Future Here Now: May 25
Helpful and not-so-much
Welcome back to Future Here Now, where we discover the unexpected ways that the world around us is changing, how that’s affecting our communities, and what we can do right now to help the places we care about thrive into the future.
In this edition:
Coming Soon: Is Private Equity joining… or co-opting?
Cooperatively-owned businesses are experiencing a resurgence, and conventional equity sources are realizing that employees who don’t have a stake in the business don’t necessarily care how it does (especially when other jobs are available.) But what now?
Local Learning: Taking over from the landlord, with help.
Home ownership for low income people can seem impossible, especially in a place that’s experiencing the pressures of gentrification. It can be done….with the right factors and support in place. But that’s a big conditional statement.
Do Now: get a mentor. The young kind.
I’ve been reminded recently of the need for two-way mentorship. Pretending it’s the oldster’s jobs to give wisdom to young adults is sooooo Industrial Era outdated.
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