I support the good work that the BID performed. But I do not support a process that’s tantamount to bullying, don’t support a double standard for BID supporters and opponents, and think it’s completely immoral to bring the organization in as a voluntary effort and then change the rules.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.
But I do wonder—and here’s the big heresy:
Would President Barack Obama have had an easier time pushing an agenda of “change” if he had dressed the part?
If, starting on the campaign trail in 2007, he had emphasized Michelle Obama’s three wardrobe attributes of boldness, elegance, and surprise, would he have been better able to marshall support for his initiatives? Is the conformist wardrobe secretly saying “I’m not serious about change”?Read more
Leaving aside the flaw in the Obama example—he’s often photographed wearing something other than a suit—let’s look at a deeper argument within the article: Petrone’s claim, based on an L.A. Times article quoting two different experts on decision making, that making lots of decisions can lower math skills:Read more
On a LinkedIn discussion board, someone asked, “So, why has bettering the world become a mantra for a new generation of entrepreneurs?” This sparked a very lively discussion, mixing the cynics and the optimists. You can view this discussion here (you might have to join the group first). My first comment was quick and straightforward, […]Read more
In this essay, Friedman was totally willing to concede that self-rule doesn’t always work in the business world. Government is needed to keep business from exercising its self-interest at the expense of others’ self-interest and the wide society’s interest.Read more
Consumers flock to companies that actively support companies with a clear environmental agenda…67 percent would like to make purchasing decisions based on social responsibility…Read more
Maybe my family’s organic garden (and my neighborhood) is a microcosm of the changes in the world ;-). We normally stop getting zucchini by the end of July. Last year, it went halfway through August. And this year, the one surviving plant finally died today, and I harvested the last two very tiny zukes on […]Read more
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
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