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Ethics Blogging: Food, Research, Business

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Today, I want to recommend a blog that I have been following that I think is informing the dialogue on Corporate Responsibility in a more encompassing way that most. Chris MacDonald writes several blogs. Business Ethics Blog, Biotech Ethics Blog, Food Ethics Blog, and Research Ethic Blog. Any one of them will give you a […]

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The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility: The Responsible Business View

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

There is No Such Thing as Social Responsibility: There is only Responsibility When I was a kid, grandparents and even extended community such as schoolteachers and Sunday School teacher never talked about responsibility as being of special kinds or classes. My Grandmother just asked, “are you responsible for this?”  She was asking whether my actions […]

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Investor Motivation: Interview with Chip Conley

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Interview with Chip Conley, Founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow This week is about new ways to understanding motivation in business. Monday’s blog surveyed the new books on the subject. Wednesday was a book review with Chip Conley.  I caught up […]

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Chip Conley on Motivation and Maslow in Business

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chip Conley is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, a chain of boutique hotels that have thrived in the downturn when the rest of the industry is in a death grip. He is also a “psychologist”. Well, at least he is very connected to humanist psychologist, Abraham Maslow, as a spiritual mentor. Maslow, […]

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Motivation: The Responsible Business Approach

September 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The traditional motivation assumption is that life is about money, position or status relative to others and power over others, or some combination of these. This has led businesses to wide spread design of productivity programs and pay and progression systems that are based on incentives, reward and recognition and rating and ranking of employees. […]

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Interview: A Different Paradigm of Sustainability

September 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I reviewed Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict Between Global Conservation and Native Peoples, by Mark Dowie. This book is about the surprising upside-down effect of the conservation movement, especially in establishing the National Park Service.  Without understanding how active Native Peoples were in managing ecosystems to increase their vitality and health, they were systematically removed. […]

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Untold Downside of Sustainability, Conservation and the Wilderness Preservation Movement

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Book Review: Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples by Mark Dowie The push to save the wilderness, wildlife and rivers, whether on the North American Continent or in the Amazon, or in Burma, seems such a worthy goal. It underlies much of the work of conservation groups and activist such […]

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Innovation is back, again! What about sustainable Innovation?

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments

When I was a kid, I loved to figure out how things worked. I did not so much take them apart, although I did sometimes, as try them out on every possible use. I took a small motor my grandfather used for garden tools and hooked it up to an electric clock to see what […]

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