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About the Author
Jess Rimington is a next economy strategist focused on the design and ethics of emerging post-capitalisms. Her practice and research is grounded in historical analysis, accessible truth-telling, and present-day experimentation. She is focused on supporting the imagination of small business and organizational leaders to step out of the current extractive systems into more resilient paradigms by transforming how we work. Jess's work is informed by over a decade of experience leading two global organizations-as both an Executive Director and Managing Director-building cross-cultural staff teams with innovative work cultures rooted in power-sharing. Jess served as a Visiting Scholar with Stanford University's Global Projects Center where she co-facilitated research with more than 200 collaborators to identify co-creative practices that awaken next economies.Joanna Levitt Cea is dedicated to reimagining investment and funding practices to lift up the well-being of all. She has worked in community-driven efforts to stop destructive investments that threaten local livelihoods and ecosystems, and she has also helped launch solutions that enable communities to determine our own economic futures. Joanna led the human rights organization International Accountability Project for eight years, and served as founding director of the Buen Vivir Fund with Thousand Currents. She served as a Visiting Scholar with Stanford University's Global Projects Center where she co-facilitated a research initiative with more than 200 collaborators to identify co-creative practices that awaken next economies.
Beloved Economies is a pragmatic guide for all of us who know we are ready to move beyond our current extractive and violent economy, beyond the divisive, label-based politics of how we currently manage the abundance of earth, but wonder how to make such a massive shift into what feels unknown. This jaw-dropping circle of bright minds gather here to generously shed light for us on a multitude of pathways forward, centering seven core practices. Emergent strategy is woven throughout, as we are reminded of our agency in creating more possibilities for the future.
Adrienne Maree Brown, author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and New York Times bestseller Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
Eric Ries, author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup