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January 5, 2018

If I have heard it once, I have heard it a million times.  I guess it what you hear when you represent any human effort focused beyond one's narrow self-interest...

January 2, 2018

5 Minutes with Paul Polman

Insightful excerpts from a Financial Times (Dec 2017) interview with Unilever CEO Paul Polman (full interview)

It's a good time of year...

December 22, 2017

Around 30 years ago, Barb Fisher and Jim McClure (photo below) got so upset about a proposed strip mall near a wetland.  So Jim decided to draw a picture.  Jim p...

December 21, 2017

Research findings from Bain & Company published in the 2014 Harvard Business Review suggests that 15% of an organization’s time is spent in meetings. The researc...

December 12, 2017

I can’t tell you how many times I used to have this conversation:

“What do you do?”

I work on sustainability.

“Oh……” eyes dart, face falls in bewilderment.

I should...

November 19, 2017

An excerpt from a recent keynote in New York:


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"Sustainable development" was born from a historic moment and a warning...

November 10, 2017

 The one year anniversary of my father death is today. Hugh Miller Foley was a farm boy turned Olympian turned father, turned woodsman, fisherman, foreman and la...

November 8, 2017

Too often we try to impose sustainability onto others, instead of listening to them and allowing it to grow from the inside out.  

I came to this realization year...

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