August 4, 2010| 1

Limitations to Social Responsible Funds

Investing in “socially responsible” funds, as Jeff Keenan noted in his earlier blog, is an option. But a challenge seems to be the criteria for establishing such funds. Some simply focus on avoiding certain types of products like alcohol, tobacco, weapons, and gambling. Others are narrowly focused on rating companies for labor practices. Each may […]

May 13, 2010| 0

Blackberrys, Donuts, and Rethinking Shareholder Value

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 […]

January 20, 2010| 0

Building to Last: The Eternal Impact of Our Earthly Work

Good and Dirty Work On Discovery Channel’s popular show, Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe, the star and narrator, travels the United States serving in some of the most back-breaking, grungiest jobs one could ever imagine – jobs few of us would ever consider taking, even for one week. Some of his assignments have included road kill […]

January 16, 2010| 0

Reframing Business Education

Whether bearish or bullish about the economy, there is no denying that business and management education are in a state of turmoil. The “new normal” will likely be something we’ve never seen before. A recent story on National Public Radio (NPR) captures this sentiment: American Business Schools trained many of the people who had their […]