Archive for 2011

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 […]

The consequence of the failure of our Secondary and Higher Educational Systems

February 23rd, 2011 | post a comment

Americans owe over 860 Billion in college tuition debt. This debt is often incurred to secure the valued ticket to a good job. Yet this isn’t always the case because of a changing job market and declining academic standards. Find out the real truth about the value of a college education and other avenues needed […]

The Collapse of the American Dream

February 16th, 2011 | post a comment

Since the end of World War II, we have been living in an expanding economy that showed little signs of letting up. The growth in the standard of living in the U.S has been fueled by the desire of many to attain the American dream. A dream that offers each citizen a better, richer, happier […]

The Business of Language

February 9th, 2011 | post a comment

Since the time of Aristotle language has been appreciated, studied and regarded as a vibrant element of culture. Everyone from playwrights to company presidents to prime ministers use language to persuade. They know that they must find a way to evoke strong emotions in their listeners to be effective. For its not the words we […]

World of Exquisite Sufficiency

January 26th, 2011 | post a comment

The way ahead is very different than the road we have traveled. The modern definition of success measured by monetary gain and material acquisition has been rendered both unsustainable and incomplete. Today we explore exquisite sufficiency and ask the question, “What is enough?” Listen to the Full Episode | Download MP3 [audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/110126_main-prog_59.mp3] This Week’s Guests […]

Sacred Commerce

January 19th, 2011 | post a comment

There is a common belief that businesses that do the right thing can’t succeed. We have good news. That’s simply not so. This week we bring stories of two businesses that are practicing “sacred commerce”. Find out how they have the fundamentals of business with these principles and  are bringing a renewed sense of integrity […]

New Models for Conscious Leadership

January 12th, 2011 | 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 Accountability

January 5th, 2011 | post a comment

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. […]

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