Forbes’ Capitalism 2.0 article made my day

“Do corporations exist solely to maximize their bottom lines? We don’t think so.” Forbes Magazine, February 2008 I’ve made statements like that for over 20 years. I’ve been laughed at, ridiculed, and have at times questioned my own sanity. But that was then and this is now. Now, in addition to Bill Gates, Lee Scott, and The...

Responsible From the Inside Out

The most recent study from the research firm Towers Perrin showed that only 21% of employees felt engaged in their work and that fully 38% feel partially or fully disengaged. The Extra Mile, a new book by David MacLeod and Chris Brady reviewed in the Financial Times by Stefan Stern notes that
”Employers seem ever more remote: leadership is not really...

Trekking Through the Monteverde Cloud Forest

On Monday, February 4th we arrived in Monteverde, Costa Rica for a trek through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest. The trip had been organized by Tom Newmark, President of vitamin and supplement maker New Chapter, and the founder of the Luna Nueva organic farm. Along for the hike were a collection of natural product...

Change Is Everywhere, But Where Is It Headed?

The Giants beat the New England in the Super Bowl. John McCain is leading the GOP presidential race. Lee Scott and Bill Gates are calling for a more responsible form of capitalism. In ads for Burt’s Bees, Clorox takes the personal care industry to task over dangerous chemicals. Ministers of Parliament in the UK have condemned Heinz for appropriating the...