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Everyone Profits from the Return on Character

April 23rd, 2015  |  Source: Strategy + Business

Veteran management guru Fred Kiel uses hard data to prove that soft factors like integrity, forgiveness, and compassion energize employees and customers — and deliver better returns.

It’s rare to find a business book, let alone one on leadership, that is well researched, well documented, well written, convincing, credible, and imbued with a voice that one grows to both trust and admire. Fred Kiel’s 200-pager, Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win, is a standout for at least three reasons.


Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

April 15th, 2015  |  Source: Bloomberg

This is the beginning of the end.

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back. 


New Social Progress Index from Michael Porter

April 11th, 2015  |  Source: FSG Consulting

Michael E. Porter has announced the launch of the Social Progress Imperative, a new rigorous index rating the social performance of more than 50 countries. Developed with the AVINA, Rockefeller, and Skoll foundations, this is the first index to fully separate social indicators from economic ones. In examining data on basic needs, well-being, and opportunity it creates a global agenda for country level policy.


The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

March 17th, 2015  |  Source: Bloomberg

Startups achieve astronomical valuations in exchange for protecting new investors

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app raising cash at a $15 billion valuation, probably isn't actually worth more than Clorox or Campbell Soup. So where did investors come up with that enormous headline number?


Global Sustainable Investing Pegged at $21 Trillion

March 9th, 2015  |  Source: Globe-Net.com

The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA).

Global sustainable investing assets under management (AUM) rose 61%, from US$13.3 trillion at the start of 2012 to reach US$21.4 trillion at the start of 2014.


From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

March 6th, 2015  |  Source: HowWeMadeItInAfrica.com

Imagine vast and beautiful savannah grasslands as two million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti National Park in the Mara region of Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This trip is 3,000km in length, and represents, in many ways, the very best of what Africa has to offer the international community. But is this all Kenya puts on the plate? The answer is a definitive “no”. Kenya is moving from a frontier market to an emerging market, and is beginning to attract investment from all over the world.


Which is more valuable — Apple or Wales?

March 6th, 2015  |  Source: Medium.com

“Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole worldbut for Wales?” — Thomas More, in “A Man For All Seasons”.


Here come the jobs, finally

March 3rd, 2015  |  Source: CS Monitor.com

Even the long-term unemployed are starting to find work.

But how strong is the jobs recovery, really? 

Trevor Parkes has been through the tunnel called unemployment in post-recession America and come out the other side. In the summer of 2013, he moved from Texas to Tennessee so his family could be closer to his wife’s parents. But when his new job evaporated with a layoff after just four months, Mr. Parkes was in trouble: unemployed in a difficult job market, edging toward age 50, and with two kids moving through school.




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