Profit vs. Impact – The Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility

An Apple shareholder recently asked the company’s CEO Tim Cook why he has embraced supply chain sustainability, third party worker safety audits and several other initiatives that are expensive and unprofitable. With a bluntness rarely articulated by a public company CEO, Cook responded, “[Apple does] a lot of things for reasons besides the profit motive. […]

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Crisis Surrounds Us

“High-Risk” – classification given to conversations with texters who have been deemed to have a high-risk of suicide. As a crisis counselor, conversations like these jolt your adrenalin and training into action. Your own emotions are quickly put aside and you dig in. -:-:-:-:- For the past 12 weeks, I have spent more than 50 hours interacting […]

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What Kills a Unicorn?

GoPro went public in March of 2015 at a valuation of $3B. Just a little under a year later, its valuation has cratered to $1.7B, a drop of 43%. Etsy entered the public markets in April of 2015 valued at $3.3B. Fast forward to today, its value has dropped 74% to $850M. FitBit IPO’ed in […]

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