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May 13, 2010

Listing to Starboard

"I'm not going to rearrange the furniture on the deck of the Titanic."  - Rogers Morton

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April 20, 2010

It’s What You See That Matters in Transparency

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see – Henry David Thoreau - A few months ago, I started a series of blog posts on Practical Environmentalism. This post is the fifth and last of that series. To recap, this one was preceded by the following:

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December 7, 2009

All in a Night’s Performance – Bogart, Business and Boxes

“The only thing that you owe the public is a good performance” - Humphrey Bogart Maybe this is true in acting; but it’s not accurate when it comes to business in general, or delivering boxes every day and night.

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November 5, 2009

Practical Environmentalism

"A house can have integrity, just like a person" - Ayn Rand -  Practical Environmentalism is strategic and transformational environmental stewardship that adds tangible value in the effort to be more responsible. It doesn’t matter if the organization practicing it is a household, a business, a state, regional or national government.

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November 24, 2008

Corporate Culture vs. Social Media

If you want to learn a lot about a corporate culture, go through the process of launching a corporate blog.  Successful companies often become successful because they have strong cultures based on command and control – emphasis on control.  It’s all about process, approval, calculating risk and measuring outcomes.  That does not always jive well with social media. FedEx is one such company -- if the idea of losing control is scary then the idea of a blog has the makings of a nightmare!

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