Category: Corporate Empathy

Why pulling out of Paris Agreement will not change U.S. course on climate change

Human influenced climate change is real my friends. Regardless of Presidential policy. While U.S. government action on climate change oscillates based on party control, the marketplace has increasingly ruled in favor of science. Over the past decade more and more companies have pledged to fight climate change. The U.S. government’s withdrawal from the Paris climate …

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Summer Reading Recap 2015

In June I decided to reboot my reading habit and completed a book each week which has lead to more consistent reading overall. With summer coming to a close I thought I would share some thoughts on some of them. The topics varied but all relate in some fashion to my projects regarding how technology and corporations are …

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Competition, Not Regulation Drives GMO Transparency

In March 2013 Whole Foods Market put “a stake in the ground on GMO labeling” by announcing that by 2018 all products sold by the grocery chain would be labeled indicating any included genetically modified organisms in order to provide full GMO transparency to customers. The announcement occurred around the same time as failed efforts by consumer activists to petition the federal government …

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‘Mad Men’ was a decade-long whale hunt antagonized by an economist

The series finale of ‘Mad Men’ closed a fictional window to the 1960s. Women’s and civil rights, The Beatles, Serge Gainsbourg and The Doors, the introduction of birth control and realization that cigarettes cause cancer. The series remained authentic by intertwining itself with events of the decade. The crash of American Airlines Flight 1, the assassinations of John F Kennedy …

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Iconic Brands Continue to Ignore Trend, Refuse to Innovate

News this week that Sears and Kmart will close 235 stores along with JCPenney’s continued decent reaffirm my belief that the true value of these iconic brands is being ignored. In the case of JCPenney, unimaginative executives struggle to increase sales with awkward marketing stunts in a retail industry that is returning to its roots. While the brands of yesterday are suffering slow …

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Work Revolution Needed for Tampa Bay Transit Plans

The top priority of improving our transportation network is to reduce congestion which would improve the quality of life and make our region more attractive to top employers and professionals. Infrastructure and bus improvements short of rail will certainly assist with relieving congestion; and with continued political efforts can be brought to reality. But will these initiatives ever really ease …

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