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Better Way to Job Search: Change your Criteria

May 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You may have been become discouraged about the job opportunities. You may even have started you own small business but find it is not as rewarding as you thought it might be. Or you may just be gearing up to start looking again since the news looks more promising. While you are still thinking about it you might spend time thinking about your criteria for a great days work. I suggest one that is not often on the list that career counselors suggest. It will increase your chances of greater happiness and fulfillment in your next job- whether working for someone else or for yourself. The criteria is “aliveness

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What Is a Great Business? What is a Responsible Business?

April 10th, 2011 · No Comments

What is the difference between a Responsible Business and a Great Business

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Grammy Winners vs. Value Absorbing: Less Commodifying, Homogenizing, Standardizing

February 13th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Mick Jagger reinvented himself last night at the Grammys. Lady Gaga reinvents herself with every album and performance—“Born This Way” won because she does it like she’s born again every time she performs. And The Dark Side of Eminem was brilliant. Even Kanye West tweeted in approval of all this. Jagger was amazing because he […]

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Founder Transition: Steve Jobs, Apple and Other Hard Handoffs

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Steve Jobs has taken a leave from Apple for his health. New York Times Story today by Miguel Helft and Clair Cain Miller lays out some details: “The sudden decision by the company’s chief executive to take a medical leave for the third time in less than a decade raises anxieties about the leadership of the […]

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States Limiting Power of Labor Unions Promises to Backfire

January 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The New York Times, Steven Greenhouse reports: “Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics.” The story: “State officials from both parties are wrestling with […]

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Why CSR can harm your business and what to do about it

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The Guardian Sustainable Business section offered an article by Sandra Macleod, CEO and founder of Echo Research this weekend (Dec. 10, 2010) on the shifts in CSR as perceived by executives in global companies. The synthesis is that, “Only companies that put corporate social responsibility at the heart of their business will continue to prosper”. […]

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Dis-intermediating Understanding of Customer Experience: Why the future of Advertising is Good for Business and Buyers

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Danielle Sachs wrote a great piece in December (’10) for Fast Company that got picked up by NY Times this weekend. She titled her piece, “The Future of Advertising”.  She quotes  Brad Jakeman,  ex-advertising head for CitiGoup and Macys, saying “the death of mass marketing (NY Times title for her piece) brings on the end […]

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Wikileaks Lessons for Business: Authenticity before transparency

December 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Wikileaks is offering real time transparency in policy making and statesmanship. Business may think this has nothing to do with them. You are next, I assure you.  Transparency is no longer a choice. Here is what you can do to defend yourself. And what the responsible business is doing.

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Unemployment & The Responsible Business

October 11th, 2010 · No Comments

We hear about the unemployment rate daily it seems and it is not good news. But businesses cannot afford to hire people when demand is low and productivity as well. They can meet current demand with their existing work force. So is there anything The Responsible Business would do to improve employment?

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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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