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The Collaboration Economy

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Collaboration Economy

The Collaboration Economy by Eric Lowitt explores the ways in which modern corporations, the state of the environment and social justice issues are inextricably intertwined. In the first part of The Collaboration Economy, Lowitt delineates the deficiencies associated with the current state of the economy, which he coins the “Waste Economy.” He depicts the current economic framework as unsustainable, impractical and inefficient, both environmentally and financially. His descriptions make evident the need for concerted action to develop more future- […]

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The Myth of the American Energy Crisis

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Myth of the American Energy Crisis

The flier containing information about an upcoming presentation was titled Myth of the American Energy Crisis. I thought to myself this is a catchy title for sure and it includes the word “energy,” so I had better clear that date on my calendar so I could check out what I was hoping would be a brilliant presentation on energy and politics by Mark Chapin Johnson, PhD at the Center Club in Orange County, California on September 12, 2012. It turned out that I was not disappointed. The bottom line according to Dr. Johnson is that virtually everything we know and think about the merits of ethanol is actually the opposite [...]

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The All Important U.S. Quest for Energy

April 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The All Important U.S. Quest for Energy

In his most recent book, “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World,” (Sept 20, 2011) Pulitzer Prize author Daniel Yergin makes a strong case that energy forms the backbone of the economic system in the United States. Yergin’s position is that since we have a fast paced growing world economy, if […]

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One Bold Vision

January 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
One Bold Vision

The latest edition of the Wharton Magazine features one of the boldest books I’ve seen in a long time. In “Sustainability: The Future of Value”, Wharton MBA Eric Lowitt takes on a brutal uphill battle, arguing that sustainability is actually critical to the success of a firm. While many firms commit resources to “appearing” sustainable […]

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