Time has come for closing arguments in our debate with Felix Salmon. In his final shot he offered up the typically provocative (and false) assertion that ‘Philanthrocapitalism coddles CEOs’. This came as a bit of a surprise, since we have written extensively about the failings of corporate bosses to grasp the scale of the challenge […]
Tag: The Road From Ruin
On Profits and Philanthropy, continued
Of all Felix Salmon’s many unjustified criticisms of our work (and this blog, like our books, is always written jointly), none is odder than his assertion in his latest attack (“Philanthropy Can’t Be Outsourced To A Profit Motive”) that “when corporate leaders listen to Altman and Bishop, then, they get the message that if they […]
The Rise of Social Capital Markets
This week in San Francisco some 1200 people have gathered for SoCap10, the third annual meeting of what has already become a sort of Woodstock for those interested in social capital markets. Judging by the many invites to SoCap-related parties that we have received (much appreciated) and California’s relaxed laws on marijuana use, it may […]
Is CSR Evil?
Is corporate social responsibility to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf or for the meltdown of the global financial system in late 2008? This accusation has been made by our friend Chrystia Freeland in the Washington Post. While it is easy to understand the contrarian appeal of this claim – how ironic that […]