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Social Innovation Ideas (And A Career Tip) From Laurene Powell Jobs

Entrepreneurs deserve a better shot at financial success if they’re working on civic-minded projects, says Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. In an on-stage discussion Wednesday at Stanford, she shared her thinking on a wide range of issues, including the need for …

Steve Jobs

Corporate Champion Awards 2015 Nominations - Puget Sound Business Journal

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2015 Corporate Champion Award Nominations now open

The Healthy Community Corporate Champion Awards were born from a …

Awards

This week was Mississippi College Faith and Business Ethics Week. Classes had some amazing speakers. http://t.co/1caC6HWLv0

Small Business Big Pressure: A Faith-based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur [Kindle Edition]

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS IS CONTROLLING YOU; TAKE BACK WHAT YOU RIGHTFULLY OWN.

Small Business is what makes our country great. However, the challenges …

Predictions for Five CSR Trends in 2015

Corporate social responsibility has evolved significantly over the past several decades – from corporations simply writing checks to nonprofits, to a …

Trends

Would a Hippocratic Oath for Bankers Lead to Better Behavior?

Starting in 2015, Dutch bankers must swear to uphold a 158-word honor code. Some fear it's hollow progress.

Can 158 words give the banking industry a moral core? That’s the question that the Netherlands will attempt to answer next year when it implements a requirement that its private bankers (all …

Banking

Real Madrid's Removal of the Christian Cross Symptomatic of New Business Order

Real Madrid have caused controversy after it was revealed that the Christian cross has been removed from their badge in marketing materials relating to their partnership with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Ruben Jimenez of Marca reported the news and raised concerns about its implications. “From the …

Commission says Christian business owners should leave religion at home

The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home.

“It would be safe to do so, yes,” Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. “Or in this case you can find yourself two years …

B Corps Fellows Program

Applications are now closed! Check back soon for information on next year's application.

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World Economic Forum

Why Costco Pays Its Retail Employees $20 An Hour

Last week, we wrote about The Container Store and its "1 = 3" theory, which says that one "great" employee is just as productive as three workers who are only "good."

Kip Tindell, the company's CEO and founder, says this rule allows him to pay his retail employees an average salary of nearly $50,000 …

Costco

Ralph Nader tells Apple to screw investors, not workers

Ralph Nader has a message for Tim Cook: Stop listening to Carl Icahn.

In a scathing letter to Cook published in today’s Wall Street Journal, the former presidential candidate takes Apple’s CEO to task for bending to the will of billionaire investor Icahn and issuing more stock buybacks, rather than …

Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Business To The Highest Bidder

Quick: Would you rather get $14 million for your business when you sell or $10 million? Most entrepreneurs would say $14 million.

That isn’t always the right answer. The higher the offer you get, the more likely it is to include requirements that lower your chances of getting paid in full. And …

Innovations in Finance for Social Impact

What’s the next great innovation in mobilizing private capital for social purpose?

Innovation

6 Women In Tech Share Their Defining Career Moments

The moments in the careers of women at Airbnb, Pinterest, Facebook, and more that changed everything.

What we see of others' lives are highlight reels.

From a distance, the road to working for a headline-making tech company looks smooth and simple: Start at the bottom, work hard, make the right …

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Work for a Mission-Driven Company

According to a recent Gallup poll, fewer than 30 percent of Americans are engaged at work. The research asserts that it is not enough to be well-compensated at work. Instead, the happiest employees are the ones who feel a sense of purpose in what they do. These findings are an excellent reminder to …

Human Resources

Why B-Schools Should be Teaching Market Basket

New England is home to scores of world class business schools, and Boston is teeming with management theorists who make their living teaching the next generation of business leaders while seeking in their own research to unlock the secrets to what makes businesses and other enterprises …

Markets

Impact investing: Six flexible success metrics promote greater impact (Part 2 of 2)

In my last post, I argued that a view of impact investing as an asset class with a rigid risk/reward calculus radically limits investors ability to …

Investing

Social Good = Scale x Impact (Who Knew?)

By Matthew Forti & Andrew YounPursuit of social good has never been more prominent than it is today. Funding flows are larger than ever. The number, …

Nonprofits

Can Benefit Corporations Work?

In recent years, Warby Parker has become the eyeglass-maker of choice for hipsters. In a recent GQ taxonomy of the different varieties of nerd, all …

Corporations

How Chick-fil-A Hires: The Christian Way

The chicken chain’s hiring practice is long and controversial; but it’s hard to argue with results. Credit: J. Reed

There are a few things you need to …

Chick-fil-A

Managing the Immoral Employee

Out of all the management questions we should be asking, this is surely the least asked. How do we handle individuals who are prone to unethical behaviors, especially if they are talented and hard to replace?

There are three reasons why this subject is more or less taboo. First, morality is hard to …

Management

Best Biblical Career Advice: Start at the bottom, and make yourself useful (Genesis 39:20–23)

20 And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. 21 But …

Prison

Are Christianity and capitalism compatible? Three things to consider

Posted on 07/23/14The relationship between Christianity and capitalism is a perennial topic, one taken up recently by the New York Times’ Room for …

Capitalism

The Ultimate Orienteering Course (2 Corinthians 13:4-5) | Center for Integrity in Business

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4 For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live …

Jesus

How To Fail Slowly At Customer Service: Three Hazards That Can Kill Your Business Over Time

Dramatic customer service flameouts aren’t necessarily what will kill a business, even in this age of social media. What will get you, surely and relentlessly, are the little things.

1. Cutting corners. During the first of the recent recessions, the Ritz-Carlton consciously decided to not match …

Warren Buffet - Right on the money re. Integrity?

Since posting this quote of Warren Buffet on LinkedIn, earlier in the year, I've heard from many contacts, who share my long-held belief that …

Money

Facebook experiment on users: An ethical breach or business as usual?

Many Internet companies collect user data. But privacy experts and Internet users question whether Facebook's 2012 experiment marked a breach of …

Facebook

Stop calling Hobby Lobby a Christian business

"We're Christians," Hobby Lobby's president Steve Green proclaims, "and we run our business on Christian principles."That is music to the ears of …