Making Waves: Entrepreneurship for Everybody with Jason Bawden-Smith

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The Solari Report 2016-02-11

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February 18 – Precious Metals Market Report with Franklin Sanders

February 25 – Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy with Professor Kelly M. Greenhill

March 03 – A Solari Report with Jon Rappoport

“Your complaint is your call to action.”
~ Jason Bawden-Smith

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Creative destruction is upon us – the shift between Global 2.0 (an industrial economy) and Global 3.0 (a networked economy) is accelerating.

So what happens when productivity rises dramatically? If the application of online and new technologies creates $1 of income by destroying/saving $20 or more of existing income/expense, how is that supposed to work?

Here are several examples in the recent article Why Every Aspect of Your Business is About to Change:

  • Skype brought in approximately $2 billion in 2013. McKinsey calculated that in that year Skype transferred $37 billion away from old-guard telecom firms.
  • San Francisco’s taxi regulator reported that the number of fares per licensed cab fell 65% from March 2012 to July 2014 as Uber, Lyft, and others entered the market.
  • When Airbnb entered Austin, Texas, hotel revenue fell by 8% to 10% according to Boston University researchers.

What is the process by which we invent new enterprises using the capacity that is now available? While we are at it, how do we reinvent a more peaceful economy, operating in a positive relationship with each other and our environment?

It’s called entrepreneurship – and it’s time for a lot more of it. This is despite the fact that the US and most of the G-7 political and economic leadership are doing a great deal to centralize control…which handicaps entrepreneurs and potential investors.

This week, Jason Bawden-Smith publishes his business biography, Making Waves. It describes how he founded four companies focused on solving environmental problems.  Jason’s achievements include introducing technology into Australia which reduced lead poisoning in children and lessened the impact of excessive exploration and mining activities.

To celebrate the launch of Making Waves, Jason will join me on the Solari Report this week to discuss entrepreneurship in changing times.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, we’ll take a look at Nick Hanauer’s TED Speech:

The wealth potential — if we reinvigorate trust and markets, including the free flow of local and entrepreneurial capital — is significant. We don’t have to let a deflationary spiral take hold.

Please join Jason Bawden-Smith and me on the Solari Report this week to discuss how we can do it.

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  1. totally off topic, but did you see this?
    Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group is the latest U.S. investment made by China and would give the country a foothold in the vast American stock market.

    ( sorry couldn’t send email, I’m in process of installing software, browser ok to open, another app isn’t.)

    • Yup. Will post on Monday. Planet Equity is on the move. It will be interesting to see if the Chinese can use Chicago to grow their access to US equity markets. If they do, it could be explosive for Planet Equity.

      • I’m looking very forward to you posting on it. I haven’t seen anything in main stream media on it. (of course) I am very concerned with the amount of Equity China holds in the US already.

  2. I absolutely love the attitude and resolve reflected here. It makes me believe more in my own ability to help my own life forward and in symbiosis with helping the world around me change for the better as well. ‘Big ups’, RC!

  3. It would be great to hear an interview between you and Nick Hanauer – I wonder if what he says about ‘open-versus-closed-systems’ might have anything to parallel the secret space program/black budget and it would be fascinating to get his takes on these sort of ‘alternative economics’ standpoints which you deliver on Solari (if that is even the proper term, but it suffices I think for now) – Would love to see this happen.

    Reference point is at 24 minutes in –

    I hope you’re enjoying your day 🙂

    • Not sure how I persuade him to do this. I will send him an annual wrap up to suggest it. From what little I know about him, a very astute and capable investor.

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