’m with I feel like I’m at home. Part of the reason people are so curious about other people’s pivots is that the word pivot has a connotation of something went wrong and something went bust. One of the most famous pivots that I sometimes share with people that people don’t know is that YouTube was originally a video dating site. Sometimes we didn’t have food, but the only time there was any awareness of unhappiness in my home was when I’d catch my mom crying because the car broke down or the dishwasher didn’t work or she couldn’t afford me to go to a camp and she was worried about how she was going to pay for college with all these bright children. I’m going to be rich because when I graduate law school from Tulane and I studied really hard, top of my class, I had two job offers. 

That’s my first prayer every day, that God put ten people in front of me I can help. Most people go the whole day and they don’t get the car back to center where you can just have one finger on it. For a lot of people, it’s really important what you’re talking about, something that’s pragmatic in the spiritual realm. We’re getting into some fun things here with people who visit. Most people are not making time for themselves and for their own self-care. 

I’m going to ask you the final question, David. You can get there by going to PivotFB.com, a really simple shortcut to get to that spot. 

Keywords: [“going”,”people”,”know”]
Source: https://www.adammarkel.com/podcasts/compassionate-capitalism-david-meltzer/

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 10-11-2018

Short Story Long #121 – COMPASSIONATE CAPITALISM I David Meltzer

David Meltzer Short Story Long podcast

David Meltzer grew up in Akron, Ohio and promised himself as a child that his dream was to get rich and take away his mother’s financial worries. Thanks to AJ & Johnny for having me on and go check out their podcast below!The …. Paul George, one of the most talented NBA players in the world grew up in Palmdale, CA loving to fish and play basketball. He has an amazing story that shows his ambition & relentlessness to perfect his craft by learning from cobblers and putting his …. Michael Chernow grew up in New York & experienced a lot when he was young. 

The goal of this episode was to dive deep into his story & give a side of Gar …. This week I sat down with Dee Murthy of Menlo House, Chris Ngo of the Leverage & Miki Guerra from Mag Park to discuss the state of apparel and fashion live at Agenda in Long Beach. He’s the head of World Financial Group, which is a multi-million dollar financial organization, host of the Ed Mylett Show podcast & is a peak performance expert who helps people perform at their highest level. Find out how he became so su …. Eddie Huang who you may know from shows like Huang’s World on Viceland, author of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir & owner of BaoHaus NYC & LA has an incredible story. 

Tamara provides an amazing story as well as actionable advice that eve …. Maurice Clarett grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, an All-American football player, Ohio State’s best talent of all time but unfortunately a string of bad events led him to decisions that cost him his career and ending up in prison. Find out what it took to build, sell and …. Jason Treu is an executive coach, author, public speaker & entrepreneur who specializes to help increase performance in your work space by diving into your life story & finding what may be holding you back. List …. 

Brian Toll, hospitality expert and co-founder of H.Wood Group, shares his story of local LA promoter to creating a $35 million dollar nightclub and restaurant business. He’s an extremely funny/awesome dude who does a great job at telling his story. Pia focused on branding as her husband handled desi …. Courtney and Carter Reum grew up in Chicago with some great childhood stories like sitting courtside watching Michael Jordan and being on OPRAH. After college they both worked at Goldman Sachs eventually leaving to start their spirits company VEEV. 

Currently the founders of M13, Courtney and Carter help entrepreneurs grow their businesses provi …. Wiz Khalifa was born into a military family constantly moving around but eventually settling in Pittsburgh, PA. Wiz always had the dream of becoming a successful artist which he did so by following his vision while bringing a new style and sound to hip-hop. This is a podcast you don’t wan …. A.J. 

Jacobs is an author/journalist who grew up in New York City with an amazing story that carries over to the books he’s written. 

Keywords: [“grew”,”life”,”business”]
Source: https://player.fm/series/series-2409506/ep-121-compassionate-capitalism-david-meltzer

TBJA 368 Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey To The Soul Of Business, Blaine Bartlett

Business has the power to change reality on this planet. Blaine Bartlett shares how compassionate capitalism is the only way to truly profit in business. Listen to this episode for a journey to the soul of business. Blaine Bartlett is CEO and President of Avatar Resources, a global consulting firm he founded in 1987. He has coached and consulted worldwide with executives, companies, and governments and has personally delivered training programs to more than a quarter of a million individuals and has directly impacted more than one million people. 

