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Creating a Social Mission from Scratch: A Conversation with Neil Blumenthal

Melissa Kushner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As Founder and Executive Director of goods for good, I have always been inspired by individuals and companies that share my commitment to taking a creative, sustainable approach to international development.

What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'

Emily Douglas-McNab | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Emily Douglas-McNab

While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."

Putting People to Work Is a Good Thing -- And a Good Investment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

More and more, as the social enterprise movement spreads around the world, we're finding that the best results actually happen for everyone when businesses look beyond the bottom line and invest in social change -- and that can only be good for everyone.

Motivating Beyond Aspiration: The Hult Prize Effect

P. Esmer Chifiero | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
P. Esmer Chifiero

Identifying and launching the most compelling social business ideas is no small feat.

Reason #30 Why We Can't Change: We Don't Have the Time

Susan Scrupski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Susan Scrupski

You do have the time. You just need to know how to work and play out loud with online networking. It's good for your career, your life, and your peace of mind. Try it.

Creating Is About Taking One Step to Re-Imagining Leadership: Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

Our world needs a new type of leader who is courageous, selfless, humble, innovative and remarkably effective. We desperately need leaders who have a vision and passion for creating new market opportunities and a better future not just for themselves but also for society at large.

Social Business Is Rooted in Conversations, Not Platform

Daniel Newman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Whether you are hopping or planted, you may never get your social media spotlight, or your goldmine of customer intelligence without listening as well.

How to Motivate Your Team and Win Raving Customers

J V Crum III | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

This week, we begin a new series featuring another group of businesses who make money by making a positive difference. These businesses are committed to growing their profits by positively impacting their customers and making the world a better place.

Tap Into Consciousness to Discover Business Opportunities

J V Crum III | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

What if you used social consciousness to understand the impact of your business operations on others, society, and the whole planet, so you use your operations to make the world a better place?

4 Ways To Recharge Your Socially Conscious Spirit

Saudia Davis | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

Staying inspired and passionate about what drives you and your mission is critical to the success of your business and more importantly, making headway toward the cause behind your company. Nurturing my social side--as well as my team's--is a top priority.

Blurring the Lines Between "Social" and "Business"

Adam Lewis | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Adam Lewis

Warby's success hinges on more than its product and mission, demonstrating a new and very simple kind of "corporate social responsibility" that companies can no longer afford to take lightly.

Marketing Evolution Is Failing In The C-Suite

Daniel Newman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Marketing must evolve, and comfort must be left in the rearview. The way things have always been done isn't the way they should be done going forward. Unless you believe the consumer landscape hasn't changed in the past 5-10 years. Oh, and in case you aren't sure...It has.

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the Business

Hila Mehr | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Social enterprises can become easily distracted building and managing their business instead of focusing on the problem they are trying to solve -- even if the solution involves running a healthy business.

Impact Doesn't Need To Be Not-For-Profit: How to Set Up A Social Business For Success

Michael S. Jones | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Michael S. Jones

When I departed, I knew my next move needed to be in pursuit of a fulfilling mission, but I refused to accept that I had to choose between doing something meaningful or making money.

Using a Business Approach to Plant Trees and Create Jobs for Haitian Farmers

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

Haiti is affected by the worst deforestation any country has experienced, which is currently at 98.5 percent. As it is, people in Haiti are affected by severe poverty, which forces them to cut down trees for fuel for cooking.

How One Entrepreneur Is 'Marrying' a Passion for Design and Equality

Carol Roth | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Socially conscious businesses are on the rise and Cybelle felt that making a positive change with her art has always been a part of the way she wanted to do business.

Searching for Meaning in Paris

Katherine Milligan | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Katherine Milligan

Over and over, panellists spoke about the need to bring values and meaning back into our monetary and governance systems if we hope to create a prosperous world in the truest sense of the word.

Connection and the Evolution of Business

Gideon Rosenblatt | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Gideon Rosenblatt

Though we might not say it explicitly, we still tend to think of the corporation as a kind of machine; a mechanical, deterministic thing that we wind up and point in the direction of making money.

From Rock Star To The Recycling Business

Mike Shinoda | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mike Shinoda

It's not a catchy nor glamorous name, because collecting trash isn't a glamorous business.

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

7 Ways to Give Back While You Travel

Adam Pervez | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Traveling is one of life's biggest privileges. Adventures and experiences of a lifetime are ripe for the picking on all seven continents and people often ask me how they can give back while they travel. Here are some suggestions.

The Race to Earn Readers on Owned Media

Daniel Newman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

There is much debate today as to whether or not the end of the corporate website is near, or perhaps has already come.

Companies Without Strong Communities Will Die Away

Peter Cardon | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Peter Cardon

The business world is abuzz with terms like collaboration, teamwork, engagement and sharing. The goal of course is more innovation, productivity and agility in a rapidly changing business environment.

How To Take Your Business To The Next Level On Social Media

Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology

Sure, your business is killing it on Facebook and Twitter. With thousands of likes and followers, one might expect business to be booming. What ma...

Shoot for the One Good Thing on LinkedIn

JD Gershbein | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

There is no LinkedIn strategy more powerful than your resolve. Ya gotta bring laser-focus and enthusiasm to each session, regardless of how much time you spend in front of your screen. If you allow yourself to get sidetracked, your vision of the outcome blurs.