Friday, March 13, 2009


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May 13 - October 14, 2009
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Specials & Promotions

Our featured interviewees are busy, productive people with all kinds of things going on. Please peruse this ongoing list of Specials and Promotions to find items that may be of interest and use to you. We will provide as many details as possible, beginning always with the EXPIRATION DATE if one exists, and the INTERVIEWEE NAME.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

About Social Alchemists

Imagine and describe the ways business can act that are restorative to society and the environment. Restoration is not a business term. But then, neither is degradation.
Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce

SOCIAL: Pertaining to the interaction of humans with one another, either as individuals or in groups; pertaining to mutual support and welfare.

ALCHEMY: A medieval chemical philosophy asserting the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of a panacea, or the preparation of the elixir of longevity. An art of ancient origins, alchemy can be interpreted as an inquiry into humanity's relationship with the cosmos and the will of the Creator, manifested as either a devotional philosophy transforming humans into perfect beings, or the attempted transmutation of base metals into gold or silver. The catalyst required was the elixir of life, tincture, or philosophers' stone, the search for which has long obsessed people of all ranks.

SOCIAL ALCHEMISTS: If alchemy is transforming lead into gold, social alchemy* would be the transmutation of a sick, depleted, fearful society into a healthy, vibrant, loving, grateful group of human beings who want only the best for each other and will do anything necessary to create a better world, not only for themselves, but for all future generations.

The goal of this blog is to explore the ways that individuals across myriad industries, businesses, pursuits, disciplines, and interests are acting as agents of change in our world.

Each interviewee has been asked precisely the same questions – and, each being an individual, each has answered their own way, with their own voice, vision, and vast knowledge about their area of specialization. View the questions on our Interviewee Questionnaire page.

If you (or anyone you know) share our mission for social change and would like to be participate by being interviewed or completing the questionnaire, please e-mail me directly at

Many thanks for your support!!


*My Twitter buddy @sojourner9 offered this definition of social alchemist: "a shaman of deconstruction." I agree. We’re deconstructing, with the goal of rebuilding, better than ever before.

Interviewee Questionnaire


Business name

Primary phone

Mailing address

eMail address

Primary Web site


Other relevant sites


Do you have any degrees or professional certificates? If yes, in what?

How long have you been involved in your industry/interest?

How did you select/get involved in your industry/interest?

How do you or your interest/industry manifest, encourage, support, advocate for, further, inspire, or pursue social change?

What is your vision or goal?

What has been your biggest success?

What has been your biggest failure?

What has been your greatest lesson?

What single tip or piece of advice would you offer our readers?

This is your platform - what is your CALL TO ACTION for our readers?

Do you have any specials or offers you'd like to promote or events you'd like us to add to our calendar?

Please list 5 keywords our readers might use to search for this interview.






Please attach your logo, head shot, other photos of yourself and/or clients, or any other graphics that would help illustrate your vision for your interest/industry as a means of social change.

Do you know anyone, locally or elsewhere, who would make a good interview candidate/participant in Social Alchemists? If we already have a connection, I’ll let you know. If I don’t know them but believe they’d be a good fit, I would really appreciate it if you’d be willing to make an introduction.

Many, many, many thanks for your contribution!


Welcome to Social Alchemists!

Social Alchemists is a community of like-minded people who are working to change the world in ways big and small, either through their business or a commitment to a nonprofit organization or other movement.

You can help! If you like what you see here, please spread the word! The more people who read this blog, the more exposure each of our experts will receive.

Please feel free to contact the featured experts directly and to comment on the posts! Your input is crucial to our success.

How do you want to change the world? It doesn’t matter if your cause/interest is world peace, feeding the hungr/starving, prison reform, environmentalism and conservation, women’s rights, gay rights, civil rights, ending war, education, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, pets, the economy, or anything else under the sun.

What matters is that you stay informed and get engaged! That’s what we’re about.

Stay put - or come back often. More to come soon!