Henry George School of Social Science Calendar

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October 27 - November 02
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    Session 3

    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016


    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and enables the student to apply the tools in a real life setting through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training. Each session has two parts: one hour of theory and one hour of practice.

    Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

    Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    TIME: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST
    DATES: Tuesday: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $10 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    • Elevator Pitch and Value Proposition | Form Project Teams
      • The Elevator Pitch
      • Value Proposition
      • Problem Statement
      • Customer Segment
      • Hands-on: Pitch Team Ventures, Form Project Teams
      • Handout: Principles of Pitching, Defining a value proposition, Defining my problem statement, Project Management Tools (Agile)
    • MVP and Value Proposition Canvas | Customer Validation
      • MVP and the Value Proposition Canvas
      • Customer Validation and Pivoting
      • Hands-on: Define teams’ MVP, Customer Validation
      • Handout: Value Proposition Canvas, Theory and tools of MVP and Customer Validation
    • Business Model Part I | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part I (VP, Customer Segments, CR, Marketing Channels, Revenue)
      • Business Plan basics
      • Selected Topics: Design Thinking, Accounting, PR & Marketing: Social Media Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Communication
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part I
      • Handout: Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Template
    • Business Model Part II | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part II (Partners, Key resources, Key Activities, Costs)
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part II | Practice Final Presentations
    • Course Summary | Final Presentations
      • Course summary
      • Final Presentations
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    Reforming our Monetary System – Challenges and Opportunities

    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Reforming our Monetary System – Challenges and Opportunities

    Money Talks returns with Michael White and Steven Walsh of the American Monetary Institute to discuss monetary Reform

    Over the last twenty years, calls for a fundamental reform of the monetary system have taken various shapes. Their common thread lies in the dissatisfaction with the current privately-generated money supply, which is premised on perpetual debt creation underwritten by the central bank. In this Money Talk workshop, Michael White and Steven Walsh will discuss major developments in the history of money and reform in America and the world, culminating in contemporary ‘state of the art’ approaches to reform, including opening up Reserve accounts and an introduction to how parity pricing for raw materials could radically improve a future economy.

    Michael White is a historian and international teacher, he has been researching and writing a book on understanding money and monetary history. Steve Walsh is a Chicago based school teacher and organizer. He is one of the leaders American Monetary Institute, and has been active in parity pricing for farmers in recent years.

    Date: Friday, November 1
    Speakers: Michael White and Steven Walsh 
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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    The Golden Path of Sacred Rule Economics

    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This one-day forum will shine a light on the perennial economic wisdom and teachings that have guided great civilizations in the past.

    Our current system of neoliberal economics is a false and deceptive ideology that is causing enormous personal/planetary pain, grotesque wealth inequality and unending wars. Sacred Rule Economics sets forth principles and policies that guided several ancient civilizations in attaining a high degree of social harmony, overall well-being and the flourishing of the arts. This one-day forum will shine a light on these perennial wisdom teachings and suggest ways they can be put in place in New York and worldwide. By the end of the forum you may have clear ideas about what you can do to pull our country out of its current nosedive, end the corruption of economics, and build a “win-win” world that works for everyone.


    Charles R. Avila: Executive Director of the Confederation of National Coconut Farmers’ Organizations of the Philippines. He is the author of the now classic book Ownership: Early Christian Teachings. A former mayor of the town of his birth (Tanauan Leyte), he has served as Consultant of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, as Secretary-General of the 18-nation Asian Cultural Forum on Development, a Research Fellow at the Centro Intercultural de Documentacion in Mexico, at the Institute for Food and Development Policy in San Francisco, a Staff Writer of South Magazine in London, a lecturer on agrarian reforms at the Land Reform Training Institute in Taiwan, and Deputy Secretary General of the Philippine Congress of Agrarian and Industrial Workers. Based in Manila he continues to be involved in the coconut levy funds case, mining issues, and the cause of the peasantry.

    Alanna Hartzok: Co-founder/co-director of Earth Rights Institute, a United Nations NGO representative, and a transpersonal psychologist. She received the Radical Middle Book Award for her book The Earth Belongs to Everyone, a collection of 30 of her articles and essays and the International Earth Day Award presented by the Earth Society Foundation. She has given lectures and seminars in more than 30 countries and is currently working on implementation projects based on the public finance recommendations of the New Urban Agenda. Hartzok was the Green Party candidate for Congress in 2001 in her congressional district and the Democratic Party candidate in 2014. She enjoys tending to organic gardens, animals and grandchildren on her micro-farm in south central Pennsylvania.

    Private Event

    2:00 pm-4:30 pm
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    No additional detail for this event.