Purpose of Business

Business and Global Poverty: Aid-Centric to Trade-Centric

May 24th, 2010

Is the fight against global poverty making a much-needed paradigm shift from being aid-centric to trade-centric (i.e., business-centric)? None other than the “front man”  for global poverty – Bono, of U2 fame – seems to now be saying as much, as witnessed by his recent Op-Ed in the New York Times. After completing his recent […]

Blackberrys, Donuts, and Rethinking Shareholder Value

May 13th, 2010

Harvard Business Review in its Jan/Feb 2010 issue published an illuminating article by Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. In The Age of Customer Capitalism, Martin argues that companies that make shareholder value their top priority often don’t do as well as companies that focus first on satisfying […]