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My Life with TEDx

Ever since TEDx – a series of independently organized offshoots of the prominent TED conference – was launched in 2009, it has created a sensation. As of this writing, more than 50,000 TEDx talks have been given at 10,000+ events around the world. Today, TEDx talks are an increasingly popular way for professionals and thought leaders […]

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Conservation International Gives Nature a Voice-Literally

This guest blog was originally posted in The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire, CSRwire on October 16, 2014. Conservation International Gives Nature a Voice-Literally When Peter Seligmann says, “First get their attention! Then make it really personal!” he sounds less like Chairman and CEO of the global not-for-profit Conservation International and more like Rocky Balboa describing his strategy […]

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Are Corporations Outsourcing Responsibility?

(This guest blog was originally printed in The Economist  ( http://ccdebates.eiu.com) in a shorter version Are Corporations Outsourcing Responsibility? Corporations outsource everything from accounting and manufacturing to human resource functions. For the most part, charity and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are methods of outsourcing responsibility, handing off the heavy lifting to someone outside the company who […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 5

Yesterday we looked at the fourth of five errors made by Responsible Entrepreneurs: distancing yourself from customers by relying on market research. Error Five: Borrowing and Tacking the Ethical and Sustainability Practices of Other Businesses Onto Yours Why is this an error? When your business borrows plans and practices from other businesses, you can have no idea whether […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 4

This morning we looked at Error Three: choosing the wrong initiatives or the wrong ways to work on them. Error Four: Using Market Research to Know and Design for Your Customers Why is this an error? You fool yourself into thinking you know your market and lose the most critical opportunity for success—real, caring connections […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 3

Yesterday we looked at the first two of Five Top Errors entrepreneurs make as they build and grow their businesses: paying too much attention to trends and competition; and misplaced measurements that cause loss of customer loyalty. Error Three: Taking On the Wrong Initiatives or Working On Them the Wrong Way Why is this an […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 2

My last post looked at the first of five serious errors that responsible entrepreneurs make: following trends and placing too much emphasis on competitiveness. Error Two: Measuring How You’re Doing at the Wrong Place in the Work Stream. Why is this an error? It promotes navel-gazing internal thinking, which leads to failure to detect customer […]

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