Michael Gordon

Inner seeds of kindness. Brighter, collective future.

Doing Good with Money

How We Can All Make a Difference

Doing Good with Money is about how we can use money as a tool for supporting our values when we buy, save, invest, and do all the other things we do with money. It is about the role of money in building relationships and acting with generosity and kindness. To receive a copy follow these three easy steps

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Becoming a Social Entrepreneur

Starting Out, Scaling Up and Staying True

What’s it like to be a social entrepreneur on the ground? This book tries to answer that question, emphasizing what can be useful in practice. Based on more than 100 interviews with social entrepreneurs and people who support them (lawyers, funders) Becoming a Social Entrepreneur uses their words and experiences to describe the issues every social entrepreneur faces: preparing yourself, building a team … fundraising, growth, running your social enterprise, and creating impact beyond your own organization.

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On The Blog

Common sense in a pandemic

How good is our common sense? Common sense would tell us that air rushing under the wings of a plane would keep it aloft. (You actually need wind flowing quickly over the wings.) Common sense told a King who owed a debt for losing at chess that this would be a modest payout for losing: […] Read More

A better economy “after”

McKinsey, the global business consulting firm, is trying to imagine business “after.” Some of McKinsey’s arguments resonate with me: putting resilience before efficiency (by shortening supply chains so that consumers, producers, and suppliers live and operate in zip codes nearer each other). Other suggestions, like strengthening the global financial system, to me suggest locking in […] Read More

Bank to fight the climate crisis

Michael Gordonprofmichaelgordon.com More than three-fourths of Americans want businesses to address social and environmental issues. A similar number will refuse to buy from a company when they learn its values are contrary to their own. An even greater number will re-direct their purchasing toward companies that advocate for an issue they care about. This is what […] Read More

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