Today’s Solutions: May 21, 2024

Nature is the best business co

Nature is the best business consultant

From The Intelligent Optimist Magazine Summer 2016 Nature provides the principles for sustainable business, but a fear-and-greed-driven mindset obstructs us from running business naturally. Why the “whole brain state” is essential to sustainability. By Rob Williams Photography: Bruce Read More...

Back to nature

Back to nature

From The Optimist Magazine Summer 2014 For most of my life, I have enjoyed taking long walks by myself in the woods and fields. When I was a young girl, these walks might have lasted a couple of hours. We lived in the Berkshire foothills, so the woods were hilly and full of boulders. As I grew into Read More...

In good company

In good company

Inspiration From The Optimist Magazine Summer 2014 Is there room for idealists inside Fortune 500 companies? Christine Bader’s book The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil chronicles the time she spent with BP, and what it was like to be a corporate idealist in one of the Read More...

Remaking Work

Remaking Work

How to find your inner economy in an outer economy that, more than ever, is willing to let you be you. By Valerie Andrews From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 Imagine no more drudgery—just years of doing what you love, stretched out before you. Work is never boring, because it keeps evolving. Read More...

Stanford to teach about bringi

Stanford to teach about bringing spirituality and ethical commitments to work

Meditation is becoming very popular in the business world. It is typically of zen-inspiration, or borrows from the Hindu tradition of yoga. But Scotty McLennan, the Unitarian Universalist minister who spent 14 years as the dean for religious life at Stanford University points out that “no Read More...