Social Impact and the Facebook Fortune

In the past few years, ‘impact’ seems to have become the clarion cry of countless well-meaning business and social sector leaders around the world. Suddenly, it seems, making an impact is synonymous with success. Increasingly, business magazines like Fortune, Entrepreneur and Wired are covering ‘social impact,’ ‘impact investing,’ ‘impact measurement,’ and more. Yet the sheer complexity of some of the …

Must we Accumulate Unbridled Wealth Before Being Generous?

One Plus One Equals Three: Philanthropy & Cause Marketing In 1900, when Andrew Carnegie turned 65, a new competitor to his thriving stell-making business was ready to enter the market. Andy was confident that his industry leading company could stave off the new upstart, but he was ready to retire. So he chose instead to sell his company to his …