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 · Ideas
May 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas
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 · Entrepreneurship
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 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.
July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas
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 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Ideas
Game dynamics are invading real life and they have big influences on how we buy and behave. A key psychological catch is essential to making these new business models work. In games, we behave as the best versions of ourselves. We need to make real life more like a game. Games are helping to solve real world problems like oil shortages and environmental degradation.
February 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Ideas
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.