EYEWITNESSES AT KENYAN MALL ATTACK: “I WAS SURE THEY WERE GOING TO COME IN AT ANY MOMENT.”

By on September 24, 2013 in QUARTZ, WRITING

QUartz / september 22, 2013 NAIROBI—A rumor was spreading that the shooters would spare the lives of Muslims. Eran Ochayon, like most people at the mall, wasn’t Muslim. His friend, hiding elsewhere in the complex, sent him a text message. It was the shahada, an Islamic creed typically recited at daily prayers. Ochayon, a Jewish businessman from Israel, scrawled […]

TURKEY POISED TO CASH IN ON A STABLE SOMALIA

By on September 17, 2013 in QUARTZ

QUARTZ / SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 Two flags now fly over Mogadishu. There’s the Somali one, of course: white star, blue background. The other’s rise over the battered concrete sprawl is more recent. It flies over schools and hospitals, is stamped on trucks and painted on trash bins. The white-and-red emblem even shares the desk of […]

LEAD WITH PRODUCT

By on September 3, 2013 in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL / AUGUST 30, 2013 The most enduring social and environmentally responsible brands lead with product and follow with story. Nobody cares about how much good your company is doing if they don’t love your product. In a recent conversation with Adam Lowery, Chief Greenskeeper at Method, for my upcoming book Profit & […]

BENEFIT CORPORATIONS: CAN INVESTORS HAVE THEIR CAKE AND EAT IT?

By on August 14, 2013 in The Guardian

THE GUARDIAN / AUGUST 14, 2013 The benefit corporation is a new class of corporation in the US, which mandates that entrepreneurs take into consideration their social and environmental impact, potentially at the cost of returns to shareholders. An essential question for entrepreneurs who are creating a sustainable business but also need investment is: what […]

INNOVATION FOR CLEAN WATER IN AFRICA

By on August 11, 2013 in HUFFINGTON POST

HUFFINGTON POST / AUGUST 11, 2013 We just saw it out of the corner of our eye as we were bombing down a dusty road in the district of Kamwenge. Out here in Western Uganda, it’s so normal, that you’d just pass by without thinking anything of it. It was merely a pipe sticking up […]

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