Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Interesting video of Robert Kiyosaki just went up on YouTube, I just linked to it. What do you think of it? Have you read his book? Message is don’t just be an employee if you want to be rich. Be self-employed, or better build a business and be an investor. I’m going to talk about his “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book at the next few IDEA CafĂ© sessions.

Bella is supposed to be the movie to see on Thanksgiving. For details see http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809423607/info

And they are off!!! The Colorado Legislative Council announced the 30 bills that will go before the Colorado Legislature. More to come, these bills do not go against the 5 bill limit for each legislator. Hold on to your wallet. With A thru I there will be a real possibility for the state to use the same Chinese menu technique with a referral to the 2008 ballot. For list of bills already pending see: http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/BillFoldersHouse?openFrameset

Businesses in the 21st century trying to practice sustainability -- balancing environmental and social concerns with generating profits -- would do well to open their U.S. history books and study the contributions of inventor, author and diplomat Benjamin Franklin.

"He was the epitome of values-based leadership," Walter Isaacson, former media executive and author of a 2003 biography of the Philadelphia statesman, told a Pittsburgh audience yesterday… http://www.business.duq.edu/Beard/

Mr. Isaacson was the keynote speaker at a symposium on sustainable business sponsored by Duquesne University's Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics and Palumbo Donahue School of Business. About 200 attended the event in the Hilton Pittsburgh, Downtown.

As the proprietor of a print shop in Philadelphia, Mr. Isaacson said, Mr. Franklin spearheaded the Leather Apron Society -- a group of tradesmen who met every Friday to talk about how they could best serve their community. "They asked themselves the moral questions of the day," which are the same moral questions facing business owners today, Mr. Isaacson said.

Mr. Franklin believed that successful business people had an obligation to be civic and community leaders, "And that's a key to sustainability," said Mr. Isaacson, whose most recent book is a biography of Albert Einstein.

To meet the growing demand for business leaders better versed in the concepts of sustainability, Duquesne's business school this fall began offering a master's degree in the topic and has earned high ratings by the Aspen Institute for its program and for being among the few small universities in the United States to have one.

From: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07320/834328-28.stm

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