I’m tired of seeing disingenuous companies make money through the exploitation of nature and people in third world countries. I want the good guys to win, so I’ve compiled a list of awesome companies I think deserve your attention. If you’re trying to start a company yourself, look to these guys. They’ve shown that you can have profits, AND make the world a better place. In fact, being socially responsible pays off. According to Edelman’s 2012 goodpurpose study, 76 percent of global consumers believe that companies should be able to profit while doing good, which is a 33 percent increase from 2008. Here are some of my favorite companies: Continue reading 3 Companies Kicking Ass When it Comes to Social Responsibility
Swedish cinemas are introducing a new rating system that screens films based on their gender bias. The rating system is called The Bechdel Test, and it was named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who made a cartoon about the rating idea in 1985.
The test is simple and follows these guidelines: Continue reading Your Favorite Movie is Probably Filled With Rampant Sexism
In a 2007 interview with Charlie Rose, Steve Martin gave a simple piece of advice to young performers, “Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” That really struck me. A lot of creative people forget to diligently work on their craft so it’s the best it can absolutely be. Instead, they focus on trying to get publicity or marketing themselves. At the end of the day, all the publicity in the world won’t get you anywhere if you suck at what you do. Michael Jordan was a really good basketball player, Oprah is a really good TV show host, Anderson Cooper is a really good journalist, and Tim Ferriss is a really good human guinea pig. Like Gary Vaynerchuk says, “If you’re putting out good shit, people are going to notice.” Continue reading The Last Rebrand: A Personal Manifesto