On June 28, the World Business Academy’s Global Citizens Club hosted its second panel discussion on reimagining State Street and Downtown Santa Barbara, yielding some very good news: the World Business Academy announced that Amy Cooper, owner of the Plum Goods store on State Street, will head a new Santa Barbara Retail Task Force to help […]
The World Business Academy The retail sector in Santa Barbara, particularly downtown, has been struggling. Santa Barbara retailers currently face a perfect storm due to recent local natural disasters that have added to the impact of e-commerce, national trends, neighborhood vacancies, Byzantine local regulations, and the high cost of doing business in the city. On […]
Community Solutions to the ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Santa Barbara retailers currently face a perfect storm due to recent local natural disasters that have added to the impact of e-commerce, national trends, neighborhood vacancies, Byzantine local regulations, and the high cost of doing business in Santa Barbara. The World Business Academy’s Global Citizens Club convened a panel […]
The intention of this short film is to express the heartfelt concern that motivates World Business Academy Founding President Rinaldo S. Brutoco to put his effort, time and energy into the World Business Academy. This video combines contemporaneous comments from Brutoco, set to music by Gary Malkin, an eight-time Emmy award-winning composer, with film from […]
Dr. Deepak Chopra was the honored guest of the World Business Academy on March 28, 2014 at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. He and Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco discussed Dr. Chopra’s pioneering work in consciousness, the links with the Academy’s pioneering work on safe energy production and the shared goal of 100% renewable […]
We see an authentic leap forward occurring in business’ commitment to take responsibility for our collective future.
“Business will have a shaping effect on the future. The Academy’s self-imposed task is to bring as much enlightenment as possible to that shaping.”
A “supporting idea” response to the new “B Team” from Academy Fellow Elisabet Sahtouris
Listen to the full conversation about the critical need to move away from carbon-based fuels and the latest advancements in the field of Hydrogen power.
Business being the most pragmatic of all social organizational forms, it historically has focused narrowly on its economic activity without being distracted by the demands of political affiliations, societal and communal needs, environmental concerns, individual aspirations or civic pursuits, except for those which have been legislated or decreed by regulatory agencies, or the occasional token donation to a cultural charity such as the opera.
It’s been a year of record-breaking numbers, whether the number of heat records or other extreme weather events or the rate of Arctic ice melting. Bill McKibben’s article in Rolling Stone this August, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” explains the three numbers that matter most and their repercussions. The short version is on the 350.org […]