The presentation about evolving capitalism Vinny gave via Zoom was very inspiring and has changed the way I see our economic system.

– Linda, University of Tampa

Wow! Thank you so so much for your amazing lecture yesterday. My students LOVED it. We definitely have to make this an every-semester event.”

You really brought some amazing and intriguing ideas and concepts that my students needed to be exposed to, and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to drop some amazing wisdom and knowledge! 

I so look forward to having you back next month!

– Tammy Charles, University of Tampa

Vinny is an amazing thinker. His work with the Institute for Economic Evolution has been extremely well received with FPP, a nonprofit coalition of Financial Capability practitioners. I am looking forward to the change that I know that Vinny can make happen for Floridians!

– Bill Mills, President/CEO, FPP

Vinny Tafuro is a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker. His enthusiasm for his well-researched content, combined with his concise and direct delivery, facilitates stimulating discussion and reflection about vital issues impacting our present and future society. He seamlessly connects short-term challenges with the long-term vision of a more sustainable economy. I highly recommend Mr. Tafuro for speaking engagements!

– Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education, Florida Aquarium


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    Economists have considered social capital the ‘dark matter’ of the economy. From Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ to the tremendous impact of the Internet on society, there is no doubt that GDP simply cannot ‘see’ vast sectors of the economy. Vinny Tafuro examines how social trust influences social capital and how big data may provide the first opportunity to measure social capital and provide modern metrics to fuel investment in societal health, wellbeing, and education to truly usher in the knowledge economy.“Build #SocialCapital metrics w/a #UGCIndex to #GoBeyondGDP providing modern metrics for the digital age. #EconomicUpgrade w/@vinnytafuro” Click to tweet.


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