Ideas

Reinventing Capitalism

  Mankind is faced with a profound dilemma. To resist growth is to risk economic collapse. To continue to pursue growth relentlessly ensures collapse of our ecosystem which supports all life. For the most part, this dilemma goes unrecognized. All of our institutions continually point in the wrong direction. Those that do recognize the dilemma […]

 

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Our first ever symposium was a huge success!

“An Educated Person in 2035”  our symposium about the future of education had an attendance of some 225 people with many educators participating and in the audience.  The level of participation and engagement was high.  It was noted by several people that many of the more influential people in the Gulf Coast area of Sarasota/Bradenton […]

 

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Make the Resolution to Face the Future in 2020

Many of us make resolutions at the start of a year.  At the very least, we pause and reflect on the passing of the year just lived and think about what might or could be different in the new year.   This year is different.   We are starting a new decade.  A decade that […]

 

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Sign-up for Membership to The Sarasota Institute for 2020!

  We have announced our first four symposiums for 2020.  You can view them here: https://sarasotainstitute.global/event-listings/#!event-list Each Saturday event is a full day in the magnificent Neel Performing Arts Center on the beautiful campus of the State College of Florida.  The first four symposiums face four of the ten major categories The Sarasota Institute has […]

 

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The Future of Education Requires New Thinking

[NOTE: Karen Holbrook is regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She is a Founding Advisory Board Member of The Sarasota Institute and has been a part of the program committee for “An Educated Person in 2035” the first Symposium of the Institute’s inaugural year 2020.  To learn more about the day-long symposium Karen […]

 

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Sign up now to become a Member of The Sarasota Institute!

  In response to numerous requests, we have created a Sarasota Institute Membership level that provides entrance to every symposium and event produced for 2020.    Membership guarantees: -50% or greater cost savings on tickets -guaranteed and preferred seating -Access to all whitepapers and videos from symposiums -Sign up by 12/31/19 to lock in pricing […]

 

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The Sarasota Institute Presents Its First Year of Symposiums

The Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century Think Tank, has announced four symposiums for Spring 2020.  In addition, in response to numerous requests, we are offering memberships that will provide deep discounts on all events for 2020, guaranteed, priority seating and exclusive access to the recordings and whitepapers.   The Four Announced Symposiums: “An Educated Person […]

 

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Retirement is a Stupid Conversation for Customers

Jason A. Voss, CFA, argues that customers care about many more financial events in their lives than just retirement. Yet, the investment industry seems hell bent on just featuring this one. Why?

 

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The Rise of Anti-Consumerism

The American culture is very comfortable using the words “consumers” and “consumerism.”  If I called my friend a consumer and producer, he would not object.  In his company, he is a producer.  He would say that by producing, he is able to consume.  The more successful he is in producing, the more he would be […]

 

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The Three Economies

[ NOTE:  This is a chapter excerpt from David Houle’s latest book, the first of an eBook trilogy entitled “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual”.  The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The Three Economies.  All three books are to be priced at $2.99.  Book 1 is […]

 

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