AHA!: Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over

Woody Tasch


We’re headed for the greatest, noblest, messiest, most meaningful AHA! of all time. To get there, we need to navigate anew our relationship with money, financial markets and the limits of economic growth. Which would be scary, if it weren’t for all the beauty and community we can find on a parallel path.

About Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green), SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital (Slow Money Institute), and AHA!: Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over (Slow Money Institute). Tasch is former chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit angel network that has facilitated more than $200 million of investments in over 300 early-stage, sustainability-promoting companies. As treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation in the 1990s, he was a pioneer of mission-related investing. He was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. Utne Reader named him “One Of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”


Daniela Howell

Daniela Howell, Executive Director, The Savory Institute

Stirring us to local grassroots engagement in food and finance, AHA! is inspirational, poetic, and powerful. A must-read for anybody serious about regeneration.

Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom, County Commissioner, San Miguel County, CO

Woody has done it again! He has taken our strange and stressful world of current events and woven wise words into an upbeat series of soul/soil-centered solutions. These pragmatic possibilities are perfectly suited for our crisis-riddled times.