Blaine is an Adjunct Professor at Beijing University, the Founder of the Institute for Compassionate Capitalism and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council since 2008. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Unstoppable Foundation and the World Business Academy and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the All Japan Management Coaching Association and the Asia Coaching and Mentoring Association. In 2012, Blaine was formally invested as a Knight of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, the world’s oldest humanitarian organization. Blaine is the author of the #1 international best-seller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business, co-author of Discover Your Inner Strength written in collaboration with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy, and is the author of Three Dimensional Coaching which was published in 2013 and translated into Chinese and Japanese in 2015. 

You can find more about Blaine at his company website avatar-resources.com, his personal website blainebartlett.com, or by reading his blog at idealsinmotion.com. If the relationships are working well the business is going to be successful. Blaine was helping a Japanese client’s client to do a workshop in Japan. 

Keywords: [“Business”,”Blaine”,”more”]
Source: https://thebrandjournalismadvantage.com/tbja-368-compassionate-capitalism-a-journey-to-the-soul-of-business-blaine-bartlett/

A Journey to The Soul of Business: Compassionate Capitalism Friday, December 2, 2016

Blaine Bartlett says this has wrung the soul out of business and enterprise, and the people involved. The world is waking up to the role of business as the most dominant and pervasive agent of change today. Join Cheryl Esposito & Blaine Bartlett on the journey to the soul of business: Compassionate Capitalism. 

Keywords: [“business”,”Blaine”,”soul”]
Source: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/96031/a-journey-to-the-soul-of-business-compassionate-capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 10-07-2018

Living Life As A Compassionate Capitalist | Americas Greatest Motivators Keynote

Investment >Innovation>Jobs = Compassionate Capitalism

I renamed my podcast radio show the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show after the Great Recession in an attempt to plant the seed that all the money needed to grow our economy and create jobs was sitting on the sidelines. So when you take the passion of an entrepreneur and mash it up with the capitalist desires of an investor – you get Compassionate Capitalism. Unlike pure capitalism, compassionate capitalism isn’t just about making money, it is about making money with the purpose of bringing innovation to the market and creating jobs, leading to the wealth triggered when that business continues to a successful exit. Here’s the thing—In America, Compassionate Capitalism has been going on for a long time. Since Angel Investing was first coined as a description of those that invest in private endeavors, with the goal for the company to grow big, go public, and reap the returns on that investment, it has been the game the rich play to get richer. 

Even when there was the dot.com collapse of the market….the angel investors had already made their big return on their money before the stocks collapsed on the stock market. Even with bombs like SnapChat IPO – the Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists make big multiples on their money, as the stock collapsed and those investors that got in on it when it first went public, lost a bunch. Without getting into all the rules covering this new era, lets just say — Anyone can get richer by investing in the entrepreneurial dream…. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur if you can invest in one. Angel Investors that people hear about making a lot of money from investing in Google, Facebook, Uber, or whatever is hot today, didn’t do it alone, and rarely just got lucky on making that great investment as their only investment. 

The problem is that 90% of the people that could qualify to be an angel investor are either too busy with running their own company or in their executive position to commit the time the traditional angel groups require or they are geographically located not near an established angel group. A way to get the primer for angel investing and jump-start getting started identifying and vetting deals to find the ones that are right for your capacity to invest and your risk tolerance. It is my, the author’s, investment in YOU the future Compassionate Capitalist. 

Keywords: [“Compassionate”,”Angel”,”money”]
Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/investment-innovationjobs-compassionate-capitalism-karen-rands

Beyond Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

The vast majority of the population is responsible for the creation of that wealth through work. The problem is one of distribution: resources are concentrated in the hands of a few economic elites, instead of being shared among the workers whose labor created it. CEOs at major US firms make over three hundred times what the typical worker does. Meanwhile American workers’ pay stagnates, the cost of living skyrockets, and the dwindling social safety net functions less as the guaranteed foundation of a good life than as a public subsidy for capitalists who refuse to pay their workers a living wage. You’ve got one guy, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, his wealth is increasing every single day by $250 million, but he pays many of his workers wages that are so low than many of them are on food stamps or on Medicaid. 

