The Jake Sasseville Show – Why We’re So Addicted to Growth

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Douglas Rushkoff’s work is a compass for a new world. A recovering theater director whose first book “Cyberia” got side-lined in 1992 by the publisher because “the Internet wasn’t going to be a ‘thing’ by 1993,” is the author of “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity” which articulates this new digital economy, shows us how we can both grow (and stop growing) and still be prosperous.

He’s part philosopher of economics, and part media historian.

“We think we need money to have an economy,” is one of my favorite lines of the interview.

It spoke to me deeply, and I think will touch all of you entrepreneurs, financial folks, even artists and creators. It shows a new way of thought by understanding business and debt by going back to its roots in the 12th and 13th century. And, Douglas is a helluva entertaining guy to boot.

Powerful for our times. Right now. It will ignite something deep within you.