This PBS.org interview explores Harvard professor Michael Sandel new book, “What Money Can’t Buy.” We can pay for faster processing through airport security lines, access to the the fast lane on roads and there are even companies that will hire people to wait in line for you to get into congressional hearings in the US. Where do we draw the line? It is a fascinating discussion. Please watch the video.
June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Conscious Capitalism, Ideas, Social Good, trends
May 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship, Ideas, Social Good
Does your business pass the used car salesman test? Stop ripping off your customers, you business will likely be more successful because of it.
January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Conscious Capitalism, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Good
IdeaMensch has a great post providing examples of 33 social entrepreneurs. These social entrepreneurs are proof that talented individuals can indeed make a substantial difference to the world.
January 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Social Entrepreneurship, Social Good
It is possible to do good AND earn a profit. Unfortunately, economics has put the goal of profit maximization above everything else. Imagine a world where businesses maximized social good instead. Here are some great resources to get you started on Social Entrepreneurship.
October 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration, Ideas, social media, Sustainability, trends
Big Ideas Tens of thousands are now involved with the Occupy Wall Street Protests worldwide Web based platforms facilitate the coordination of mass gatherings and protests around the world With online collaboration tools, a single leader or clear plan are not required. You have undoubtedly heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been [...]
September 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability, trends
Downsizing the size of your home can save you money and time. It is likely that you could live in 1/4 of the space you currently do. Smaller designs can still be beautiful.
July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Business Models, Conscious Capitalism, Ideas, trends
A great lifestyle is not just about leisure time and personal satisfaction; making a real difference in the world is also becoming an essential component. Entrepreneurship is often necessary to have the freedom to craft a perfect lifestyle, but an even more important factor is the opportunity to really create social good in the world.
February 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Conscious Capitalism, Creativity, Ideas, trends
The Uniform Project, started by Sheena Matheiken, is a great example of the four S’s of a great idea: Simple, Story, Surprising and Social Good. Matheiken wore the same dress for a year to raise over $100,000 for disadvantaged children.
February 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Conscious Capitalism, Ideas, Sustainability
While companies like Kickstarter and Kiva are proving that corporations can do good, I am still not convinced that ‘business’ is the best avenue for social change. Talking profits under the guise of making the world a better place still reeks of opportunism to me. It is not that companies shouldn’t strive to behave more ethically and try to create more good, it is just that profits cloud judgement.