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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 1

January 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Whether you are building a new business or growing an established one, it is important to know what factors can limit your success. Often actions we take for what seem to be the best of reasons turn out to be errors. Over time, these errors can spread into our decision-making processes and implementation. There are […]

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Three New Year’s Resolutions for The Responsible Entrepreneur

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

We as individuals love our New Year’s resolutions, those steps we promise ourselves we’ll take to improve our health, relationships, and prosperity. But research shows that most resolutions are forgotten within two weeks. It also confirms that when our friends make the same or similar resolutions, we stick with ours longer and do a better […]

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The Responsible Resource: The Ethics and Practice of Helping

August 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

We all need help sometimes. We need ideas and help clarifying them. We need help straightening out ideas about ourselves and the world and help living up to our potential as full human beings. So do organizations. Many of us  do more than our job at work, seeking to improve the ability and outcomes of […]

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The Responsible Entrepreneur and The Social Entrepreneur – Part Two

July 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I posted an entry to my blog last week about the difference between The Responsible Entrepreneur and The Social Entrepreneur, in which I looked at six entrepreneurial characteristics and the necessity for a responsible CHANG(E) system in order to be both successful and responsible in business. Today I am going to build on that start […]

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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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Innovation for Growth AND Reduction of Consumerism

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments

 Cindy Esposito, COO and Co-Founder of 3BL Media, posed a great question at Justmeans group on LinkedIn. Can Innovation Lead Us to Growth (and Happiness) Without Consumption? My response: Actually, we need to redefine growth. There are three forms in living systems. The first is expansion, growth that cannot continue throughout a whole life without dire […]

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Why Feedback Is Irresponsible and What To Do Instead: Part Two

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Part of a series of six reflections on the impact of feedback processes, including 360º feedback on Responsibility behavior. It is based on six premises about human nature that are not well understood

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Sustainablity: Moving from “Less Harm” to “Deep Good”

June 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Lately there’s a lot of conversation among business people about “doing good” in the world, rather than settling for doing “less bad.” Two weeks ago, at Sustainable Brands 2011 in Monterey, California, the conversation became a little louder and more intense—partly because Jeffrey Hollender was present. He has been using this language for the last few […]

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! What is Business’s Responsibility?

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments

There is a loud and escalating cry for businesses to create jobs in order to put people to work—and an equally strong debate about why businesses aren’t doing it and what their responsibility is in periods of high unemployment. This week’s post looks at what businesses can do and what they should take responsibility for. […]

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McDonald’s & Customers’ Lives: The Responsible Business’s Performance Indices

May 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Health professionals and organizations have signed a letter to McDonald’s Corp, asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and to retire Ronald McDonald. McDonald’s has a responsibility for the health of children and that they expect the company to change many of its practices.

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