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Welcome to The Inspired Economist

The word Editor’s note: We’re pleased to launch the fifteenth blog in the Green Options Media blog network today: The Inspired Economist. A counterpart to Ecopreneurist and other blogs in our Business & Technology channel, The Inspired Economist will cover the broad world of green and conscious business. Please welcome lead writer and founder John-Paul Maxfield to the GO Media family!

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to The Inspired Economist (IE).  The goal of this blog is to highlight the individuals and companies applying passion and innovation to economic, social, and environmental challenges.   Our intention is to create a resource that serves as a bridge between idealism and capitalism, profit and passion, iconoclast and industrialist, right and left, and all of the other dichotomies that serve as distractions from the serious issues that face the world.  We aim to foster creativity, and to rally both emerging and established business leaders around the goal of creating a more just and sustainable society.

Above all, we want the Inspired Economist to do just that: inspire.  We have no use for “gloom and doom.”  The world needs hope, and the Inspired Economist will profile business leaders who’ve embraced progress and optimism as their primary motivations.

It is my genuine hope that the Inspired Economist will continue to grow and become a leading resource for the New Economy.   Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you often.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT MY OLD POSTS WERE MERGED WITH THE CURRENT FORMAT.  THE OLD IE SITE SERVED AS A RESOURCE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND AN AGGREGATOR OF INFORMATION, INCLUDING INTERESTING SITES, PRESS RELEASES, ETC.  THE OLD POSTS WERE NOT WRITTEN FROM MY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE, RATHER, MY ROLE WAS THAT OF A CONNECTOR BETWEEN IE READERS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION.  THIS IS ALL TO SAY THAT THE OLD POSTS IN THIS NEW FORMAT SHOW MY PICTURE AND SAY “BY JOHN-PAUL MAXFIELD”, BUT THIS IS MISLEADING AS THEY MAY BE PRESS RELEASES OR LINKS TO SITES THAT ARE PROPERLY CITED, BUT NOT WRITTEN BY ME.)

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.

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