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Financial Effectiveness Cannot Just Be Episodic

Why some businesses do well even through downturns in the markets.  

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Why I Believe in Capitalism

Gregory Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal special reporter, and author of The Greatest Trade Ever, just tweeted: “Spoke re my book at Peking University, great questions-Everyone’s a capitalist today in the East, even as capitalism is disparaged in West” @GZuckerman Zuckerman’s tweet, reminded me about why I still believe in capitalism even knowing it needs a […]

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Microlending Failures: How to Ensure Success and Ethical Practice

The New York Times reports that, “Micro lending is losing its halo in many countries”. It was the darling of the economic development world and its greatest advocate won a Nobel Prize.  The idea is excellent and is still working in many places. But there are two challenges that are often not taking into account […]

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Chip Conley

Investor Motivation: Interview with Chip Conley

Interview with Chip Conley, Founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow This week is about new ways to understanding motivation in business. Monday’s blog surveyed the new books on the subject. Wednesday was a book review with Chip Conley.  I caught up […]

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Paul Herman

HIP Investor— Q&A with R Paul Herman

Earlier this week we reviewed HIP Investor by R Paul Herman. The HIP approach (Human Impact +Profit) is a tried and packaged method for assessing companies for their ability to simultaneously make better profits BY making a better world. I had a chance to ask a few follow up questions of Paul. Sanford: What was […]

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Paul Herman

HIP Investor: Making Bigger Profits by Building a Better World

By R Paul Herman A Book Review R. Paul Herman has written a highly practical book. It is also educational. He has developed a system for scoring the combined profitability and responsibility of a company. This is useful for investors who want to make decisions with conscience and also desire to grow their own security […]

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