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"Be the Solution" - Using Business to Solve the World's Problems

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This week on Planet Good Radio, we're excited to chat with Michael Strong, the co-founder, CEO and chief visionary officer of FLOW, Inc. a non profit dedicated to “Liberating the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Good.” Michael is also the author of "Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the Worlds Problems" with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market and co-founder of FLOW; Mohammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Hernando de Soto, Co-Chair of the U.N. Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor; and others. According to FLOW's website, the word FLOW, refers to an optimal state of human experience in which individuals are fully engaged in creative endeavors, experiencing fulfillment, happiness, and well-being; and the means by which increases in the free global flow of goods, services, capital, people, and information will accelerate human progress and well-being. The organization's priorities are listed as: 1. Open the world. 2. Free education. 3. Create institutions to prevent “tragedy of the commons” problems. We'll talk with Michael about that last priority and what it means in terms of allowing for a greater flow of positive change for our world (using the vehicle of business). If you'd like to join in the conversation and/or ask Michael a specific question, tune in this Thursday at 3 p.m. Pacific: Michael Strong is a pioneer in education and independent learning. He is also the author of "The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice," and the founder of innovative Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools and programs in Alaska, Florida, California, Texas, and New Mexico. Moreno Valley High School, the charter school for which Michael was the founding principal, was ranked the 36th best public high school in the United States on the Washington Post’s 2006 Challenge Index.