Righting on a Wall
Righting on a Wall is a play on words. Tom rejects the notion of “one right answer”. The Righting on a Wall blog page is the platform for Tom to explore ideas, challenge “knowledge” or just ruminate about the world.
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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
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
Welcome to 2020. A new year. A new decade. And 20% through the century. For some of us, Y2K just came and went. Speaking of coming and going, it may seem as we at Impact Capitalist have come and gone. Nothing can be further from the truth. We have been busy on a variety of projects that have taken much of our time (See Mark Aubry’s posts in Praxis for details). None the less, it
Whenever I travel abroad, I am always amazed at how many people view United States Capitalism as a negative and exploitive system. There is seldom a reference to the positive outcomes of impact capitalism. And the negatives are usually more attributable to corporatism than capitalism. Even more frightening is how more young people in the US are viewing capitalism as a harmful system and should be replaced by socialist ideas. On this Independence Day 2018,
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
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