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Why Business Must Become a Third Pillar of Social Change

May 9, 2013 Comments


In 2008 Bill Gates told the World Economic Forum that governments and philanthropies could no longer meet the needs of the world’s problems. He called on companies to accept greater responsibility to develop solutions to the massive problems that endlessly …

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U.S.-Muslim relations: How social media can help build civil society

September 17, 2012 Comments


In the context of the violent attacks on the U.S. embassies, catalyzed in part by a hateful anti-Muslim film, I wanted to share this panel discussion around the role of media, including social media, in promoting tolerance and understanding between …

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U.S. Embassy Attacks: How to control hateful uses of social media

September 14, 2012 Comments


The tragic unfolding of violence and protests at U.S. embassies around the world in response to the hateful anti-Islamic film created by an individual in the U.S. and posted on You Tube in an edited form, begs the question of …

Posted in Brands, Causes, Consumers, Future, Globalization, Purpose, Social media, We First | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

 

Why caring is now the key to your brand’s success

February 6, 2012 Comments


No book could be more important or timely than Who Cares Wins by David Jones of Havas.  There is a growing awareness that the business revolution brought about by social media is bringing with it an equally transformation in the …

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How social technology will change your world, literally.

January 18, 2012 Comments


I wanted to share this video with you that features David Kirkpatrick, the author of The Facebook Effect, talking about the impact of social tools and technology on the way consumers and citizens around the world are demanding change. He does …

Posted in Causes, Community, Consumers, Economy, Facebook, Future, GENERAL, Globalization, Government, Leadership, Mobile, Non-profits, Optimism, Philanthropy, Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship, Social media, Social Networking, Technology, Thought leadership, Twitter, Values | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

 

Smart Trust: Your must-read guide building trust to ignite your brand

January 10, 2012 Comments


No topic strikes at the heart of so many problems challenging our country, the private sector, and business success than the issue of trust. Today’s marketplace is almost defined by a lack, or loss, of trust. This is borne out …

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What Corporate America must learn from #OccupyWallStreet to succeed in 2012

December 20, 2011 Comments


Over the last several months we have witnessed the rise of the #OccupyWallStreet movement, both across America and around the world, and witnessed its tour of a familiar news cycle. At first, it was dismissed out of hand as a …

Posted in Brands, Capitalism, Causes, Community, Consumers, CSR, Economy, Future, Globalization, Non-profits, Purpose, Social media, Values, We First | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

 

The future is a story we write every day

December 18, 2011 Comments


When you watch this Google Zeitgeist video for 2011 it’s hard not to be struck by the sheer volume and impact of changes that have taken place this year. Equally hard to ignore is the breath and depth of human …

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