Matthew Monahan – Technology in Service to Justice Through Enlightened Enterprise

“Lead with values and make sure you are doing business with people you really trust and enjoy working with and the rest will find its way.”  - Matthew Monahan

In this episode of Next Economy Now, Kevin Bayuk, a Partner at LIFT Economy, interviews Matthew Monahan, co-founder and CEO of the 150 person technology company and certified B Corp, Inflection.  Matthew is humble and successful entrepreneur, a thoughtful and compassionate human being and a leading steward of the emerging ethic of service and giving through enterprise and through appropriate application of technology.

You will hear how Matthew and his brother, co-founder of Inflection, have expressed their generosity in the way they have integrated a for profit and nonprofit model.  The Namaste Foundation, which they started when they sold a portion of Inflection, owns 10% of Inflection and the company also voluntarily dedicates a portion of revenue and employee time to diverse expressions of service in the community.  

Inflection is extending its core technology to begin to support new possibilities in restorative justice.  Matthew also shares his enthusiasm for New Zealand as a prime launch pad for innovating on practices to address the core problems of our time, like climate change and social inequities.  

In the interview you will hear Matthew share about some the groups and organizations that the Namaste Foundation is supporting such as Enspiral and Mindful Schools which are developing scalable models for transforming how we live, how we organize and how we communicate to create that a more beautiful world we know is possible.    Matthew also shares some insights on corporate culture, technology, the pressures imposed by capitalization.  

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Kevin Bayuk works at the intersection of ecology and economy where permaculture design meets next economy organizations intent on meeting human needs while enhancing the conditions conducive to all life. He is a co-founder and  partner with LIFT Economy, the Senior Financial Fellow at Project Drawdown and a founding partner of the Urban Permaculture Institute.  LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. You can follow Kevin on Twitter @kevinbayuk or email him kevin@lifteconomy.com.