Essays/Books/Videos on Changing the System:

The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible by Charles Eisenstein

Transforming Capitalism: 7 Acupuncture Points  by Otto Scharmer

Cultivating Community Economies  by Next Systems Project

The Economy for the Common Good by Next Systems Project

Regenerative Capital by John Fullerton

The Seven Point Protocol for a Lean Economy, David Fleming

Buddhist Economics, E.F. Schumacher

Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science by Clair Brown

Conservation is Good Work, Wendell Berry

It All Turns on Affection, Wendell Berry

The Case for Reparations,Ta-Nehisi Coates

Patriarchy, bell hooks

How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition Resilience Magazine

Crises of Capitalism by David Harvey

How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today, John Thackara

Leverage Points in a System , Donella Meadows

Explore BALLE’s Localism Framework And The Shift That Business Leaders Choose

Capitalism and White Supremacy – Cornel West and Richard Wolff (First 16 min)

Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein

Next Economy Now Podcasts, Lift Economy

Feminine Economy  Jennifer Armbrust

Mankind’s Greed, Frédéric Back


Business as Unusual Books:

Instructions to the Cook by Bernie Glassman

Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening by Matthew and Terces Engelhart

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

The Responsible Company by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley

In Our Every Deliberation by Jeffrey Hollender

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business  by Ari Weinzweig

Good Morning Beautiful Business by Judy Wicks

The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken

Ben & Jerry’s Double-Dip: How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money Too  by Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen

The B Corp Handbook by Ryan Honeyman

The Buddha Walks into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation by Lodro Rinzler

Awake at Work by Michael Carroll

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

The Mindful Leader by Michael Carroll

Fearless at Work by Michael Carroll

Business and the Buddha: Doing Well by Doing Good by Lloyd Field


Suggestions from Our Facilitators:

Unsettling Ourselves: Colonialism on the Ground by Waziyatawin

How to Uphold White Supremacy by Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion- Liberalism’s inherent racism by Kẏra

Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

All About Love by bell hooks

Releasing the Imagination by Maxine Greene

Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Frederic Laloux

Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement by Janet Poppendieck

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

EcoMind: Creating the World We Want video by Frances Moore Lappé

Getting a Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want by Frances Moore Lappé

Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice: A Harvard Business School Centennial Colloquium  by Marshall Ganz

California Dreaming: California’s Agro-Industrial Legacy” Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California by Julie Guthman

Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times by Paul Loeb 

The Impossible Will Take a Little While by Paul Loeb

Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity by Arnold Mindell

Systems Thinking Resources by Donella Meadows

Gamestorming: A Toolkit for Innovators, Rule-Breakers, and Changemakers by Chris Brogan

The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures by Henri Lipmanowicz & Keith McCandless