allaboutgeorge + sustainable   16

Lasts Longer | Asymco
Of course, there would be not much business without an environment and we should all strive for sustainability.  But this is an existential observation, and it’s defensive. The important call to make is that Apple is making a bet that sustainability is a growth business.

Fundamentally, Apple is betting on having customers not selling them products.

The purpose of Apple as a firm is to create and preserve customers and to create and preserve products. This is fundamental and not fully recognized.
iphone  apple  business  environment  sustainable  strategy  corporations  relationships  technology 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Current Thinking
"I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
enery  environment  sustainable  usa  history  creativity  suburbia  urban  newjersey 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Why Are They Greener Than We Are?
"My prediction is that if we have a change in America, it won't be driven by politicians or architects but by the developers [...] So I think the one group we associate most with greed and inefficiency, it will lead the way in the future."
architecture  environment  sustainable  europe  usa  design  land  government  green  realestate 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Ghawar, Going, Gone... | MetaFilter
"Think about what it would be like if you had to take a 5% pay cut every year for the rest of your life, that may help."
oil  energy  saudiarabia  usa  corporations  africa  china  india  refinery  sustainable 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Year Without Toilet Paper
“That’s the thing about this current wave of environmentalism. It’s not about, how do we protect some abstract pristine space? It’s what can real people do in their home or office or whatever."
environment  public  social  outdoors  cities  behavior  food  urban  transit  sustainable  transportation  relationships 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: History, Digitized (and Abridged)
"There's an illusion being created that all the world's knowledge is on the Web, but we haven't begun to glimpse what is out there in local archives and libraries,"
history  books  research  jobs  work  academia  copyright  public  sustainable  reading 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: GM Introduces Plug-In Electric Car
"The domestic industry spends hundreds of millions to cultivate image. What they've been slow to realize is that fuel efficiency is increasingly sexy to many Americans. Even if you don't buy a Prius, you have the sense that Toyota is with the program."
cars  energy  green  environment  usa  marketing  sustainable 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: China’s New Leftist
“People ask in the West, How could China develop capitalism with an authoritarian state? But that’s ignoring how modern capitalism grew in the West, without much democracy and with the help of imperialism and colonialism."
china  india  politics  power  environment  health  population  capitalism  sustainable  society  farming 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | Europe | Nobel for anti-poverty pioneers
"Mr Yunus set up the bank in 1976 with just $27 from his own pocket. Thirty years on, the bank has 6.6 million borrowers, of which 97% are women, according to the Grameen website."
poverty  business  feminism  women  gender  money  sustainable  peace  nobel 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
PopMatters: Walking Away From It All: The New Great American Fantasy
"So how could McGruder give up the strip, and voluntarily relinquish some of the spotlight we’re all supposed to want? Didn’t he get the memo? Well, maybe he did. But maybe it was the same memo Dave Chappelle got."
aesthetics  identity  television  humor  comedy  fiction  newspapers  sustainable  creativity  work  jobs  copyright 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Corante's Rebuilding Media: Newspapers, meet precipice: It's the product, stupid
"Imagine the interplay between a seven day a week digital product and a densely focused (and wildly profitable) three-day a week print product. Each doing different things. Each serving readers and advertisers in different ways."
newspapers  media  journalism  business  www  weblogging  blogging  creativity  sustainable  social  internet 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
CHE: 9/23/2005: Carlin Romano's "New Orleans and the Probability Blues"
"Probability theory and risk analysis may not be the jazziest topics to wrestle with in Katrina's wake, but more should try. And not just in regard to the Gulf Coast."
neworleans  hurricane  katrina  cities  politics  psychology  futurism  urban  sustainable 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: Bubble-Metrics: Economists Handicap Housing Markets
"Mr. DeKaser found that as of this year's first quarter, 53 metropolitan areas -- accounting for 31% of the total U.S. housing market -- were 'extremely overvalued and confront a high risk of future price correction.'"
realestate  housing  cities  sustainable  economics  california  massachusetts 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: The housing struggle
"Owning a home in a major city should be an opportunity to put down roots and build family wealth, not a contest that only the wealthiest competitors win."
housing  realestate  cities  massachusetts  sustainable 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Kitchen Voyeur: Sunny Side Up
"Mary said, quoting Peter Matthiessen, 'Anyone who pushes a button to turn on the gas or turns a spigot for water doesn't know how most of the world lives.'"
solar  cooking  food  energy  environment  sustainable 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Tourists at Market to Look Crowd Those Who Cook
"[I]t's what they buy and how it ultimately affects the market. If people are going home with bunches of dried lavender in their suitcases, is the farmer that grows that going to keep growing green garlic, too?"
food  sf  sustainable  social  tourism  farm 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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