We the Owners

The Beyster Institute is proud to announce the availability of the documentary film, We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream. The film was produced in San Diego by Mary Ann Beyster, executive producer; and Bianca Lipshitz, associate producer. The Beyster Institute hosted the West Coast premiere of the film on Nov. 13, 2012 at the Rady School of Management, UCSD. The film was well received by an audience of students, professors, local businesses, friends, family and the community-at-large.

Successfully thriving in the global economy of the 21st century and beyond will require new business models and strategies to enable the American dream of opportunity and economic prosperity. One model is employee ownership. We the Owners captures stories from the founders and employees from New Belgium Brewing, Namasté Solar, and DPR Construction and brings the perspectives of the employee owners into the classroom and entrepreneurial centers. Hear their perspectives on shared ownership structures, highly empowering corporate cultures, linked risk and reward, and human-capital innovation models. Follow their decisions on founding the company, expansion, succession, recruitment, and layoffs.

This is a feel-good film that presents an optimistic view of what people can achieve when working together with common goals of shared responsibilities and shared rewards. Watch the trailer, purchase the film and access free online resources at www.wetheowners.com. For further information view the news release here.

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