“Both the killing and captivity of dolphins are ethically indefensible. This is not an emotional claim. It is based on hard science.”—
Thomas I. White, who is the Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Business Ethics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, writing in the Times’ Dot Earth blog about ethical issues raised by the brutal slaughter of dolphins in Japan. (via poptech)
“Working to reshape how big companies do business for the better is incredibly difficult, but it can also have a much larger impact than starting your own tiny project.”—The League Of Intrapreneurs: 4 Changemakers Making A Difference Inside Big Companies
These four winners of Ashoka and Accenture’s League Of Intrapreneurs have managed to make big changes inside their organizations.
“At one level, [Home] is just the next mobile version of Facebook. At a deeper level, I think this can start to be a change in the relationship that we have with how we use computing devices." -Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Home announcement address.”—Reading Between The Lines Of Mark Zuckerberg’s Vision Statement
“The number one competitor is ourselves. It’s our ability to change. The number two competitor is everyone else. It’s not Macy’s, it’s not Kohl’s, because if you look at it, every one of our customers shops Amazon, Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s, specialty stores, The Gap—they all shop around! Everyone shops everywhere. So if you look at your competitor as a competitor, you’ll make a mistake. Your competitor is yourself and they way you unlock potential is to unlock a new way to compete. And ideally in a way that’s never been done before, so it’s seen as new.”— Former JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson
“Influence is a funny thing. Once it required leaping through certain hoops: Winning political office, say, or starting a large business. But technology democratizes anything it touches, and now, thanks to social media, you can have followers even if you haven’t done the sorts of things (like starting a major religion) that won you "followers" in the past.”—Here are some ways to go about becoming a guru from How To Become A Guru from CNN’s MoneyWatch
“Like Mark Twain used to say, if you eat a live frog for breakfast, the rest of the day will taste great (burp).”—Here are some tips for knocking more things of your To Do list today:- Keep just one list
- The 1-3-5 Rule
- Complete one cringe-worthy mission before lunch
NYC tech startup, On Deck Capital, is running a contest to celebrate the opening of its new NYC headquarters. The contest will connect one deserving New York City-based small business with $10,000. All you have to do is describe in 100 words or less how the money would help your business grow….