nick hanauer

nich hanauer


intro’d to Nick here:

Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

i am actually pretty good at 1) high tolerance for risk 2) good intuition about what will happen in the future

how about a crazy high risk that we can’t not try: a people experiment

new capitalism – the more people we include the better it works…


book: the garden of democracy,  written with Eric Liu

True self interest is mutual interest. (Society, it turns out, is an ecosystem that is healthiest when we take care of the whole.) 

none of us if one of us ness


ted 2012?:

taxing the rich to make the middle class thrive

interview on banning of 2012? ted and book – garden of democracy:

good on 7:45


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Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, philanthropist, author. Read our new book, The Gardens of Democracy.

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Nick Hanauer is a co-founder and partner in Seattle-based venture capital firm, Second Avenue Partners. Second Avenue provides management, strategy, and capital for early stage companies.


Hanauer is one of the most successful Entrepreneurs, investors and managers in the Northwest with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, retailing, e-commerce, digital media and advertising, software, aerospace, health care, and finance.



Here’s what @NickHanauer had to say about the importance of economic inclusion

(51 sec video)

we have a collective responsibility to drive that process of inclusion.. and to remember that .. because prosperity is really is best understood as solutions to human problems.. the amount of prosperity in society we create has nothing to do with how much money we earn it’s how many of other people’s problems we solve.. what that means.. every econ choice we make is an explicitly moral choice.. do we create or cure cancer.. we need to take much more seriously that responsibility….

deep/simple/open enough – for all of us..




in kate‘s doughnut econ


in their book the gardens of democracy, eric lui and nick hanauer argue that moving from ‘machinebrain’ to ‘gardenbrain’ thinking calls for a simultaneous shift away from believing that things will self regulate to realising that things need stewarding.. ‘to be a gardener is not to let nature take its course; it is to tend.. gardeners don’t make plants grow but they do create conditions where plants can thrive and they do make judgements about what should and shouldn’t be in the garden’..

eric.. nick