For all those thinking THRIVE is created for pure profit. Maybe the FAQ on Thrivemovement.com can help answer your concerns.
How is Foster related to Procter and Gamble?t
Foster is the great, great grandson of James Gamble, the founder of Procter & Gamble. He is in no way associated with the running of the
multi-national company that exists today. Foster has participated on his own and with various family initiatives to change company policy with regard
to issues such as animal testing and pollution. Foster used the time he was afforded by inheriting enough money to research issues that most people
don’t have time to pursue. He and Kimberly have invested eight years of uncompensated time and $4.5 million of their own money, (in partnership with
individual investors who invested an additional $2.5 million) to make the THRIVE film and website to help empower a self-creating movement that aims
to empower a world where all can thrive. Procter & Gamble has not funded THRIVE or any part of it. We welcome people checking the validity of this
statement with Procter & Gamble directly.
Why do I have to pay $5 to stream the movie?
First, we would like to take a moment to send a deep, heartfelt ‘thank you’ to each and every one of you who has rented, gifted, or purchased the
THRIVE film and explored our website.
Our team has received thousands of wonderful responses from many of you across the globe, and we are both thrilled and deeply grateful.
Second, we want to share with you why we believe our partnership with PlayItFWD (the platform that enables you to rent, stream and share THRIVE) is so
vitally important to our shared mission.
As you play THRIVE from our website, you will have the ability to ‘play it forward’ as a gift to your friends, family, and even your social
networks right at the moment of your deepest inspiration.
This is revolutionary in the online movie space, and we feel launching our film via PlayItFWD matches the cutting-edge, groundbreaking nature of
THRIVE’s message while at the same time giving YOU the power to ensure it reaches a critical mass of people!
You will also notice it costs $5 to rent THRIVE, and we want to address this issue head on.
We understand that many Internet-based movies are free, and we are introducing THRIVE not only as a critically important artifact based on it’s
message but also as a transcendent shift within the way money flows in our society.
Are you exhausted by watching massive, global corporations acquire and consume all the wealth in the world while harming both people and planet along
the way? Are you tired of hearing about (and perhaps experiencing personally) one incredible project after another being stifled by ‘lack of
funds’ and the scarcity model embedded within our current systems?
We are. And after putting 8 years of strenuous work and millions of dollars into THRIVE we aim to be a prime example for changing this system. We
believe our work has value, and that it is important for valuable work to be compensated – ours and everyone’s.
If you do not believe it is worth $5 to stream THRIVE, that's OK. You can also gather a group to stream it together. We have also created this
comprehensive website packed with resources and tools that you are free to use anytime. But just for a moment we ask you to think about how easily you
spend $5 on less valuable purchases.
There is a lot that needs to change within our current financial systems (which are rotten to the core) that have led many to believe that any form of
monetary exchange is unhealthy. But we firmly believe that radical global transformation will best thrive as we discover win/win models of prosperity.
Our THRIVE initiative would stall quickly without funding and we believe it is far preferable for us to do voluntary exchange with people who see real
value in our offering than to spend our time and energies seeking contributions to a government-regulated non-profit that then could not act
If the $5 seems like a stretch, you can lower the cost even more by watching with a group. If you do find THRIVE to be of significant value, then you
can express your own generosity by giving it to your friends at a discount through PlayItForward.
As for how our organization is set up, THRIVE is a for-profit operation. Over the last 8 years we have spent millions of dollars to create the film
and website, coming from both investors and our own, personal financing.
Our plan with the proceeds from the THRIVE movie is to compensate our team, reward our investors, and most importantly to continue to focus on finding
and distributing the critical solutions so we can truly create a thriving world for everyone!
We hope you choose to participate and help us to activate these new models by saying ‘Yes’ to renting THRIVE for $5 and gifting it forward at a
20% discount ($4) to those with whom you want to share it!
We believe creating new business models for global transformation is cr
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