With every interview I run, every book I read, every conversation I have about entrepreneurial ecosystem building — the puzzle pieces before me take on a life of their own. What seemed in order and matter-of-fact begins to change color, shape and form, to levitate. So I write. I force the pieces onto the page to keep them in place. Just long enough to connect to one another, make a new kind of sense to build a different type of narrative. A New narrative for a New Majority*.

Our language of ecosystem building does not sit well with some of…


With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies of the Zebras Unite movement. We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

I sat down with Deldelp Medina, Executive Director of Black & Brown Founders, to speak about

  • The detriment of our unjust economic system that puts profit over people
  • Putting your money where your mouth…

With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies of the Zebras Unite movement! We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

I sat down with Héctor Reyes Flores to talk about

  • The issues with wealth accumulation in a few hands and the lack of equality,
  • Building with every stakeholder in mind, and
  • Community Building.

Hear…


With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies! We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

I sat down with Malii Watts Witten to hear more about

  • the importance of unity and inclusion in the workplace, and society,
  • “Variety within the Whole”, and
  • the value of the experience of the novice.

Read the highlights from…


With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies. We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

In this episode of Bush Radio, meet Mike O’Donnell, executive director of Prairie Rose Development Corp. …


With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies. We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

In this episode of Bush Radio, meet Dror Yaron, Co-founder of Ethics MVP; a company committed to making ethics practical in innovation spaces.

Throughout his career as a community engagement leader, artist, and educator, Yaron has been committed to…


Amam Ventures’ Managing Partners: Tamara Abdel-Jaber, Fida Taher, Jenny Atout Ahlzen

With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies of the Zebras Unite movement. We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

I sat down with Jenny Atout Ahlzen to talk about

  • Economic empowerment for women in the Middle East
  • Breaking the social template in Jordan, and
  • Raising awareness of Zebras Unite.

Hear what Jenny has…


With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies. We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

I sat down with Kate ‘Sassy’ Sassoon to hear what she’s seeing on the US West Coast and globally when it comes to

  • Building and growing cooperatives,
  • Developing more inclusive funding instruments for startups and coops, and
  • Redistributing power…


How Letting Go of Ideals and Establishing Boundaries Can Help Create a Work Day with More Joy and Focus

(Photo by JJ Jordan on Unsplash)

Most afternoons in the last year, I emerged from my sous-terre home office at 4.30 p.m. completely and utterly exhausted. Spent. Empty.

On the really tough days, the five-minute walk to my daughter’s daycare seemed like an insurmountable obstacle. I couldn’t possibly put one foot in front of the other and repeat that action 500 times each way. Inconceivable. Several times, I wanted to ask my husband to go by himself, but I realized how ridiculous that sounded for someone who runs 10-plus miles each week. I should most certainly be capable of picking up my toddler from preschool.

So…


With our series “Bush Radio”, we are excited to take you on a journey around the world to meet founding members, chapter leads, co-op members and allies. We talk to Zebras in the wild and report back how they’re challenging the status quo, how they envision the future and how we can support them in their mission. Welcome to Bush Radio!

I sat down with Lauren Ruffin, founder of CRUX, to talk to her about the community, culture and capital we need to create for the next economy. …

Anika Horn

Ecosystem builder for social change. Founder at www.socialventurers.com Meet me over at www.anikahorn.com for all things social enterprise!

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