Monthly Archives: January 2009

On the 25th Anniversary of the Mac: Computers' Impact on Society

If you’re under 35 and you watch the video of Steve Jobs introducing the first Macintosh, in January 1984, you might wonder: what’s with all the cheering, it doesn’t do much. But it was revolutionary for its time. Before that,

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Not Since Clarence Thomas…

Those three giants of social justice went to jail for the rightness of their cause. If Blagojevich goes to jial, it will be because he got greedy, and got caught. I cannot imagine King, Gandhi, or Mandela selling a senate seat to the highest bidder.

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Obama's First Day: Politics AND Technology

President Barack Obama is off to a great start. Some of these stories you may have heard about–others were quieter. Began his foreign policy by calling several Middle East leaders (Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, Prime

Posted in Politics, Transparency vs. Secrecy

Finally: A President Who "Gets It" on Sustainability

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was deeply moving to me on many levels. And one of the most promising was his statements on energy. First, he recognized both the environmental and national security disaster of our present policy: Each day

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Random Insights From a Cruise to Central America

Just back from a week aboard a cruise ship, with almost no Internet access (Yeah, I could have bought access at 75 cents a minute, but I saw no reason to grab my email at highway robbery prices. I did

Posted in Energy & Sustainability, General Commentary, Shel's Personal Life, travel

Is Obama Actually Creating a Transparent Presidency?

For years, I’ve been calling for openness and transparency (in business and in government–in this blog, in my award-winning sixth book, Principled Profit, in the Business Ethics Pledge, and elsewhere. Yet most businesses AND most government entities shroud themselves in

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The Honest Scrap Award

The award has two components. You have to first list 10 honest things about yourself (and make them interesting), and second present the award to seven other bloggers.

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Mark Joyner: How to End War in Gaza

Speaking of peace…this may be the first time anyone has cited both Howard Zinn and Mark Joyner on the same day. Mark is one of my favorite people. He’s extremely smart, a marketing legend, and that relatively rare bread, a

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Howard Zinn's Advice to Obama

We don’t have to be a military power at all, you see? We can be a humanitarian superpower. We can—yeah. We’ll still be powerful. We’ll still be rich. But we can use that power and that wealth to help people all over the world.

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Sign the Pledge–Create Success in 2009

By around May, you’ll have finished the book–and chances are good that your business will be thriving as you implement these life-changing strategies and demonstrate to the world–and your own financial team–that these ways actually work. Think of it as a new way of looking at the Law of Attraction.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Business Ethics

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