Archive for January, 2010

The Accountability of Business

January 29th, 2010 | 2 comments

This week on Business Matters, find out if accountability is possible in world of complexity and political expediency.  When you talk to people, they wholeheartedly want accountability. When you ask if they want it in their own workplace, they begin to worry if it is just another way to be blamed when things go wrong. […]

Be Accountable

January 29th, 2010 | post a comment

This topic of accountability goes far and deep. It is so important that we dedicated an hour to it on today’s Business Matters program.I offer you a very personal view of why accepting accountability may be the most important thing you can do. We are a country where we blame others when things don’t go […]

The Raw Milk Program

January 22nd, 2010 | 2 comments

The power of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on a national effort to ban the consumption of raw milk. This tireless effort has not been entirely successful. Today raw milk can be purchased at either the farm or retail in 28 states. Wisconsin has a bill currently winding its way through […]

Who’s watching over us?

January 22nd, 2010 | post a comment

I have often wondered about the need in this country for consumers to be protected by our federal government. We have a number of regulatory agencies that want to take care of the unsuspecting consumer so that unscrupulous companies can’t take advantage of us. We have the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and […]

Worker Owned Cooperatives

January 15th, 2010 | 3 comments

Since the advent of the industrial revolutions there has been a noble experiment both here and abroad of businesses that owned and democratically controlled by their worker/owners. If you know about these types of businesses, you probably think of them as small and local. For the most part that’s true here in the US. However, […]

Move Your Money

January 14th, 2010 | post a comment

These is a lot of talking about how mad we are that the big banks are paying out strongBillions/strong of strongDollars/strong in bonuses when they had their hands out just a year ago. Remember, they were telling us they needed the governments help to even survive. In fact, they were so convincing that they scared […]

FREE ON-LINE EVENT

January 12th, 2010 | post a comment

This month, we begin our series of monthly Dialogues that bring our listeners in direct contact with some of our most interesting and provocative Business Matters guests. We choose a topic for the Dialogue that touches on a vital concern. Thomas White and our guest engage in a wide open exploration of the topic that […]

What’ up in 2010

January 8th, 2010 | post a comment

As we enter the new year, three issues are on the top of our minds – what’s really happening with the economy, where will the health care legislation end up and what now after the disappointment of the Copenhagen summit. We have found over the last year that often the information you get on Business […]

Whose Accountable?

January 7th, 2010 | post a comment

President Obama has often spoken about a new air of accountability in Washington. He has extolled business leaders to bring a sense of ethical responsibility to their activities. Yet…… It doesn’t seem that much is different. On Christmas Day Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a Northwest Airline jet as it was landing in […]

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