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CSR: New Model for Capitalism?

CSR: New Model for Capitalism?

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Grey Goose Boulangerie Bleue Popup Lands in NYC Some secret doors take you to Narnia and others take you to the Bat Cave. And when French vodka-maker Grey Goose is involved, the secret door takes you to the French Riviera—via the Hudson River. On June 16, Grey Goose will open a four-day pop-up in New York’s Battery Park City that aims to transport visitors to the French Riviera via a secret entrance through a traditional French bakery. There they “will enjoy an immersive, experience created by an influential list of culinary, cocktail and music partners,” according to a press release.

Insight Knowledge Exchange Economics Mario Monti: "The Worst Part of the Crisis Is Over" IESE; IESE Insight Choosing a Screencasting Tool / Software Demo Creation Tool - indoition software user assistance When evaluating tools for screencasting, it’s important to understand that there are two general groups of tools: ▪The group of frame-based tools creates animations based on a few static images (“frames” or “slides”). A new frame or slide is only created when something new actually took place in the software (when a new window has opened, for example). The mouse cursor isn’t visible in the frames. Movements of the mouse and user inputs are simulated separately by the tool. Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative Most creative people have two things in common: They are willing to consider alternatives to the way things are currently done, and they see objects, people, and situations from multiple perspectives. After all, if you shun new experiences, you will miss out on exciting opportunities. And many of those opportunities involve seeing existing elements of the world in a new way. Research by Adam Galinsky and his colleagues at Columbia Business School suggest that one way to enhance these two skills is to immerse yourself in a multicultural experience. Think about what happens if you spend a year living in another country. Chances are, the people speak a different language, so you have to recognize that even the way people communicate in that country differs from where you are from.

Business Magazine Autumn 2011 Some 140 years ago, Leland Stanford became intrigued by what seemed like a straightforward question but was a matter of real debate among horseracing enthusiasts: Does a running horse at some point in its gait maintain all four feet off the ground? To find out, Stanford invited the photographer Eadweard Muybridge to conduct a series of experiments. On what’s now part of Stanford University campus, he set up a series of cameras triggered by trip wires to snap a quick series of shots as Stanford’s Kentucky-bred mare Sallie Gardner galloped around a track. Their finding, to the surprise of both the art and science communities, was that the answer was yes. Stanford’s efforts to discover the answer to this question is illustrative of something deep in the DNA of the university he founded soon after: a thirst for knowledge and understanding, and for innovative approaches to problem solving. Stanford Business celebrates these values.

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized The problem is that better overall productivity in an organization may not translate into increased productivity for an individual worker. Though one person may now be producing the previous results of three, she’s not being paid three times as much. That’s the whole point of companies using technology and other improvements: fewer people are now needed for the same results. But the workers who remain also tend to have much more responsibility.

Ethical thinking: Professor Mark Schwartz shows how can work in business Tuesday, June 7th, 2011. In the wake of disasters such as the BP oil spill, the term “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) is prevalent. But what does it mean and why is it important? And how does it relate to businesses, stakeholders and the public? In his new book, Corporate Social Responsibility: An Ethical Approach, Professor Mark Schwartz (right) clarifies the fundamentals and importance of CSR and details how a conscientious way of doing business is possible in today’s profit-driven world. Ikea opens a DIY supper club in Shoreditch Visitors will have the assistance of a sous chef and maître de, while the venue has been designed to have a homely, kitchen-style environment – but with space for far more guests. "The dining club" opens on 10 September, runs for two weeks, and will offer a menu of modern sharing dishes, including some from Scandinavian cuisine. Ikea will be providing the food, drink and staff free of charge. To cater to those without a booking, the retailer is also hosting a series of "Food for thought" workshops run by the likes of Bake Off winner Edd Kimber and Instagram star Pixie Turner, covering subjects such as 1 ingredient 4 ways, Swedish Baking, Fermentation, Clean Eating, The Future of Food, Sustainable Eating and Food Styling Tips.

Business School Research at London Business School receives international acclaim and is used for reference all over the world. Search for publications using the form on the right, or click on one of the publication types below. Faculty publications Faculty at London Business School publish academic papers, reports and books spanning all business topics. donald kirkpatrick's learning evaluation theory - a training and learning measurement, evaluations and assessments model Donald L Kirkpatrick's training evaluation model - the four levels of learning evaluation also below - HRD performance evaluation guide Donald L Kirkpatrick, Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin (where he achieved his BBA, MBA and PhD), first published his ideas in 1959, in a series of articles in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors. The articles were subsequently included in Kirkpatrick's book Evaluating Training Programs (originally published in 1994; now in its 3rd edition - Berrett-Koehler Publishers). Donald Kirkpatrick was president of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in 1975. Kirkpatrick has written several other significant books about training and evaluation, more recently with his similarly inclined son James, and has consulted with some of the world's largest corporations.

Brandspeak: 7 Benefits of Brand Licensing The following is a guest post by Michael Stone, Chairman and Co-Founder of Beanstalk: Why are corporate marketing leaders and others turning to licensing as never before? With the exponential growth of targeted marketing through the internet, the decline of traditional advertising, and the readily available information about products on the internet, brand owners are now compelled to think and act much more strategically to zero in on and reach their consumers in an authentic and genuine way. Licensing can help deliver the brand message—it’s a tool in the marketing tool box.

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Talkwheel wants to reinvent the way we communicate online — Online Collaboration We have email, we have message boards, we have IM, but if they aren’t integrated with one another, our collaborative communications often fall short. Andy McLoughlin, cofounder of Huddle, recently discussed the limitations of email as a collaboration tool. Virtual teams are finding email streams hard to track and harder to scale. IM conversations, while great in the moment, often disappear into the ether, not archived for future reference. And message boards are barely a step up from the Usenet Newsgroups of the early Internet. So where do we go from here?

VF Corp. Expands Sustainability Efforts with Forest Derived Materials Policy VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company, just released its first Forest Derived Materials Policy, setting guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustainable forest materials and products. Parent of Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Wrangler and Lee, VF’s policy is geared to minimize deforestation and forest degradation including the loss of ancient and endangered forests, loss of biodiversity and habitat, use of forced labor in making forestry products, and loss of indigenous peoples and local community rights. VF advocates the use of products made from recycled fiber whenever possible and promotes use of Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper and fiber.

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