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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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Four Levels of Work in The Responsible Entrepreneur’s Business

In a Responsible Entrepreneur’s business, not all work is equal in importance or in financial or societal return. Some work has more chance of producing success and making bigger a difference. But for a busy entrepreneur, it’s hard to know which effort or what kind of work will make a significant contribution. There are four […]

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Nine Books for Responsible Entrepreneurs to Read in 2013: to change how you think about business

Building an Entrepreneurial Mind through Reading My list includes books on understanding yourself as an entrepreneur, your customers thinking and how the market works beyond what is visible.  None are written for business audiences exclusively, but have significant thinking to contribute. Only two are new, but the old ones lay a ground missing from some […]

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18 Core Questions for Entrepreneurs (The first six)

Free Responsible Entrepreneur Teleseminar:To provide more information about the institute and the Responsible Entrepreneur Workshops coming in 2013, I am offering a teleseminar on Dec. 5, 2012, at 4 pm Pacific Time. If you sign up here, you can listen to the recording even if you cannot attend. This teleseminar and the 2013 workshops are appropriate […]

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Hierarchies vs. Personal Health and Social Productivity

Open Culture website recently republished some interesting research on stress and its effect on people’s lives. The major point of the piece is that the higher you are in the hierarchy at work or the social strata, the better your health will be. The study shows that this is not because you have greater access […]

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The Responsible Resource: The Ethics and Practice of Helping

We all need help sometimes. We need ideas and help clarifying them. We need help straightening out ideas about ourselves and the world and help living up to our potential as full human beings. So do organizations. Many of us  do more than our job at work, seeking to improve the ability and outcomes of […]

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The Responsible Coach, Trainer, Consultant

Every coach, trainer, and consultant believes they can and do help build The Responsible Business. But do they really? Do they foster responsible behavior as part of their expertise and code of practice? Are they promoting practices that develop responsibility at all levels of business and society? What yardsticks do they use to assess their […]

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The Responsible Entrepreneur and The Social Entrepreneur – Part Two

I posted an entry to my blog last week about the difference between The Responsible Entrepreneur and The Social Entrepreneur, in which I looked at six entrepreneurial characteristics and the necessity for a responsible CHANG(E) system in order to be both successful and responsible in business. Today I am going to build on that start […]

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Innovation for Growth AND Reduction of Consumerism

 Cindy Esposito, COO and Co-Founder of 3BL Media, posed a great question at Justmeans group on LinkedIn. Can Innovation Lead Us to Growth (and Happiness) Without Consumption? My response: Actually, we need to redefine growth. There are three forms in living systems. The first is expansion, growth that cannot continue throughout a whole life without dire […]

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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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