” Evolving the Future of Corporations: A Conversation with Toby Shannan”

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Meet Toby Shannan–the son of hippy parents growing up in rural Canada, high school jock, college dropout, construction worker–and Chief Support Officer of Shopify, the world’s second-largest online retail platform. Toby and Shopify have always had a long-term and holistic mission to be part of a thriving ecosystem into the far future.  Now he is teaming up with scientists such as Jonathan Haidt and David Sloan Wilson to help Shopify achieve its laudable goals and provide a model for other corporations.
Announcing the latest major TVOL series, Evolution, Complexity, and the Third Way of Entrepreneurship
Toby’s “Ideas at Work” podcast: https://ideasatworkpodcast.com
EthicalSystems.org, an organization founded on the conviction that in the long run, good ethics is good business.
Prosocial, the first change method based on evolutionary science
to enhance cooperation and collaboration for groups of all types and sizes.
Eric Michael Johnson

Eric Michael Johnson


Eric Michael Johnson is Managing Editor for This View of Life. He has a master’s degree in evolutionary anthropology focusing on primate behavioral ecology and received his Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of British Columbia. His dissertation, The Struggle for Coexistence (reviewed on TVOL here) focused on the debate between ‘Social’ Darwinism and ‘Socialist’ Darwinism in England, France, Germany, and Russia in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In addition to publishing original research in such places as the Journal of Human EvolutionAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Slavic and East European Review he has written on evolutionary topics for general audiences at SlateTimes Higher EducationDiscoverWiredPsychology Today and many others (see his website for more). He is a longtime advocate of science communication online and has spoken at academic as well as social media conferences on how important it is for scientists to reach out to the public by engaging readers with a compelling narrative. He can be found on Twitter at @ericmjohnson.