01
Aug

Winds of Change

I love the idea of companies making an effort to creatively soften change that is much needed. Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, Goldwind Americas, is starting a free program to train coal workers in the art of wind farming. The first program of its kind is getting its great beginning...

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01
Aug

The Paradox of Our Times

“We have taller buildings but shorter tempers. Wider freeways with narrower viewpoints. We spend more and have less. We buy more and enjoy less. We have bigger houses for smaller families. More conveniences, yet less time. We have more degrees but less sense. More knowledge but less judgement. More...

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01
Aug

Society Issue #917

God save the kings and the queens of modernity! Ever wonder how CEOs of the largest corporations are accountable and resign at the first drop in consumer confidence while senators and representatives enjoy virtual lifelong careers in Congress without even passing a budget? I think it’s time for Congress...

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01
Aug

Gluten-Free Natural Chemicals

When I walk the floor of the Natural Products Expo, I see a cross section of society. Little mom and pop operations going up against giant goliaths, all peddling their latest creations often with little if any research. The evidence is the “deer in headlights” response to even basic...

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01
Aug

On Design

“Originality isn’t the primary goal of design, effectiveness is.” My point exactly since design school! Thank you, Seth Godin.

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01
Aug

Googled

Today I start a new series relating to the recent phenomenon of persuasion. “Just Google it” with some facts found on, well, Google: a wedding band weighing 5-10 grams or about .35 ounces accounts for an average of 20 tons or 640,000 ounces of cyanide containing aggregate waste.

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01
Aug

Wise Words

“The care of human life and happiness….is the only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

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01
Aug

Children Sue to Help Mother (Nature)

In a landmark Columbian Supreme Court case, 25 kids along with Dejusticia sued their government for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest and won! Arguing that deforestation is the country’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, the government’s failure to protect the Amazon was directly violating the rights of...

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