Archive for March, 2011

Hero of the Working Class and Our Human Nature May Save Us

March 31st, 2011 | post a comment

We pay tribute to Joe Bageant who passed away this past week. His writing has inspired a truthful conversation about the diminishment of the working class in America. Also we look at new research that shows our human nature to bond may be our saving grace. Listen to the Full Episode | Download MP3 [audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/03-30-11_Business_Matters_Full.mp3] Joe […]

Making Sense of Turbulent Times

March 22nd, 2011 | post a comment

A wave of unsettling circumstances is sweeping across the globe. Natural disasters, nuclear accidents, economic turmoil, oil depletion and environmental collapse. With the news media often proving unreliable and the doomsayers seemingly unbelievable, what is a reasonable way to consider the future. We can all agree that the next 20 years will be very different […]

The Inconsistency of Human Nature

March 16th, 2011 | post a comment

From time to time, we explore human nature in depth to give us a better understanding of ourselves and each other. Over the past weeks, we have seen turmoil across the globe. Whether it was the dramatic political changes in the Middle East and North Africa or the turmoil in Wisconsin and other states of […]

The Business of Nature Inspired Innovation

March 9th, 2011 | post a comment

This week, we explore the simple lessons that nature offers us. Can we observe the way that natural systems evolve and adapt so that we can approach business, social, political and financial problems from a fresh and possibly more effective perspective? Listen to the Full Episode | Download MP3 [audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/03-09-11_Business_Matters_Full.mp3 Janine Benyus Janine Benyus is […]

Advice for Entrepreneurs

March 2nd, 2011 | post a comment

As we moved into the heart of the Great Recession, many who were given pink slips decided that their best solution for employment wasn’t to get a job, where their livelihood was at the whim of someone else. So, they have joined the ranks of entrepreneurs. Starting your own business at a time like this […]

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