Free Resources

On this page, I offer free resources related to a variety of topics, some of which include: positive social impact, meaningful work, social entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, conscious business, conscious entrepreneur, conscious leadership, spirituality, mindfulness, effective communication, high quality life, sustainability, sufficiency, personal engagement, change, transition and transformation.

Websites

Ashoka Canada
Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs.

Box of Crayons
Michael Bungay Stanier is a coach, a thought leader who distinguishes bad work, good work and great work. What he offers is a creative perspective in looking at work and play.

B Corp
Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Flow
Co-founded by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market and Michael Strong, innovative educational entrepreneur dedicated to liberating the entrepreneurial spirit for good.

Green Business Owner

Founded by Scott Cooney- offers resources related to building your mission driven business while keeping your sanity.

Ivy Sea
Resources based on one of my favourite business books, Big Vision, Small Business authored by Jamie Walters.

Marketing for Hippies
Tad Hargrave’s website is oriented to conscious business owners who need to develop their marketing so that they have the social impact they intend.

Peak Organizations
Chip Conley share his  journey of building a sustainable business in today’s challenging economic environment.  He describes how to create the conditions for peak experiences for your customers, employees, and investors to cultivate peak performance for your business.

Personal Life Media
Podcasts on conscious business hosted by Theo Horesh.

Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series
Ryan Eliason created  a program of audio interviews with well known social and conscious entrepreneurs. Well worth the listening.

Social Venture Network
The Social Venture Network is a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact.

Soul of Money Institute
Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author. She has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work. I know of her as one of the key leaders of The Hunger Project founded in 1977.

The New Heroes
PBS program, hosted by Robert Redford tells the dramatic stories of 14 social entrepreneurs who are contributing to solving a number of societal problems.

The npEnterprises Forum
Free online discussion group for social entrepreneurs.

Top 50 Social Entrepreneurship Blogs

Books

Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the Worlds Problems by Michael Strong and John Mackey
Shows how the entrepreneurial passion to create a better world, in combination with Conscious Capitalist business practices, can solve far more of the world’s problems than any other approach.

Conscious Business by Fred Kofman
Shows what business would be like if it had both a heart and a mind–a conscience and a consciousness.

Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed by Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman and Michael Patton.
Gives fascinating real-life examples of social change through a systems-and-relationships lens.

How to Change the World by David Bornstein
Profiles nine champions of social change who developed innovative ways to address needs they saw around them.

Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism by Patricia Aburdene
Seven new trends that will transform how you work, live and invest.

Social Entrepreneurship by David Bornstein
Gives an excellent overview of the field of social entrepreneurship.

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
Presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business

True to Yourself by Mark Albion
Shares an approach to building a values-based business, in which your personal values and social values are aligned with one another.

Values-Driven Business by Ben Cohen
Distinguishes the principles and elements of a values-driven business.

We Are the New Radicals by Julia Moulden
Shares strategies and examples of people doing good, giving back to society through their work.

 

Fred Horowitz

Fred Horowitz

Fred Horowitz is a coach who works with small business owners, including social entrepreneurs who want to create a positive social impact while having a high quality life.

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