Travels, thoughts, and ideas from Joel.
My wife Dana and I were recently hosted in Australia by a phenomenal group called Small Giants, one of the closest comparisons I’ve seen to the work Carol Newell and I did with Renewal Partners, Endswell Foundation (now Tides Canada), Hollyhock, and Vision Vancouver.
My friend Nigel wrote a book: Take That Leap. He is unique and helps break a pattern of assumptions about how someone of deep ecological and humanitarian dedication, can show up in an unlikely profession. We need people of integrity in every walk of life, to help reinvent the future world.
What does #cleanmoney + #impactinvesting look like at a level many can access? There are so many possibilities.
I was excited when Mike Winterfield came to my office to share his exit from the corporate world to launch his new Seed Fund. We need more impact seed funds.
2017 is now 2018. “What can I do about it?” I ask myself a lot. You probably do too. The best thing I can do about 2017 is milk the learnings. Times are so precarious. We must be “All In”.
It’s Game Time.
One of the most interesting parts of my author journey has been meeting other authors and discovering their books. Here are my current recommended titles – and authors! – writing on social change investing.
My friend Kristin Hull has written a provocative blog on an important topic. Self awareness is essential in understanding challenging realities. Kristin’s articulation is an excellent and gentle conversation starter.
There are many factors pushing this change forward. They are merging into the proverbial perfect storm for investors, financial advisors and wealth managers. Here are a few.
Mark Deutschmann is one of my oldest friends, I’ve written about our habit of “nightwalking” on my blog and I delved into our work together in the Nashville Calling chapter in The Clean Money Revolution.
A recent article in Visual Capitalist focuses on millenials driving the rise of sustainable investing. They place the wealth transfer coming to millenials over the coming decades at $30 trillion. This wealth will change the face of investing and thus, of the world.
8 billionaires now have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people. Now, more than ever, my call for us to be billionaires of good deeds, billionaires of love, billionaires of meaning and purpose, is important.
Stock price volatility is natural in emerging sectors and with compelling brands. Tesla is a case in point.
One of the key tenets of The Clean Money revolution is “we are our money”. If we have more than we need for basics, we decide where to put it.
The power of finance to advance social change.
As the book launch momentum continues, I want to share my responses to a few key questions I get about The Clean Money Revolution:
May 1 is the formal “launch” of my first book, The Clean Money Revolution. That’s a long anticipated milestone!
Walking at night is one of my favorite activities for thinking things through, going deeper, and seeing the bigger picture. So many insights have happened for me while walking after dark.
When I had the idea for the book that became The Clean Money Revolution, I knew I couldn’t do it alone.
When people ask me about the two pigs on the cover of The Clean Money Revolution,;I tell them they are a symbol for reinventing economy for a resilient civilization.
Is Ethical Investing for millionaires only? If you have money that you want invested to align with your values and your ethical standards but you’re not a millionaire, are there options?
There are many factors pushing the #cleanmoney change forward. They are merging into the proverbial perfect storm for investors, financial advisors and wealth managers.
This new year be inspired to add Clean Money Resolutions to your list. These are changes that matter. You are a #CleanMoneyRevolution(ary)!
2016 was a bittersweet year. The US election and other global political disasters portend grave repercussions for all I hold dear. Climate, ecology, justice, modernity, freedom, and intelligence appear in backslide. Has civilization peaked?
When I turned 55 I started saying “I’m almost 60”. By 59 it became “I’m 60”, as it was the beginning of my 60th year. Now my rallying cry is “Elder earlier!”
SVI started as the idea of the retreat setting, nestled in nature, with a specialty in personal development and inner skills, combined with sincere and earnest business people wanting to contribute to a better world, was to offer high value skills, as well as personal networks for peer advising and sharing tips.
I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1954. Since 1996 my home has been in Vancouver, BC, Canada but from the late 1980’s, Nashville, Tennessee has been my US base. My father, Jay Solomon, served as Administrator during Jimmy Carter’s presidential administration. He died while living in Nashville during the mid 1980’s.
Each one of us comes from long lines of ancestors. And yet modern societies are losing touch with the very concept of ancestors. We are lucky if we even know the names of our great grandparents. We have lost touch with the “ancestor reverence” that more indigenous cultures have. We have lost focus on the long term future.
Money is charged with symbolic meaning. For some it's the Holy Grail, the central quest of life. Others see it as a mere measure of greed, all of it tainted. For Joel Solomon it is raw energy, a latent force that can be harnessed and channeled for the social, ecological and political transformation the world so desperately awaits. His is a fresh vision, insightful, wise and profoundly hopeful.