~ November 24, 2016 Issue ~
Helping business faculty explore the relationships between corporations, capital markets, and the public good.
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Babson College: Cheryl Kirschner

A company sacrificed safety for growth and customers paid the price. What role did company culture play and what lessons should other companies take from this example?
The Conversation: Thomas Kochan

How can business and society stakeholders work together to create good jobs in a thriving economy?
The Atlantic: Gillian B. White

Monopolies lead to higher costs, lower pay and also shape political power. How can we tackle the dangers of corporate concentration to the economy and to democracy?
Al Jazeera English: Evan Mascagni, Shannon Post

The environmental impacts of pesticides know no political boundaries, but can the agriculture industry succeed without them?
One entrepreneur's push to patch a broken system helps students avoid crippling debt. What similar gaps could business address?
The New York Times: David Leonhardt

In this increasingly post-industrial economy, schools' workforce development efforts are improving outcomes. How can corporations help?
On this American Thanksgiving, consider what turkeys cost poultry workers (and the case for heritage turkeys); is a green alternative to Black Friday possible?; why traditional production jobs probably aren't coming back (hint: a spot welding robot in the auto industry can cost $8 an hour, a worker $25); the economists paid to promote mega-mergers; how Greensburg, Kansas overcame disaster and embraced a green future with "good, honest open dialogue"; Trump's potential conflicts of interest (audio) in particular, and the importance of ethics when business and national interests conflict (audio) in general; and what it takes to fuel disruptive change and turn climate change fears into action.
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Ideas Worth Teaching  is a tightly curated, weekly email for business school faculty to prompt new conversations in the classroom about the relationships between corporations, capital markets, and the public good. Its intent is to provide "drag and drop" functionality - allowing faculty to easily use the articles, cases and other teaching materials that we will be sharing in their class discussions.


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