Social Capitalism: The Changing Expectations of Business
by Dan Taylor
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Social Capitalist- the changing
expectations of business
Raised in Ontario
Went to school for international business first
day: Sept 11/2011 Twin Towers day.
Realized that expectations would be changing
Left after first semester, start of a journey of
discovery. Travelled the world, spoke to as
many people as possible
Trying to understand consequences of
polarization of wealth, economic dependency.
In the absence of natural resources, our greatest
resource is ourself.
Develop relationships and partnerships in order
Social Capiltal: the development of
social relationships in order to produce
Sees a change right now.
Why Social Capital?
First reason: Right now we have access to
more people than ever, and it's raising
awareness of possibilites and increasing
Second reason: higher capacity to act right
away ad change quickly, react instantly to the
How is SC generated?
Individuals can be their own journalists and
What can it do?
Kiva creates grassroots lending
Changing the way we perceive education and
learning, EX: the Khan Academy, Uses tech, Peer to peer
We expect education to continue to change in
What can we do with it now?
Giving customers more control
"How can we create value for ourselves by
giving others to opportunity to create value for
Final message: Starting in the rearview
mirror is no way to prepare for the
future! Integration and openness are