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John F. Ince
John F. Ince has re-invented himself multiple times and sooner or later he hopes to get it right. At various times in his career he has been an author, journalist, documentary filmmaker, nonprofit administrator and social entrepreneur, banker, actor and gardener. After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Business School, he worked on Wall Street with Chase Manhattan Bank and later became a reporter with Fortune Magazine and Upside Magazine, covering technology and finance. After leaving the business world, he was Executive Director of The Earth Aid Foundation for 10 years. Today he is is founder and CEO of The Credit Commons and Moneeey, Inc. He is the author of several books and films all available on Amazon including:
• The Wiz of Iz: A Powerful Parable
Wall Street Versus Main Street: Understanding Why The System is Broken
• Main Street Versus Wall Street: Transforming Raw Anger Into Purposeful Action.
The Code of Common Cents: New Money vs Old Money and The Next American Revolution
• Time-Bomb: America’s Debt Crisis, Causes Consequences and Solutions. (documentary film)

Entries by John F. Ince

Science Is Life ... The Rest Just Details

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 3:00 PM

Parents Obsession With Sports Competition May Close Off More Fruitful Paths for Their Kids

When I arrived at the annual Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, and entered the ballroom, I was stunned. Typically such events are cerebral affairs with abstract ideas floating through the air and ultra serious people...

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If We Want Real Change, We Need to Step Outside Our Own Little Echo Chamber

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 11:41 AM

A few years ago, while attending the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, the so called "Slow Money" conference was also taking place across the city - so I did a quick shuttle between the two. A few weeks before I'd simultaneously attended a software developer conference, a green conference...

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New Models of Collaboration Are Changing the Face of Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 12:29 PM

The face of philanthropy is changing and one of the great drivers is the push towards collaboration growing out of Internet based connectivity and "knowledge sharing" events like the Global Philanthropy Forum. Looking for the next breakthrough idea in the world of philanthropy? Want to connect with and fashion a...

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Who Poses the Greater Threat:  Unruly Dogs or Unruly Owners?

(11) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 6:41 PM

For the fifth time in five years, I was attacked by a dog.
The dog attack itself is less interesting than the ensuing battle with the owner.  To avoid chronological confusion, I'll start with the former.   Legal Clarification: Although the dog didn't actually bite me, it...

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The Most Amazing App Not Demonstrated at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 3:35 PM

Apple dazzled its faithful developers at the recent Worldwide Developer Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Major announcements included Apple's iTunes Radio, a new Mac Pro with a revolutionary design and a totally revamped iOS 7 for iPhones and iPads. But the most amazing innovation from Apple is still...

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Why Are We Stomping on the Piss Ants While the Elephants Are a Charging?

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 12:48 PM

This article is part of a series on building systemic solutions to systemic problems.

After attending the recent gathering of power players in the philanthropic world, known as the Global Philanthropy Forum my head was spinning with facts and figures documenting the magnitude of the seemingly intractable problems the world...

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What's the 'Next Big Thing' in the World of Philanthropy?

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Whenever the world's most innovative philanthropists and social entrepreneurs gather for the annual Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), there is a palpable sense of anticipation in the air. It's an excitement that something quite powerful may coalesce; something that might constitute a consensus of thinking around a breakthrough idea; something that...

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12 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Not Make a Good President

(331) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 12:43 PM

There are at least 12 reasons why Mitt Romney would not make a good president. Here's my list. What's yours?

1 • He neither understands nor represents most Americans. The man lacks empathy for those who have not had all the benefits he has had in life. His presidency would...

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13 Unlucky Reasons Why Facebook Is Rapidly Approaching Peak Hype

(4) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 4:39 PM

Many environmentalists subscribe to a view known as "peak oil" -- a term used to describe an inflection point in history in which half of the oil that exists in the world has been used. From the moment peak oil has been reached a fossil fuel-based economy will enter a...

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Extending Arianna Huffington's "GPS for the Soul" Into a New Operating System for the Economy

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Yesterday Arianna Huffington published an important article for HuffPost. It's an article that I have been hoping somebody would write for a long, long time. In her post entitled GPS for the Soul: A Killer App for Better Living, she wrote: "I was asked to 'gaze into the crystal ball'...

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The eBook Publishing Revolution Has Just Begun

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 2:42 PM

In 2009, when Kevin Gao left the consulting firm, McKinsey, he decided to share some of his knowledge about the world of consulting in the form of an eBook. Soon he was a self-published author ... a very special kind of published author -- one who was actually making money,...

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Google Flashback -- My 2000 Interviews with Sergey Brin and Larry Page - Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 7:57 PM

When I started writing for Upside magazine in late 1999, my first assignment was a story about an obscure search startup with a weird name based in Mountain View, Calif. At that time, few people beyond the Stanford campus or Silicon Valley had ever heard of Google. With frugal founders...

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What Is "The Wall Street System" and Can It Be Changed?

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 11:28 AM

While an undergraduate at Harvard in the late sixties, I lived in an student house that achieved a reputation as a hotbed of radical activity during the campus protests. One of those activists was a senator's son by the name of Al Gore. Gore had to keep a low profile...

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Where Are the Investors Who Will Back the Googles of Tomorrow?

(4) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 5:32 PM

VCs and angel investors are inundated with business plans. Most plans just go onto the heap. Let's assume that the entrepreneur has done a little homework to find the VCs and angel investors who are interested in their space. From that pool, how can an investor recognize the startups and...

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Republicans Walk Out of Debt Ceiling Talks: Accuse President Obama of Having the Cooties

(10) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 11:00 AM

Washington DC -- The political theatre surrounding debt talks took a strange twist this weekend at the White House when Republicans stormed out of the meeting, accusing President Obama of having the cooties.

With both the broad outlines and specifics of the debt ceiling negotiations having been...

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Fool's Gold For Venture Capital Investors

(3) Comments | Posted February 18, 2011 | 2:47 PM

Over a career as a financial journalist that spans decades, I've interviewed a hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs in high tech. I frequently ask them what's the most important factor in their investment decisions. The answer is so predictable, I've become skeptical about it, something to the effect, "We bet...

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