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October 5, 2012
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Setting the Example 
  • Extreme fracking project targets Oregon volcano
    Two energy companies have been given clearance to use hydraulic fracturing techniques to break open the hot, rocky sides of an Oregon volcano in a bid for geothermal energy. Supporters say fracking-enhanced geothermal plants could deliver 100,000 megawatts of energy by 2050. Wired.com/Wired Science blog (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

Creating Accountability 
 
  • Peanut butter battle leaves NGOs in sticky situation
    Two nonprofit groups have set up factories in Haiti, where each hopes to make a peanut-butter-based nutritional aid to help the country's children. But there's a problem: There are only enough peanuts in Haiti to support one factory, and a single plant could produce more than enough of the supplement for all of Haiti's children. That's a sign that the nongovernmental organizations are trying too hard to act like competing private-sector companies, some experts say. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

Green Marketing 
 
  • Chanel turns wind turbines into a fashion accessory
    For its ready-to-wear show, Chanel had its supermodels strut across a solar-panel runway overshadowed by stylized wind turbines. The design house's embrace of the clean-energy aesthetic speaks to the technologies' enduring appeal, writes Alexis Madrigal. "Though both these technologies have been around for decades now, this still feels like The Future, capital F," he writes. The Atlantic online (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

The Responsible Leader 
Powering Tomorrow 
  • Study: Offshore wind development would boost S.C. economy
    Building a 1-gigawatt wind farm off the coast of South Carolina between 2016 and 2025 would create thousands of jobs and bring in $3.66 billion in economic activity to the state, according to researchers from Clemson University. "Wind energy products and services represent an area of economic opportunity for South Carolina and its people," the researchers said. RechargeNews.com (tiered subscription model) (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Is clean energy a synonym for crony capitalism?
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has criticized President Barack Obama for steering government contracts to clean-energy companies that supported his election campaign, writes Dan Primack. However, many of the contracts Romney cites were signed before Obama entered office, and Romney has ties to such companies, too, Primack notes. CNNMoney/Fortune (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • Stop trying to act like a leader
    The best leaders don't act out the role of a leader; rather, they allow leadership to emanate from their inner character, writes Mike Henry Sr. "By leading from who you are, and bringing life to your team, they bring life in return to you, your team and your customers," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
If it's in our product, we're accountable for it."
--Brian Kelley, chief product supply officer of Coca-Cola Refreshments, as quoted at SmartBlog on Food & Beverage
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