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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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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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Game-Changing Entrepreneurs: Beyond “Doing the Right Thing and Doing Good”

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments

All entrepreneurs spark a better future—their own and sometimes all of ours. The ideas they start with offer opportunities to develop new potential and to do it in their own ways. But not all entrepreneurial intentions or paths are the same; nor do they bring about the same degree of meaningful change. There are at […]

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Managing People Responsibly for Innovation

September 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Women in Innovation 2012 just took place in Seattle. I loved it. I loved speaking and leading a panel. I loved all but one thing: One person on one panel had such an outdated view of business leadership that I couldn’t figure out how she got there or which teachers had advised her. Her sin? […]

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Hierarchies vs. Personal Health and Social Productivity

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Open Culture website recently republished some interesting research on stress and its effect on people’s lives. The major point of the piece is that the higher you are in the hierarchy at work or the social strata, the better your health will be. The study shows that this is not because you have greater access […]

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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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Microsoft: The Perfect Example of an Irresponsible Business

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Vanity Fair’s exposé of Microsoft, published today, leaves me not knowing where to start. There are so many things wrong. If I owned stock in Microsoft (and I do not) I would sell it now. They have pretty much done everything it takes to stop innovation and growth in a company. Let’s see if I […]

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Entrepreneurs. Grow Your Business, Responsibly

July 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Responsible Entrepreneur versus The Social Entrepreneur The Fourth of July parade I just watched in my new hometown, abutting north Seattle, reminded me of something really important about America. We are entrepreneurial to our core. The rugged individual is in our DNA. The rebel, take-no-prisoners archetype is how we brag and demonstrate our mettle—men and […]

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Financial Effectiveness Cannot Just Be Episodic

August 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Why some businesses do well even through downturns in the markets.

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

July 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Why feedback in all it forms promotes irresponsibility in an organization and undermines creating The Responsible Business

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