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Nine Books for Responsible Entrepreneurs to Read in 2013: to change how you think about business

December 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Learn more about The Responsible Entrepreneur on a free tele seminar on Jan. 10th 2013. Sign up here to participate or listen to the recorded call. It will focus on the six strategic questions that must be answered and how they must be, to succeed in business and have the platform to change the world. […]

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Do It Yourself Era

June 20th, 2012 · No Comments

I love 800CEOREAD’s blog. 800CEOREAD sells books published by, well, publishers. Not DIY.  In spite of that this week they offer a fun and useful piece about DIY in the process of reviewing a book. It opens this way: “We live in a do-it-yourself age. … Not only is the world more competitive than twenty […]

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Making Sustainability Everyone’s Job— A Review of The Green to Gold Business Playbook

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments

I have a young protégé who was a sustainability director at Campbell’s Soup for a few years before she headed to Africa for volunteer work.  She’s a scientist with a doctoral degree in water ecology and engineering. Often, as she walks through factories and offices, she can see what would save energy and reduce waste. […]

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Book Review: TouchPoints

May 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

We all love a transformation story, one in which someone’s life changes and, as a result, they change who they are—and then the world around them. Stories like these filled the Oprah show but rarely do you see them in business books. Often even the memoires of CEOs like Jack Welch don’t connect you to real people who change some part of the world as they take on their own transformations.

Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Doug Conant, the CEO of Campbell’s Soup, and Mette Norgaard, an expert in strategic learning, is such a story. Reading it you’ll find yourself feeling as if you finally know a CEO, up close and personal, and you’ll like him. As a result you’ll trust him and, by extension, you’ll also trust his leadership. I think that’s the responsibility view of the book and its point, also.

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Review of The Responsible Business: by CSRwire’s Elaine Cohen

April 20th, 2011 · No Comments

A book review of The Responsible Business by Elaine Cohen for CSRwire.

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An Interview with Matt May, Author of THE SHIBUMI STRATEGY

February 11th, 2011 · No Comments

On Monday we looked at building intrinsic capability to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. On Wednesday I offered an overview of one great thinker’s suggestion for doing such capability building. Matthew E. May wrote a wonderful fable based on the Zen practice of shibumi principles. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions here—some […]

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Leadership, Responsibility, and Intrinsic Capability

February 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

On Monday the Responsible Business looked at the Egyptian protests from the tendency of many leaders to blame others for shortfalls that happen on their watch. I proposed that this was less an example of scapegoating than lack of capability to think systemically and read emerging patterns correctly. A significant contributor to this blame game is […]

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Egyptian Leadership Blames “Outsiders”— Another Example of How Responsibility Depends on Personal Capability

February 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Egyptian leaders have finally met with protestors. Not much has changed. What jumped out in the headlines today was Mubarak’s assertion that the protests are stimulated and fueled by outsiders. The country would not have all these problems if outsiders would just leave them alone. My post won’t offer a different way to understand these particular […]

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Definitely The Next Adam Smith: Economic Recovery Is Not Enough

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

I have read every posting on Umair Haque’s blog for about six months now. That is rare for me. Even though I am a loyal person, this is not about loyalty but about deep meaning, innovation and practicality in the business sphere.  Those three qualities are rarely found in the same mind, and it’s especially […]

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Why I Believe in Capitalism

January 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Gregory Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal special reporter, and author of The Greatest Trade Ever, just tweeted: “Spoke re my book at Peking University, great questions-Everyone’s a capitalist today in the East, even as capitalism is disparaged in West” @GZuckerman Zuckerman’s tweet, reminded me about why I still believe in capitalism even knowing it needs a […]

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