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Stop Giving Back!

Seriously. Right now. Stop giving back. Whoa! You are probably wondering if I have finally lost it. Isn’t that the epitome of greed? Aren’t we supposed to give back to those less fortunate than us? Aren’t we supposed to redistribute back into the system? (sorry, it is political nonsense season) Here is my question to you: What did you TAKE that you now have to give BACK? What did you do to make you bear …

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Down with the 1%!

We hear a lot of rhetoric against wealth and the 1%ers who possess wealth. An Impact Capitalist question is: how did we go conceptually from the existence of the 1% of wealth holding individuals to be evidence that capitalism is evil and should be dismantled immediately? Is it the correlation between wealth generation/holding and the capitalist system? And is it the correlation (thus causation) between capitalism and people who do not have wealth? Have we …

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UNDERSTAND Manage Protect Grow

Does a business owner need to understand business to manage and grow that business? I mean more than just their business, but business principles and foundations in general. Can you make a successful business and not really know business? I ask students this question every semester. Students are trained to answer “Of course not – education is critical to success” and “how can we build/run a business through ignorance” and such. How can anyone succeed …

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Davos agenda vs. impact mindsets

Welcome to Davos week – where business and government leaders, activists and media created celebrities spray us with guilt ridden appeals to make a positive impact in the world. Well, any reader here at Impact Capitalist already knows that capitalism has the ability to deliver. However, the system’s ability for good and evil depends on how people and businesses act within these systems. What is problematic is not capitalism, but mindsets and behaviors of human …

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Double Vision – Welcome 2020

20/20. It is a concept usually associated with vision. While it is not technically perfect vision, it is associated with clarity in vision. 20/20 hindsight does refer to perfect clarity and vision of the past based on knowledge of outcomes. Everything is clear in hindsight (supposedly – interpretation of facts often differ – greatly). Monday morning quarterbacks (link out for this) are always right. In research, there is a concept of HARKing, or hypothesizing after …

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I pay your salary

I am not only an impact capitalist – I am also an occasional university professor. I teach courses in business management and strategic communication. And every year I run into a number of students who hold a very different idea of education, hard work, and earning of grades/diplomas than I do. This blog is partially inspired by students who feel that any work turned in is outstanding (as if putting letters/numbers on a document is …

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We don’t need no education

It is the start of the new school year. New hopes and new opportunities to learn. But what are we expected to learn – and what should we learn from university studies? This is a question I have been pondering for a while now. My struggle centers around the concept of “higher learning”. What is higher learning? What separates higher learning from other forms of learning? After all, business owners will tell you that they …

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Entrepreneurs are Acrobats

It has been awhile since I have posted a blog on Impact Capitalist. I’ve been focused on building 3 different companies and the content that goes along with building each of those companies. You can read about the companies I’m building and the content development with each below: Impact Physician – Here is the Impact Physician Blog. Here is the Impact Physician Podcast.  Here is the list of Impact Physician eBooks I’ve been working on. RHM – Here is the eBook …

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Free Fallin’

I write this post as concerns of a trade war are brewing between the United States and China (early 2018). The rhetoric being pushed out by the United States (among many other activist actors) is that current agreements are not free and fair. This post is not about trade wars. Rather, I want to explore the two core perspectives used in this specific economic argument: Free and Fair. As discussed elsewhere, we at IC believe …

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The Trouble with Double-Ds

What a title! Is this about what I am thinking? No. No it’s not – but the case here is still going to be viewed by some as insensitive. The Double-D’s that I am talking about are two dangerous but prevalent words/concepts: Deserve and Demand. No two interrelated words should frighten Impact Capitalists more than deserve and demand So, what’s the problem? Don’t we deserve things? And shouldn’t we demand what we deserve (and when …

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