David Korten

David KortenYES! Magazine, Co-founder and Board Chair
Living Economies Forum, Founder and President

Dr. David C. Korten is an American author, lecturer, former professor of the Harvard Business School and political activist. He is president of the Living Economies Forum, board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, and the author of several books, including When Corporations Rule the World, Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, and Change the Story- Change the Future. He advises the area on how a humanistic, values-based story of humanity can inform better teaching and research.

His work centers on defining a system frame for and path to a new economy in which life is valued more than money and power resides with ordinary people who care about one another, their community, and their natural environment. He earned MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and worked for thirty years in international development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.