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"Build A Better World" Tool Kit - Imagine 2012

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March 4, 2012
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 Get your “Build a Better World" Tool Kit to take to the International Co-operative Summit or just home to your community.

Register for Imagine 2012 <>  and meet your guides <>

Behavioural economists are showing that, if business owners try to motivate their workers with financial incentives, productivity often
declines. *Daniel Pink on Motivation (

If, however, employees are offered workplace autonomy, a chance to become really good at something, and an opportunity to make the world a better place, those incentives really do raise productivity.  Ideas like this fit with co-op purpose, values and principles.  Imagine  2012 will be a gathering of good economic ideas.

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To Build a Better World we must build a better economy. The Imagine 2012: Conference on Co-operative Economics will provide co-operative leaders with ideas and tools to build a better world based on a better economy.

At Imagine2012, internationally renowned proponents of a ‘new economy’ will explore the relationships of their specialties to a cohesive body of “cooperative economics” which could be utilized internationally.

 Meet ten of the Fifteen world class economic thinkers who will join you at Imagine 2012. <>

Imagine 2012 and the Summit are the product of collaboration by MMCCU, the International Co-operative Alliance ( and the Desjardins Group, Canada’s largest co-operative financial services provider, and a leader in co-op development. The venue, Quebec City, is a world-class center of culture, history and entertainment and glows with Autumn foliage in October.

“The world never needed co-operation more than it does now.”

I hope to see you there!

Tom Webb

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