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Life lessons from improv

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in the Marketplace – July/August 2018 Getting up in front of a room full of strangers and doing improv — a performance made up on

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Responding to a changing climate

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 For people scratching out a living subsistence farming, climate change isn’t some abstract future theory. It’s already having significant, often detrimental impacts

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Learning from Indigenous wisdom

By Dennis Tessier As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate ChangeBy Gleb Raygorodetsky (Pegasus Books, 2017 336pp,

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Safety in avocados

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Fed up with violent crime in their community and the inability of authorities to do much about it, avocado farmers in Aguacate

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In praise of big business

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Bashing big business is increasingly popular among Americans. The percentage of the US population with a favorable view of large business has

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Trash terror

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Next time you take garbage to the curb, share a word or a prayer for the person who picks it up. In

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Marketing as Reconciliation

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 By Dan Galenkamp Professor describes a redemptive approach to the art of persuasion. Ask the average consumer about their ideas on business,

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Musings from East Africa

As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 Here are some observations about a recent trip to East Africa to visit MEDA projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Stories about these

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Win-win economic development

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 It was not surprising to see recently, a major Christian magazine asking in a cover story whether the gift of

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Street hawkers overrun Nairobi

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 As many as 12,000 street vendors are causing major headaches for Nairobi politicians and businesses as they clog roadways, sidewalks,

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What can business do?

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 “What can you do as a business manager in the world? I would say you can give people employment. If

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Profits with purpose

Book calls believers to gain wealth for good By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 The Economics of Neighborly Love-Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity

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Doctor drivers

The most humorous, also somewhat sad, story told at MEDA’s recent convention in Vancouver came from presenter Tareq Hadhad, who is featured on the cover of this issue. Hadhad, who

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