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Guidelines for Posting

This is not a “business as usual” business community, so please read these guidelines before you post here.

The Focus
The focus of this community is “business as a force for good in the world.” This community does not cover generic business topics like management, leadership, marketing and so on. There are other communities on Google+ for that, and if you post it here, it will be taken down - usually without explanation. The topic categories on the left side of the community page list the topics we cover here. We will soon post a more detailed description for each category.

The Goals
This community is to help members learn about “Good Business” topics and connect with others who share this interest. Learning and connecting are the goals.

No Spam
If you post blatant spam in the community, you will be banned and reported to Google. Boom.

Link Dumping & Promotion
Link dumping is posting a link without contributing additional thoughts. If you link dump, your post will be removed without explanation. This community is not just a place to market/promote your work. Constantly posting your content and nothing else is generally frowned on. If you want to talk about your work here, please do so in a way that adds real value to the community we are trying to build here.

Contributors
This community has a group of “Contributors” - people with a demonstrated, an ongoing, commitment to sharing high-quality, relevant content. Contributors have more license to share their own content and other material. We will soon have a post introducing our Contributors and their primary areas of topical focus. Here are the guidelines for being a good Contributor: 
https://goo.gl/uc2nam

Moderators
We have a great group of moderators in this community. Please help them out as much as you can, and remember: they’re not paid to do this work - so treat them nicely. :) Here's a bit more about them:
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If you have questions about the guidelines, feel free to ask them in comments below. And finally, please plus this post as a show of your support for these community guidelines.

Thank you for your help in building a great community for all of us. 
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Jeff Mowatt

General Discussion  - 
 
Purpose-driven businesses are few and far between says +Management Today . PR firm +Claremont Communications expresses concern that in some cases ‘purpose’ is becoming a shallow add-on in the same vein as a million useless CSR programmes, but nonetheless acknowledges that having a purpose can add real value.

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/opinion/1395356/why-big-companies-lack-true-higher-purpose/
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Jeff Mowatt

People-Centered Business  - 
 
In the UK the +Labour Party want to create a new economy and it's nothing less than the fundamental business of reforming #capitalism . The arguments for re-distribution over wealth accumulation could be another sign of the shift toward a people-centered economy http://www.p-ced.com/1/node/512 
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Chuck Leddy

People-Centered Business  - 
 
Who are Generation C and HOW do they work?
Generation C is coming soon, and it promises to transform the multigenerational workforce and the way the HR function operates.
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Chuck Leddy

People-Centered Business  - 
 
U.S. Overtime Rules are Changing in a BIG way, impacting millions of workers -- here's what you need to know.
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Rabiu Raman

Sustainable Business  - 
 
To reduce the danger emanating from cigarettes consumption ,government ail over the wold should seek an alternative way of generating income,the issue of cancer and other cigarette related illness would be reduced,then.
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Hernan Huwyler

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What factors define a good risk and compliance culture?  What lessons have you learned to create a strong ethical business culture? Expand this article with your comments. Thanks to the good business community

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-factors-define-good-risk-compliance-culture-huwyler-mba-cpa
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Hernan Huwyler

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Business as a force for good in the world: Please comment or expand my article with your view on how companies should consider ethics not just a response to an aggressive enforcement environment.

"Oh, behave! How ethical companies are more profitable"

Thanks!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/oh-behave-how-ethical-companies-more-profitable-huwyler-mba-cpa?trk=pulse_spock-articles
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Kaizen Proyectos

Sustainable Business  - 
 
A chat really inspiring.
Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.
#TEDx   #inspiration   #effectivemanagement
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?
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Jeff Mowatt

Social Enterprise  - 
 
A UK government appointed panel to review "mission led" business draws criticism from a social enterprise spokesman who sees this as a move to dilute the definition of social business:

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/21779/social_enterprise_uk_accuses_government_of_watering_down_the_definition_of_social_businesses #socent 
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Debanjali 'Followerpreneur'

People-Centered Business  - 
 
Business is a way to serve the community in a regular and a faithful way...philanthropic marketing makes a great sense...
Has large corporate America figured out what small business has known for a long time? That giving back to the community is not only the...
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About this community

The Good Business community is dedicated to business as a force for good in the world. We build relationships and learn from each another as we explore how businesses can help create societal and ecological good. ___________________________

Anupam Saikia

General Discussion  - 
 
Stories Of 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Cheated Failure
Here are the 5 stories of successful entrepreneurs who faced and cheated failure and reached their goal and became successful.
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This post is a general business article and has no commentary. Please do not link drop.
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Jeff Mowatt

Mission-Driven Business  - 
 
 
Purpose-driven businesses are few and far between says +Management Today . PR firm +Claremont Communications expresses concern that in some cases ‘purpose’ is becoming a shallow add-on in the same vein as a million useless CSR programmes, but nonetheless acknowledges that having a purpose can add real value.

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/opinion/1395356/why-big-companies-lack-true-higher-purpose/
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"What is the purpose of a business? The obvious answer is to make money for shareholders", says the article. I suspect most of us here would disagree: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141112065203-3207079-what-is-the-purpose-of-business 
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Sakari Maaranen
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Social Enterprise  - 
 
Eliminating tax evasion is a key to socially sustainable prosperity.
 
Over 300 leading economists have called for an end to tax havens.
In a letter to world leaders, more than 300 leading economists have called for an end to tax havens. Read it here:
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Chuck Leddy

Sustainable Business  - 
 
Why Sustainability Matters in Business -- to employees, investors, and customers
Sustainable clothing makes a big difference to the environment, and to your business as well. Here are the some of benefits of going green.
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Simon Robinson

Sustainable Business  - 
 
These are some thoughts inspired after being at the Salesforce world tour in São Paulo today.
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Chuck Leddy

General Discussion  - 
 
Improving the Design of Workplaces to Support Productivity/Employee Motivation
Workplace design often goes unrecognized as a driver of employee productivity, despite its obvious relevance to collaboration, engagement and flexibility.
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Kaizen Proyectos

Sustainable Business  - 
 
#Greenbutts   5 trillion cigarette butts become litter every year and most are synthetic filters, resistant to degradation. They can take 10-15 years to break apart. This company curbs the global blight of pollution caused by discarded cigarette butts into the environment while providing a high quality smoking experience.
#environment   #sustainability   #ecodesign   #sustainabledesign  
Cigarette filters are the single most-littered item in the world. They litter our beaches, roadways and parks posing a significant health hazard for all wild life.…
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Kaizen Proyectos

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What can nonprofits learn from mega-corporations like Coca-Cola, whose global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants — and can get — an ice-cold Coke? Maybe this model could work for distributing health care, vaccinations, sanitation, even condoms ...if we're going to speed up the progress and go even faster on the set of Millennium Development Goals that we're set as a world, we need to learn from the innovators, and those innovators come from every single sector. I feel that, if we can understand what makes something like Coca-Cola ubiquitous, we can apply those lessons then for the public good.
What do you think?
Melinda Gates makes a provocative case: What can nonprofits learn from mega-corporations like Coca-Cola, whose global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants — and can get — an ice-cold Coke? Maybe this model could work for distributing health care, vaccinations, sanitation, even condoms ...
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Yume H.

Social Enterprise  - 
 
Hi, my name is Yume. I'm a Digital Strategist, Technical Consultant and Entrepreneur. I have been doing digital marketing strategies and tech development since 2006. I launched a new series on YouTube to help socially responsible businesses and those businesses that invest in diversity and inclusion (minority-owned, woman-owned, LGBTQ, etc.). Please have a look! There will be on-going fresh content and lessons being added.
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Great video!
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