It’s what capitalism trends toward, even when we try our best to contain it. To survive, workers are compelled to compete with other workers to sell their labor on the open market, prompting a race to the bottom. In order for their enterprises to stay afloat and to keep from becoming workers themselves, bosses are forced to compete with other bosses to maximize profit, which requires them to squeeze as much labor from workers for as little cost as possible, while also pressuring the state to deregulate industry, cut taxes, and so on. The wealth bosses were accruing during that period still made them much more powerful than workers. Saving capitalism is a heavy lift, and an end to inequality and class conflict under capitalism is structurally impossible. 

If we’re going to invest in an ambitious political project, we’re better off setting our sights on a horizon beyond capitalism and on a new economic order, one that’s oriented around public well-being instead of private profits. At its core, it involves recognizing that the resources for a beautiful and fair world already exist – thanks to the labor of workers – and that those resources should be spent enriching the lives of the many instead of the elite few. 

Keywords: [“work”,”capitalism”,”wealth”]
Source: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/capitalism-inequality-worker-control-elizabeth-warren

Infosys salary row: Narayana Murthy’s single-minded focus on compassionate capitalism is commendable

It’s easy to look at Narayana Murthy’s open letter on executive compensation as the first salvo of the second round between the Infosys veteran and current management led by Vishal Sikka. Murthy addressed the letter to select Alpha journalists who never miss an opportunity and made his instructions clear. It’s easier still to be deliberately mischievous and see Murthy’s sharp words singling out Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao as an expression of discomfort of the changing internal dynamics at Infosys. Rao was Murthy’s protégé, and probably still is; a fact Murthy explicitly brings out. At the risk of paraphrasing Murthy’s core thoughts, the veteran’s letter is more about the specific nature and character of capitalism that India needs to nurture for future generations, rather than about boardroom wars. 

In the Indian corporate landscape, Murthy is a rare titan whose rootedness to values of equity and fairness is monkish. Yes Murthy still considers India a poor country, and quite rightly so considering that close to 60 percent of the country still lives on less than Rs 140 a day. Murthy’s parting shot in the letter is as telling about the current nature of capitalism in India, as it is about what the nature of capitalism in the country needs to be. In such a scenario, it might seem that Murthy is being too idealistic and possibly quite out of sync with the rest of the world. Murthy’s advocacy of compassionate capitalism has strong roots in the Nordic and Scandinavian models of corporate capitalism that not only engages intensively with a social welfare state, but also puts self-restraining caps on executive salaries. 

Murthy is pointing to a model of capitalism that’s fundamentally different from the one that’s increasingly practiced in India. Instead of looking at Murthy’s letter only from the prism of Infosys and its changing dynamics, it would do all of us a world of good if we start looking at it as the first step to debating the contours of a new model of equitable capitalism for an emerging India. 

Keywords: [“Murthy”,”capitalism”,”India”]
Source: https://www.firstpost.com/business/infosys-salary-row-narayana-murthys-single-minded-focus-on-compassionate-capitalism-is-commendable-3365546.html

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 10-01-2018

Compassionate Capitalist – Entrepreneurs Need to Understand their Real Competition

Compassionate Capitalism: Resolving the Ethics of Business and Medicine

US physicians are becoming more entrepreneurial to cope with the seismic shifts happening since the passage of legislation creating Obamacare. Physician entrepreneurs are challenged by how to reconcile the ethos of business with the ethos of medicine. Many physicians have been entrepreneurs for decades and have played various roles in the innovation pipeline as inventors, market perceivers, social entrepreneurs, educational entrepreneurs, business leaders or investors. Now there is a convergence of forces that is forcing physicians to be even more entrepreneurial and innovative to not just serve their patients better, but to survive an increasingly turbulent landscape. Physicians need to embrace an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset, lead , manage operations to achieve maximal effectiveness and efficiency and use digital health technologies to leverage their value and create new business models. 

