Browsing All Posts filed under »Economics«

Warby Parker: Doing Well By Doing Good

July 20, 2011


Benjamin Franklin is know for his philosophy of "doing well by doing good." I recently ran across this brief news story in the Financial Times about a new company, Warby Parker, which seems to have Ben Franklin's philosophy as part of its core mission.

Good for Christian Lopez

July 11, 2011


Christian Lopez snagged the ball when Derek Jeter hit his 3,000th home run at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Instead of doing the Wall Street thing and auctioning off the ball to the highest bidder, Lopez returned the ball to Jeter. Way to go, Mr. Lopez. Mr. Lopez apparently has a six-figure student loan obligation. I […]

Food, health and the I-want-mine-now mindset

October 13, 2010


As Poor Richard, Ben Franklin popularized the ancient adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know that an apple a day isn’t going to prevent all health problems. But the general principle is sound. Fruits and veggies should be at the center of our diets. It surprises me that the importance […]

Ignite Birmingham 1: Connecting-the-dots

June 12, 2010


I am honored to have had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Ignite Birmingham event held Thursday, April 29, 2010. As I listened to the other talks throughout the evening I began to realize that most of them featured themes or ideas that were compatible with points I planned to touch on in my […]