At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) — The Naked Brand takes aim at traditional advertising and its future. With their constant use of technology and social media, today’s consumers are smarter and more invested in what they buy and marketers are taking advantage of this newly empowered customer by creating transparent and positive stories about their companies and products. (Source: Bloomberg)
Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.
Philosopher Peter Singer discusses what is the most effective way to give? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality, and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share
Linda Rottenberg (Co-Founder & CEO, Endeavor) interviews Marc Benioff (CEO, Salesforce) about his experience as an entrepreneur, the future of technology, cloud computing, and the enterprise space, highlighting some of the revolutionary approaches Marc has taken at Salesforce with respect to innovation, internal communication, and giving back.
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world.