Speaking (typing?) of positive change, Future Crunch
, What Could Go Right?
and Reasons to be Cheerful
are three places I turn to for optimistic news on how people, business and government are making good changes in their circles of influence. 😉2.
And speaking of circles... I’ve mentioned Doughnut Economics in previous editions, and now here’s another way to learn more about this fascinating approach to a new economy
. With these four free online lectures, you’ll learn about the core ideas of this model, how to do business in the doughnut, and how to put these ideas into action. 🍩3.
Venture capital, that holy grail of entrepreneurship, can be alluring but is it really the best option?
Gesche Haas, the founder and CEO of Dreamers & Doers, realized that the “massive growth at all costs” required by investors would stop her from building the business she truly wanted.
Instead, she took a different approach—slow and steady—and has built Dreamers & Doers from its beginnings as a brunch with just one other woman to a thriving community of over 34,000 “extraordinary entrepreneurial women.”
In this video chat with the Community Club, Gesche shares how she built this successful and profitable community
, including why a subscription model helps the business better serve their members and how they use their values to drive engagement. I really enjoyed this conversation. 👍4. Can tech rentals solve the problem of electronic waste?
(Intriguing idea for a business.) 🗑️5. “Daily actions matter more than big statements.”
Businesses small and large need to think about how they’ll create an inclusive workplace
for their teams.
This article shares the experience of 12 women leaders working to meet the diverse needs of their teams and the benefits they’ve seen from doing so. Tips include leading by example, having those uncomfortable conversations and resisting perfectionism.
And very cool—the women featured here are all members of Dreamers & Doers! 😻