All posts tagged Global

The Tesla Battery Heralds The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels

Now the renewable power billionaire Elon Musk has just blown away that final defence. Last Thursday in California he introduced to the world his sleek new Powerwall – a wall-mounted energy storage unit that can hold 10 kilowatt hours of electric energy, and deliver it at an average of 2 kilowatts, all for US$3,500.


Imagine making 2 billion fossil fuel vehicles irrelevant. Energy storage can make them unnecessary, uneconomical, and  completely unfashionable. Elon Musk is taking breathtaking entrepreneurial leaps that very few can dream about. And he will not be alone because he continues to make Tesla’s intellectual property available to all. He wants the sea change–he’s orchestrating a rising tide.  This article goes into more detail. Read more

My talk at Tedx UN Plaza: Business Can Turn Any Global Issue into a Bona Fide Business Opportunity to Do Good and Do Well

David Cooperrider speaking at TEDxUNplazaThis blog post is based on my recent talk to thousands of people at TEDx United Nations Plaza on September 16th 2013. What an inspiring TEDx event! 

If you are interested, simply go to the link below for a video of my talk. It was an honor to be at the United Nations with so many great leaders in the room–Secretary General Ban Kin Moon and inspiring CEOs such as Naveen Jain.  My talk starts at the 1:03:10 mark of the video, of the day’s fourth session.

Business as one of the most Positive Forces for a Better World: It’s True!

Imagine what would happen to you if you had the ability to see consistently, and connect with, every strength—every one of the capacities—inherent in the world around you; or to see every positive potential in your son or daughter; or, like Michelangelo, the intellectual ability to “sense” the towering, historic figure of David “already existing” in the huge slab of marble—even before the reality.

Indeed, the appreciable world—the universe of strength, value, and life-generating potential all around us—is so much larger than our normal appreciative capacity. Yet there are some—we all know them—who seem to have a special knack for seeing, noticing, and connecting with ever-expanding domains of positive potential. There are great coaches who see extraordinary things in their players, hidden strengths no one has ever seen. There are grandparents who “know” the specialties of their grandchild, intuitively it seems, long before those potentials are nurtured or even recognized by others. Could such appreciative capacity explain, for example, the success of leaders who have ranked relatively low on traditional measures of IQ but have gone on to change human history or reshape entire industries?

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