Dear Hyperion Books: All I wanted to do was to send you a review copy request so I could review “Stirring It Up” by Stonyfield Farm founder Gary Hirshberg. I review books on socially and environmentally conscious business. I went to your contact page expecting to find a press contact. But all that’s there is […]Read more
Green And Profitable Blog (since 2004)
Green marketing and business ethics success expert Shel Horowitz has been blogging on the intersections of ethics, politics, media, marketing, and sustainability since 2004.
And let’s not forget the legal bill, now around $70 billion, not to mention the possibility of criminal prosecutions.
In short, Countrywide’s disgusting practices have now cost Bank of America over $107 billion: more than 50 times the acquisition price.Read more
Offices: too hot, too cold, and no Goldilocks to find the happy middle ground of “this one is just right.” How can you find that happy medium that accommodates the woman in a sleeveless sundress ?and? the man in the suit…the person whose desk is a foot away from the air conditioning vent (which chills […]Read more
Don’t call me a potty-mouth, but today, I’m going to talk about porta-potties. You see, I spoke at SolarFest again this past weekend, and once again, I noticed some major innovation. A few years ago at SolarFest, I first encountered vented porta-potties: a major new innovation. This year, another one: Porta-potties earmarked “pee only,” with […]Read more
This year, at Book Expo America, I interviewed Enrique Parrilla, co-founder of pentian.com, with offices in Sevilla (Seville), Madrid, and Los Angeles. Pentian marries publishing services with crowdfunding—something I don’t think the publishing world has seen before, and something that to me at least seems more attractive than the typical subsidy publishing model of most […]Read more
In Aspen, Colorado, this house has neither a furnace nor an air conditioner, and it’s warm enough inside to grow bananas. The extra cost of the energy improvements was essentially paid for by the capital savings of not needing those big clunky systems.Read more
Most importantly, being greeted by this message sets a tone for all my interactions with the hotel. I’m going in to any conversation with the attitude that they care about me. This perception is reinforced by the very helpful nature of every staffer I’ve dealt with so far (even before I opened the services notebook and saw the memo)—and would, of course, be destroyed if their personnel were rude, etc. But it certainly creates a good flow of positive energy.Read more