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Brighton, Colorado: In this episode of our show, we return to the farm to meet an inventor and one of America's biggest vegetable growers. His name is Bob Sakata and his life's journey, his cause, has been to lighten the load of the farm worker.  He is driven because he does not forget all the back-breaking work he did as a child. Here is a man with a deep affection for life. He is naturally gracious and has a generous spirit.  His goal is to make work easier for the people he loves, and he has.

Since his earliest days on the farm back in the 1940, Bob Sakata has invented many labor saving devices; many of which you will see in this episode.  Bob is an activist;  he loves farming.  On his 3200+ acres grows some of the the sweetest corn on earth because of Bob's seed cultivations.

Bob lobbied for the repeal of the death tax; and in June 2003, the farmers of America won their day on Capitol Hill. Yet, in a very real way, we all won. Keeping open space, seeking alternatives to urban sprawl, requires us all to embrace the source of our food,  the farmlands.

We call small business owners New American Heroes because they are innovators, risk takers, and job generators.

A servant within his industry, Bob Sakata is President of the National Onion Association, former president of the National Sugarbeet Growers Association, a celebrated member of the Cooperative Extension Advisory Board at Colorado State University, a director or president of one of several irrigation ditch companies, a director of the Adams County Economic Development Board, a member of Colorado Food Safety Task Force, a local School Board president, an adviser to the USDA, and so much more.

Now, meet Bob Sakata, an American icon, the farmer.

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Join the debate about capitalism and socialismHere are real solutions:

1. Grow a more sustainable business with even deeper values

Good people can help good people build an even better business.   Let's help each other work through the eight steps from an idea to a sustainable business.  More

2.  Help change the way we all do business. 

We can improve the business model.   Teach integrity, ethics, transparency -- no lying and no cheating of any kind -- and be generous within your community.   More

3.  Help change the media.  Begin with TV.  Become a producer.

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Step 1: Dreaming

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Step 5: Employing

Step 6: Scaling

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Step 7: Sustaining

Step 8: Exiting

Step 1-8: All of us

Understand the foundations of democracy and capitalism.   Meet Michael Novak.   Use this episode to teach the essentials of democratic capitalism. Key ideas.

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