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reviewed Sustainability and Emergency Medical .... March 30, 2011
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Sustainability and Emergency Medical Information Management
      A doctor and a lawyer walking into a bar one day to shed off some worries from this roller-coaster economy; one says to the other: you know, in this economy, I don’t have …
reviewed Sustainability. January 27, 2011
Sustainability
   June 4, 2084. It’s an ordinarily hot summer day in Beijing – 58 degree Celsius.       art by Kristen, Mediatinker      The streets …
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: The Law
First, a disclosure: I contributed to two of the articles in this volume, so I obviously have my biases. Therefore, this review will be more a description about the book than a rating.    So, …
reviewed L3C. March 01, 2010
L3C
There are lots of things wrong with the current definitions of a corporation, a fact which was highlighted recently by the Supreme Court's ruling that companies have unlimited right to 'free speech'. …
reviewed Mendocino Moola. March 01, 2010
Mendocino Moola
 Local currencies like Mendocino Moola are such an ignored option in fighting our economic woes, mostly because it's costly and confusing to introduce a new currency. The dollar is a pretty good …
reviewed ShoreBank. February 28, 2010
 Shorebank was one of the early pioneers in sustainable community banking. Their success has paved the way for expansion in the Pacific Northwest, and indirectly spawned the likes of New Resource …
reviewed New Leaf Paper. February 21, 2010
New Leaf Paper
New Leaf Paper has a clear mission: "Our goal is to inspire -- through our success -- a fundamental shift toward environmental responsibility in the paper industry."      …
reviewed Joie de Vivre. February 21, 2010
Joie de Vivre
I've never stayed at one of their establishments, but the model that JdV has pursued is interesting: extreme transparency, individuality in their product offering, respect for workforce in an industry …
reviewed Seeds of Sustainability (dotorg). December 07, 2009
 Seeds of Sustainability is worth tracking. The fun thing about the sprouting method they are sharing is that it was a brilliant unexpected discovery one day when all they expected to find was …
reviewed Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller,.... November 11, 2009
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living
David Owen pops holes in environmentalists' cartoon thought balloons to help us see the world as it is, instead of how we think it is. He is adept at reframing one's thinking with examples and explanations …
Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto
The "sustainability" seems to be the biggest buzzword these days, and an increasing number of institutions are judged according to whether they espouse sustainability in their practices or not. Many college …
reviewed Strategy for Sustainability: A Busine.... June 22, 2009
Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto
First, read Robert Morris' thorough 5-star review to get an overview of this book's contents.     The author's frustration at not being able to persuade New Orleans' leaders of the …
reviewed Strategy for Sustainability: A Busine.... June 18, 2009
Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto
I opened this book without much enthusiasm, expecting an informative if rather dry overview of various business models. I was surprised and pleased to find and engaging account of how certain showcased …
reviewed Strategy for Sustainability: A Busine.... June 18, 2009
Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto
As Adam Werbach explains in the Introduction, all companies have the opportunity to formulate and then execute a strategy that will enable them to avoid severely damaging if not fatal problems such as …
reviewed Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sust.... January 27, 2009
Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
This book's impact on you will vary depending on your level of familiarity with the topic in general. I think The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream and The Party's …
reviewed Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sust.... November 24, 2008
Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
Ok, so there are currently about 1 billion cars on the planet and in 20 years there will be 2 billion cars. And you think its hard to find a parking space now?    The book lays out …
reviewed The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaratio.... November 19, 2007
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of
Hawken's message is no less urgent 15 years after he wrote this landmark book on economic change. It is a message he refined as co-author (with the Lovinses) of NATURAL CAPITALISM: CREATING THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL …
reviewed The Keystone Advantage: What the New .... September 06, 2004
The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of
As this book's subtitle correctly indicates, Iansiti and Levien explain "what the new dynamics of business ecosystems mean for strategy, innovation, and sustainability." They are quite correct when pointing …
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