Throughout the recent years we have seen an uptake in a new group of SMB’s – the “Progressive SMB,” organizations that are increasingly encroaching on the territory of their larger competitors. But what makes a SMB progressive?
Is social media marketing effective? That’s the question being asked as more and more businesses are investing in increasing amounts of social media marketing. With no standard means of measurement, there’s a wide variety of goals and metrics used...
“Our problem is not lack of growth but too much of it,” Sedláček said. An economy that uses debt to grow must continue to do so by taking on more and more debt or, alternatively, face a slowdown that will lead to bankruptcy. It is like owning a car that explodes when it stops, argued Sedláček."
Brilliant presentation at the Fifth Annual European Investment Conference in Prague by Czech economist Tomáš Sedláček, who was an advisor to Vaclav Havel in the past.
by Anura Guruge Click to access the Steve Hodecker Website. The Brilliant Paul Warnick of Gilford Click to access the Phil 'n The Blanks. We had an outstanding birthday dinner at Giuseppe's, in Meredith, last night.
A New Hampshire judge has ruled that students in New Hampshire can vote there despite being unable to prove residency in the state. Even though the college vote for Obama has diminished, this was a victory for liberals.
"One question that stops conversations cold is, 'What if our greatest societal challenge is not climate but growth?'"
Climate change is really just an ambiguous term or understatement for the problem at the root of our energy production and consumption, which is growth in energy use, economic/population expansion, and environmental degradation resulting in overshoot that is vulnerable to collapse.
Interesting reflections on how all the energy spent on dealing with climate change distracts us from the real root cause of our "great disruption".
by Anura Guruge Prior post: Lets Get Josh Spaulding, The Baysider, To The '2014 Winter Olympics' In Sochi, Russia. Nov. 2, 2012. Good news. I had an e-mail from Josh this morning. He has set up an account for this effort at ...
"City leaders aspiring to transform their cities into models of sustainability must look beyond city limits and include in their calculation the global flow of goods and materials into their realm, argue researchers in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences journal Ambio."
Interesting analysis: if we look at the total footprint of cities, how sustainable are they really? Is urbanisation really the key to future sustainability? And what about the social sustainability of cities in a world of increasing inequality?
"The oil and gas industry is under pressures that will transform it. The effect of other industries on oil demand, the increasing opportunities for non-conventional oil and gas that offset perceptions of limits to conventional resources, and the shift of growth to Asia will all compel the industry to look for growth in value rather than volume, to distinguish between the expanding markets of developing countries and the declining markets of the private sector in developed countries, and to target technologies to a diversity of resource opportunities outside the state sector and to specialized partnerships within it."
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club has released its list of carefully selected candidates running for Governor, Executive Council, State Senate and State House of Representatives.
It is startling to find that Chinese people’s feelings of well-being have declined in a period of such momentous improvement in their economic lives.
Richard Easterlin in NY Times: China demonstrates that "growth alone, even at sustained, spectacular rates, has not produced the kind of life satisfaction crucial to a stable society — an experience that shows how critically important good jobs and a strong social safety net are to people’s happiness."
Another piece of evidence that it is time for a new economic and social development model.