Archive for 2010

The Business of Innovation

November 3rd, 2010 | post a comment

One of the key factors in getting the US economy going again is innovation. Innovation has been the hallmark of America’s contribution to science and technology. Everything from the space program to the Internet have been led by the US, yet today we are falling behind. This week on Business Matters, we ask: Is there […]

The Social Impact of Poverty

October 27th, 2010 | post a comment

In the midst of an endemic unemployment and foreclosure crisis, more and more Americans are slipping from the “middle class” into poverty. Even those who can find work are often stuck with long hours at low wages without health insurance. Each month is another struggle to make ends meet and to avoid falling deeper into […]

The New “Populism”

October 20th, 2010 | post a comment

What a year for political elections. Our anger has seemingly frosted over our common sense and candidates that would never pass muster in previous years are in close races across the country. What’s driving this groundswell of political change, is it sustainable and who’s really behind it on this week’s Business Matters. Listen to the […]

Broken Trust with the Financial System

October 19th, 2010 | post a comment

Since we first reported on the potential of a $144 billion payout of compensation to the key players on Wall Street, I have found myself disturbed. At first I thought it was the injustice of it all. To some extent it is. Yet it felt as if I was overlooking something even more troubling. Today’s […]

Our Dilemma

October 13th, 2010 | post a comment

I think that we are kind of beaten down in this country right now. We are feeling the effects of the most traumatic recession in modern history. We have experienced the greatest drop in housing value and the number of foreclosures has never been higher. Unemployment seems stuck at almost 10%. The number of poor […]

Conscious Capitalism

October 13th, 2010 | post a comment

Business as usual has brought us big bank bailouts, high unemployment, out of control foreclosure and the largest executives bonuses in our history. Surely somethings got to give. This week on Business Matters, find out about a revolutionary new approach to improving how companies can work for all stakeholders. Listen to the Full Episode | […]

Are we Better Off?

October 6th, 2010 | post a comment

With all the dust in the air from the political rhetoric of the fall congressional campaign, what’s the truth about the key issues we face as a nation? Are we any better off than we were a decade ago? This week on Business Matters we’ll asses our progress in the areas of health care, financial […]

Is our Food Supply in Crisis?

September 29th, 2010 | post a comment

Over the past 30 years dramatic changes have altered the agricultural landscape both here and around the world. Since 1981 we have lost over 750,000 family farms and half of those that are left augment their income from off farm sources. There is less diversity in our farming (just look a the mile after mile […]

True Values in Business

September 22nd, 2010 | post a comment

With the state of the economy in uncertainty and the unfolding environmental dilemma knocking on our door, what type of leadership will help companies make the best decisions for themselves and everyone impacted by their choices? Find out about research on the evolution of the brain of leaders and a radical idea for a new […]

The Business of Cooperatives

September 15th, 2010 | post a comment

This week we’re examining how businesses can expand and stay strong even in rough economic times through the cooperative model. In time of diminished trust in remote corporate and financial institutions, co-ops provide a model for how to increase the level of trust in every level of business relations. From consumers knowing that their dollars […]

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