Ask an economist “What is Money?” and the answer will likely be: “A medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a storehouse of value.” As a unit of account, money is useful in facilitating the market exchange of goods and services. Used for this purpose, money is one of humanity’s most important and beneficial […]
A Report Prepared for and Published by the Next System Project, August 10, 2016
As an MBA student, I learned a basic rule of effective organizational problem solving that has shaped much of my professional life. Our professors constantly admonished us to “look at the big picture.” Treat the visible […]
By David Korten
NW Natural Products Association
Seattle Convention Center. Saturday October 19, 2013
Delighted to be here with you this morning. As you know if you have read the description for this session, we will discuss some serious topics. I’m going to put our current human crisis in a very big picture context and then […]
This was the opening keynote presentation to the New Economy Summit at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC, April 4-6, 2013—one of 14 such university summits organized by students at major U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities as part of a Campus Network initiative of the New Economics Institute (now, the
By David Korten PDF Version
During the 15 years, I lived and worked in Asia as a development professional from 1978 to 1992, I witness a troubling paradox. GDP was growing, incomes were rising, there was an expanding middle class, […]
The GATE website features this quote from script consultant Dara Marks.
“Media is transformative when it serves its highest function – which is to show us how to […]
Evening Presentation at GATE 3 Conference (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment), February 2, 2013, Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA
Wow! It is such a privilege to be part of this amazing gathering. As co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, you can imagine that I’m constantly looking for signs of […]
Change the Story/Change the Future
We are captive to Empire stories that legitimate imperial domination. Our future depends on embracing Earth Community stories that affirm our potential for creative partnership.
Earth Community Story
Obedience to God the father, creator, and ruler of all is the path to […]
By David Korten PDF Format
Inaugural Lecture, The Wayne Morse Center For Law And Politics 2011-2013 Inquiry on the theme “From Wall Street to Main Street: Capitalism and the Common Good,” University Of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, October 5, 2011
It is an […]
David Korten PDF Format
I’m thrilled to be speaking to this amazing civic gathering. Such energy. Such possibility.
Six hundred fifty energized people gathered in this auditorium tonight in small town rural America to advance the […]