If you're reading this blog, there is a possibility that you're not the biggest fan of Wall Street. Forbes contributor Steve Denning uses a recent JPMorgan pronouncement as the basis for a scathing review of the whole idea of "maximizing shareholder value" as the supposed single-minded pursuit of business - and, says Jack Welch, "the dumbest idea in the world." Enjoy!
Food Safety News recaps 2014 biggest animal antibiotics stories, including salmonella at Foster Farms, CDC reports of 23,000 people dying from antibiotic-resistent infections, and news from France, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
"Shoppers across the United States are spending more time on the supermarket’s periphery — home to meat, fresh produce and dairy goods — and less in the center aisles, where processed foods rule. They’re piling on protein, moving toward organics, buying more niche brands — all in the name of what the food industry calls “wellness.” Full story at Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Former contributing editor to Gourmet magazine Barry Estabrook serves up 10 book recommendations including Margaret Gray's expose of labor conditions behind New York City's farmers' markets, "Labor and the Locavore", plus fun-ner stuff like James Rodewald's "American Spirit", about legal bootleggers and the fun juice they cook.
102 page .pdf for policy wonks surveying public policy around impact investing around the globe, including conceptual frameworks and case studies covering investment rules and requirements; taxes, subsidies, reporting requirements, and intermediation; and enabling corporate structures.
Published by IIPC, the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Fast Company Magazine recommends considering offering Convertible Notes, Crowdfunding, and, automating Investor Communications. Of course you could also contact us...
The New York Times reports that an increasing number of entrepreneurs have concluded that business plans take too long to write and become outdated too quickly. They skip the plan, which they consider an old economy relic, and go straight to market with a product or service, modifying their strategy in real time.
News from AFI; Links to stories on business-for-good, private-company investing, fundraising, & sustainable food.