The Houston Midtown Chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness Presents MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley (corporate social responsibility)

"The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers: a demographic explosion that triggers social chaos and spreads death, nuclear delirium, and the quasi-annihilation of the species. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50, or perhaps 100 years." Jacques Cousteau

First Green Bank is the first bank of its kind to promote positive environmental and social responsibility while operating as a traditional community bank.

Ken LaRoe has been dedicated to the economic well-being of Central Florida for more than 30 years.

He’s lent his expertise to numerous area businesses, and has also created numerous banking jobs, supported various non-profit organizations across the region, and helped to grow well-established Central Florida banks.

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Today, the most successful businesses and entrepreneurs thrive through connectivity, socialization, and sharing. It is an age of WE-Commerce, an economy centered on the power of “we” instead of “me,” focused on the needs of the many over the few. On-demand, sharing economy, gig economy, collaborative consumption -­ whatever the latest term, there’s a great economic shift happening, and consequently a need to transform and overhaul our business models in order to thrive and keep up with the times.

We were joined on the show by author and CEO Billee Howard. Billee Howard is based in New York and is founder and chief engagement officer of Brandthropologie, and president of Mojo Risin Studios. She also founded Eleven, a national women’s network with the mantra ‘United We Rise United We Stand, and The House of We dedicated to the new sharing economy. Howard has been guiding companies to produce, envision, innovate, and create passionate dialogues and has had the privilege of working with many great leaders and brands including Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks Animation, Faith Popcorn, PepsiCo, Samsung, FastCompany, Boeing, Warby Parker among others. Howard was the winner of PR Week’s 30 under 30, and 40 under 40, as well as being selected for the Media Professional of the Year Award twice.  

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During the glory of industrialism, from 1945 to 1965, our physical standard of living shot up. But during that that period, we also turned human beings into human "doings" and that entire generation was sadly labeled the silent generation, who were taught to act at work like children; to shut up; don't make waves and go out quietly.

Our guest today, Chuck Blakeman author of "Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea" confronts the seven core business diseases of the industrial age that were developed for the factory system. According to Blakeman, those management practices will not serve us anymore.

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In the history of disease we have never before faced such rampant levels of illnesses. We are turning to prescriptions for answers, but they do not address the root cause of diseases. The truth is our health is not completely dictated by our genes. Our meat and dairy diets are the primary cause of our alarming rise in chronic health problems and disease.

Shushana Castle and Amy-Lee Goodman are a seasoned co-author team passionate about helping others change their diet, to improve their lives. This duo aims to spread the message about how our food, health, and environment are all interconnected. The authors have appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows interviewing leading doctors and scientists in their respective fields about how our food choices are intimately connected to our health and the environmental crisis

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Rethink Food - 100 Doctors Can't Be Wrong

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Have you ever heard a CEO or Public Relations person from a company speak to the press and then thought "what the hell is this guy talking about?"  During the first part of the show we continued our discussion of Corporate Responsibility and Accountability.

After the break we were joined by Author and CEO L.J. Rittenhouse ( L.J. Rittenhouse is a trust and valuation expert, as well as a financial strategist and innovation coach to FORTUNE 500 and small cap companies. She is founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc.

L.J. has written the following books:

Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications

Do Business with People You Can Trust: Balancing Profits and Principles - Fifth Anniversary Edition

Buffett's Bites : The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters


We discussed how to cut through the FOG of corporate double speak. We also discussed how companies can benefit from being transparent and truthful.

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On this episode we discuss Corporate Social Responsibility and what a company can do to help people, The planet and still earn a profit (Triple Bottom Line).

We were joined by bank whistleblower and freelance writer Brian Penny. A former project manager and analyst at Countrywide Home Loans and Bank of America. Penny worked with Anonymous to leak confidential BofA emails to the media and public in an event called Black Monday.  The event launched Operation Empire State Rebellion, earning him the support of whistleblowers and Anons worldwide.

As a writer Brian is a frequent contributor to Jim Cramers, Lifehack, Hardcore Droid and various other publications.

Throughout 2011, Penny and Anonymous helped organize and support the US Day of Rage protests, evolving into Occupy Wall Street and ultimately the Occupy Movement.

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