Systems Thinking for the Next Economy

from HATCH Global Living Room with Denise Hearn

Denise Hearn | Co-author of Myth of capitalism, which explores industry concentration and monopoly power and its effects on wages, consumer prices, inequality, and shareholder returns. Capitalism without competition is not capitalism. Denise helps investors, companies, and organizations activate capital and develop strategies for impact, and works to support a future economy in which all humans and ecological systems thrive together.

Denise Hearn is an advisor, author, and speaker who works with organizations, asset managers, and companies who want to use their resources to support a more equitable future.

She is co-author of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition — named one of the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2018 and endorsed by two Nobel Prize winners. Her writing has been featured in publications like the Financial Times, Quartz, The Globe and Mail, and The Washington Post. She has presented to over 50,000 people around the world at venues including the Oxford Union, Bloomberg, and the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

Denise helped launch the First Principles Forum, a platform to support and challenge technology company founders who want to use their wealth for good — in partnership with Bloomberg Beta and The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

She is a Senior Fellow at the American Economic Liberties Project and on the Advisory Board of The Predistribution Initiative’s Asset Owner & Allocator Capacity Building & Research Project.

Denise has an MBA from the Oxford Saïd Business School, where she co-chaired the Social Impact Oxford Business Network and has a BA in International Studies from Baylor University. She resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband, and enjoys hiking, singing, and breaking conversation norms at parties.