October 17, 2014
In 1998, when Professor Gregory Dees wrote The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship, the phrase was barely known, even by those running “social ventures” at the time. As Roger Martin, former dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, wrote in a memorial, Dees (along with a small group of like-minded thinkers) “defined the contours of an establishing field.” Dees passed away...
October 17, 2014
Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signaling the U.S. economywill ride out a global slowdown. Housing starts climbed 6.3 percent to a 1.02 million annualized rate from a 957,000 pace in August as multifamily and single-family projects advanced, the Commerce Department reported today inWashington. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan...
October 17, 2014
When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for Germany to join China in developing a “New Silk Road” between their two economies. With that, the Chinese president was asking Germany to take part in what has become a strategic pet project. Since taking office in 2013, Mr Xi has regularly deployed the idea of a New Silk Road between...
October 16, 2014
Three of the largest dark pools told customers to trade elsewhere during at least part of yesterday’s session as concern about Ebola and global economic growth spurred the busiest day for U.S. stocks in three years. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) and UBS AG (UBSN) told some clients to temporarily stop sending orders as volume surged, according to five people with knowledge of the matter...
October 16, 2014
As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth. by Art Kleiner [Erstwhile editor of strategy+business] One of the most compelling voices on the future of global business is Joel Kurtzman, the editor who founded this magazine back in 1995. (One of his first moves was to coin the term thought leader, which he...
October 15, 2014
If you’re wondering what this winter holds for the Mid-Atlantic, you need not look further than last winter, though not as prolonged, says Accuweather in their winter weather outlook. “Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and February,” they write. “The polar vortex, the culprit responsible for several days of below-zero temperatures last...
October 15, 2014
Brent crude at $80 would have effect of huge global QE programm Crude oil prices have plunged by $25, or more than 20 per cent, since mid-June, raising many questions. How low might prices go? If they rebound, at what level will they stabilise? Will Saudi Arabia and Opec move to cut output when they meet next month? At what price level might US shale oil production be affected and how severely? One thing is certain: even the...
October 13, 2014
Of late, the comparatively good news on the U.S. economy suggests the worst of the recession is behind us. Nonetheless, millions remain out of work; federal food and nutrition assistance outlays – one measure of the number of people struggling to get by—were at an all time high in 2013. On the political right, it’s a refrain that this is a problem for private charities to deal with, because the government is spending too...
October 13, 2014
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. The outbreak, which has killed some 4,000 people in West Africa, has led to a "crisis for international peace and security", WHO head Margaret Chan said. She also warned of the cost of panic "spreading faster than the virus". Meanwhile, medics have largely ignored a...
October 12, 2014
Multinationals Gird for Possible ‘Double Irish’ Changes; Google, Facebook Would Be Affected Multinational companies are bracing for their last serving of the “Double Irish.” Ireland is expected on Tuesday to announce changes to its tax code that could eventually close one of the world’s most famous corporate-tax loopholes, dubbed the Double Irish, after heavy pressure from governments and the European Union,...


Off the Wires

October 17, 2014
Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signaling the U.S...
October 16, 2014
Three of the largest dark pools told customers to trade elsewhere during at least part of yesterday’s session as concern about Ebola and...
October 15, 2014
Brent crude at $80 would have effect of huge global QE programm Crude oil prices have plunged by $25, or more than 20 per cent, since mid-June,...
October 13, 2014
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...
October 12, 2014
Multinationals Gird for Possible ‘Double Irish’ Changes; Google, Facebook Would Be Affected Multinational companies are bracing for...

Value Blog

October 17, 2014
In 1998, when Professor Gregory Dees wrote The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship, the phrase was barely known, even by those running...
October 17, 2014
When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for...
October 16, 2014
As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new...
October 15, 2014
If you’re wondering what this winter holds for the Mid-Atlantic, you need not look further than last winter, though not as prolonged, says...
October 13, 2014
Of late, the comparatively good news on the U.S. economy suggests the worst of the recession is behind us. Nonetheless, millions remain out of work...

Altruism Today

October 17, 2014
Believing that the world is “flat,” many organizations attempt to solve pressing social and environmental problems on a global scale....
October 16, 2014
Naomi Klein, the author of No Labels and, more recently, of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, has been widely...
October 15, 2014
Cardinal Health recently donated more than 1 million products to AmeriCares Emergency Response Program to help contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in...
October 13, 2014
Sometimes we wonder if the leaders at some organizations are purposely trying to shed their supporters. One way to do this is to provocatively...
October 9, 2014
Dunham and Company released an Online Fundraising Scorecard that looked at 151 nonprofits online fundraising activities. The report either gave a big...

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