Our financial systems are broken - not fit for purpose. The evolution of capitalism has stalled and no longer meets our human needs or the conditions that we face. When we examine how our relationship with money has evolved, we can see how the values and mind-sets we held have become embedded in systems that are now poorly adapted to today's world. This book describes what is required now of the system and we who use it, in order to enable its redesign and rebuild. Our economic values, relationships and systems operate at several levels. They drive individual views and actions. They show up in our societal choices and political priorities. Our businesses and corporations function according to our perceptions of how ownership, engagement, commitment, benefit and purpose should be framed and governed.
Reinventing Capitalism is not a technical book and its themes are presented in everyday terms that we can all understand. Nor is this an exercise in theory. Its only function is to help us solve today's problems - to see how we find our way to stability, sustainability, fairness and functionality. Money was invented as a tool to serve us; now it drives our choices and decisions and has become