The challenge to most physicians is to how to do that while balancing the conflicts between how business is done and how medicine is practiced. A new series of books by Laurie Bassi, et al, titled, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era, John Mackey and Raj Sisordia, titled, Conscious Capitalism, Seth Godin, titled, The Icarus Deception, and Richard Branson, titled, Screw Business As Usual, are all making the claim that it is those companies and those entrepreneurs who do good for the world who will win the game of capitalism. Physicians are uniquely positioned, and are starting to be trained, to take advantage of this trend as they are constantly improving the state of the art in their fields and now gaining MBA’s, graduate level certificates in one or more areas of biomedicine, and are reaching out to the investment community to fund the research and development, the intellectual property designations they need, the team for their companies, the strategic alliances they will need for their supply chain, and their distribution chain, as well as the marketing necessary to launch a successful biomedicine product or service. The physicians will also have a new look and demeanor, with their iPADs in hand, talking to early stage investors and venture capitalists about funding their idea from the start through to international patents and business arrangements that will change the medical landscape around the world. The medical consumer, the patient, will benefit greatly from this expansion of entrepreneurism through physicians practicing compassionate capitalism. 

This is all possible not just because physicians today want to become entrepreneurs. It is now inevitable that innovation will grow by leaps and bounds and it will be driven by physicians and other entrepreneurs putting their ideas to the ultimate test, the market test. 

Keywords: [“Physician”,”more”,”business”]
Source: https://www.cliexa.com/2016/11/compass-cap-resolving-medicine/

Compassionate Capitalist Investor Podcast by Karen Rands on Apple Podcasts

During the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show, Karen Rands will take a light-hearted look at the remarkable similarities between finding an investor and findin. Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist attended the Southern Television & Film Summit Mixer and met many of the mover and shakers in the industry. Karen Rands, on the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Hour, will explore the reasons early stage companies need to consider investing in coaching. Karen Rands, on the Compassionate Capitalist radio hour, will interview lawyers from the firm Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, PC about areas of i. Free. 

Karen Rands the Compassionate Capitalist, will share the universal truths of building a successful entrepreneurial endeavor as taught by the life and times of W Free. Karen Rands on this Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show will feature the companies that will be participating in the Start-up Round-Up event in Atlanta sponsore. Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will interview three dynamic entrepreneurs that have proven they can bring innovation to the market, create compellin. Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands – Returns with two entrepreneur successes. Karen Rands will kick of the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show for 2010 with an overview of industry predictions regarding sourcing of early stage business ca. 

Compassionate Capitalist Karen Rands will interview now legendary inventor, entrepreneur, adventurer, visionary, and retired military CEO Ralph Brown. Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist, will share her insights gained from years of working with start up companies and the most effective way to raise capi. Career Transitions: Interview Thomas Ellsworth, author of The Rat, the Race & the Cage & MORE Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist will interview two leading experts in the field of helping successful people make career transitions that move them in. 

Keywords: [“Karen”,”Rands”,”Compassionate”]
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/karen-rands-compassionate-capitalist-investor-podcast/id302182696?mt=2

FarhadBillimoria.com Internet Marketing Strategies

Capitalism, Free Enterprise has done more to elevate people’s standard of living than any other economic system. Because we are very fervent about that, people sometimes think we are nuts. Frankly that’s OK. Because being normal today means that you have a job which you have no control over. To be normal means husband and wife working 1 or 2 jobs. 

Honestly I am not interested in being normal, infact I kinda like being wierd or nuts, being in charge of my own future, take responsibility myself and not wait for a government handout or stimulus. 

Keywords: [“being”,”normal”,”job”]
Source: http://farhadbillimoria.com/howto-evaluate-opportunity/compassionate-capitalism

Compassionate Capitalism With David Meltzer

David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing and #1 best-selling author of Compassionate Capitalism, has seen miracles happen. He’s studied quantum physics with some of the best minds and firmly believes that the universe brings abundance – when we’re open for it and we are of service. David’s pivots proved that gratitude makes every setback a setup. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. 

Keywords: [“PIVOT”,”David”,”gratitude”]
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D1RG2qKo4I