Shelf Life

Shelf Life

March 1, 2014

How to Attack Poverty and Influence People

Using market solutions; tracing inequality’s origins; looking at America’s first self-help guru

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customersby Paul Polak and Mal Warwick. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.Why is it that people who make speeches, often very good speeches, think they […] Read More

January 2, 2014

The Old and the New

Fighting fundamentalism; overcoming strengths that weaken; teaching yesterday’s ways

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune. W.W. Norton & Co., 2013. The pounding on her father’s door in Algiers led Karima Bennoune, then a human […] Read More

September 1, 2013

Regulation According to Sunstein

Why and how business must step up its game

The sprawling White House regulatory apparatus gives President Barack Obama a detour around legislative gridlock in Congress as he seeks a second-term legacy. From environmental and workplace rules to banking and consumer regulations, the executive […] Read More

July 1, 2013

Show Me the Money

Understanding it, making it and giving it away

Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Beingby Zoltan J. Acs. Princeton University Press, 2013.Philanthropy and charity are not the same, Zoltan Acs argues. Philanthropy is investing in something and […] Read More