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Not Business as Usual – Documentary on subversive entrepreneurship released

A new documentary by Institute B, a progressive business incubator assisting innovative ventures in Vancouver, has just been released. Check it out here http://www.instituteb.com/not-business-as-usual/

It features a few prominent Hastings Crossing BIA businesses, Potluck Cafe and Catering and Save On Meats, just across the street as well as Mike Rowlands of Junxion Strategy.

Here’s the film’s brief description:

A Film About Disrupting the Business Quo

It was the promise of something better…

A better life for your family, a better start for your business, a better legacy to leave the world. Founded on the virtues of hard work, equal opportunity and a free market economy.

But somewhere between the dreaming, and the making, and the buying, and the selling – we were duped. And we’re just now beginning to realize how badly.

Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism as envisioned by Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, the most influential economist of the late 20th century. The film explores why he only measured success by one metric: Greed. And how that narrow view has resulted in environmental destruction, human rights abuses and ironically enough, unsustainable business practices.

This feature length documentary tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism and features the inspiring stories of several subversive entrepreneurs from Vancouver who are redefining what it means to be successful.

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