Archive for February, 2010

The Poetry of Business

February 26th, 2010 | 2 comments

On this week’s Business Matters, we’re examining at ways for business leaders to use the power of language to be a more effective. We’ll talk with a poet and a professor of ethics at Harvard, both of whom have explored how language and storytelling can be used in business. Listen to the Full Episode | […]

Can we have successful businesses that are good for everyone?

February 26th, 2010 | post a comment

As I was again listening to today’s program, I found myself thinking of a conversation I had seven years ago with a very successful professor turned corporate guru. During our dinner discussion, he turned to me and said, “I don’t think its possible to operate a successful business based upon love. I wish I wasn’t […]

The Business of the Food Supply

February 19th, 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 […]

The Food Crisis – Abroad and at Home

February 15th, 2010 | post a comment

Bettina Luescher is a former CNN International anchor who made a life changing decision. Rather than continuewith the career climb in the broadcast industry, she chose to become a spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Program. In this role, she witnesses, first hand, the depth and breadth of the challenge of feeding those who […]

Violence in the Media

February 12th, 2010 | post a comment

Periodically our attention is brought to the possible impact of media violence on the behaviors in society. This usually happens when there has been some human tragedy such as Columbine or Virginia Tech. Then we are searching for answers and we then wonder if violence in the media isn’t a contributor to the terrible situation. […]

Business Matters Dialog: Innovation

February 5th, 2010 | post a comment

What’s written about the economy seems to change daily. Today it’s good news and tomorrow there are storm clouds fast approaching. Most economists missed the downturn and yet they continue to predict the future like they now know what’s going on. To help educate our listeners about what really caused the biggest economic dip since […]

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