August, 2009Archive for

GreenXchange – Open Innovation for Sustainability

There is now a huge amount of work going on in the field of sustainability innovation, but much of it is hidden behind closed doors and under the wraps of patents. Much of the work relates not to stuff that is tied to product features that obviously need protection, but to processes that can have wider benefit beyond company’s doors and gates. GreenXchange is a means of facilitating sustainability innovation sharing in a controlled way, using the creative commons approach, using a platform fo...

The American (Bad) Dream

The American Dream expresses the aspiration for a "better, richer, and happier life." Hmm... The minimum wage in New York currently stands at just under $15,000 and the national average wage stands at about $31,500. By contrast it is forecast (NY Times, July 15) that Goldman Sachs employees “could on average, earn roughly $770,000 each this year or nearly what they did at the height of the boom.” This average includes every banker, trader, mailroom and janitor at the firm, or over 50 times...