Monthly Archives: February 2010

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Capitalism 4.0

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As noted in my recent blog post from Davos, there was a surprising consensus among CEOs that business must prove its positive contribution to society, not merely its returns for shareholders. Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico (disclosure: a client) describes this as Performance with Purpose, a sustainable business model that recognizes the reality of a […]

True/Slant– Hybrid of the Future?

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When Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal, reviewed True/Slant–an online news organization started nine months ago by Lew Dvorkin, former AOL editor-in-chief—he said: “It is clear what you are getting—editorial or advertorial—a blend of journalism and social networking.” In December, True/Slant surpassed one million unique visitors in the month and features 300 credible contributors including Miles […]

Communicating Science

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The controversy surrounding the release of a paper denying significant global warming just prior to the Copenhagen climate round in December is indicative of the extent to which science is politicized in public discourse. According to The New York Times, “…in a 1999 e-mail exchange about charts showing climate patterns over the last two millenniums, […]

A Sober and Reflective Davos

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I attended my twelfth World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this past week. In previous years, there were exuberant “dot-com” savants (1999), self-assured US diplomats just before the invasion of Iraq (2003), impressive sovereign wealth funds (2007) and confident private equity barons (2008). In turn, each has been humbled within eighteen to twenty four months. […]

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