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Embrace the beauty

. . .not the agony of ‘OR’. A former boss once said this to me. Now it’s part of a car commercial – bed OR breakfast? Sweet Or sour?   The phrase stuck with me. Since then I’ve seen how it applies to so many aspects of our lives and careers. How do we improve quality AND at the same time reduce cost? How do I have a fulfilling career AND be a good parent? How do I find work that I truly enjoy AND build my family’s wealth? You get the gist. The AND is the challenge as individuals and leaders that we face through our lives.   Now, there is a solution for the challenge to solve social issues AND be a for profit entity! It’s the B Corp, or Benefit Corporation. As of this writing there are 775 B Corps, and Arizona passed SB1238 on April 30, 2013 that will enable B Corps in AZ on January 1, 2015.   “B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.” For more information on Benefit Corporations and B Lab, check out www.benefitcorp.net and www.bcorporation.net. For additional background check out the following blog written by knowledgeable attorneys,...

Embrace the beauty

. . .not the agony of ‘OR’. A former boss once said this to me. Now it’s part of a car commercial – bed OR breakfast? Sweet Or sour?   The phrase stuck with me. Since then I’ve seen how it applies to so many aspects of our lives and careers. How do we improve quality AND at the same time reduce cost? How do I have a fulfilling career AND be a good parent? How do I find work that I truly enjoy AND build my family’s wealth? You get the gist. The AND is the challenge as individuals and leaders that we face through our lives.   Now, there is a solution for the challenge to solve social issues AND be a for profit entity! It’s the B Corp, or Benefit Corporation. As of this writing there are 775 B Corps, and Arizona passed SB1238 on April 30, 2013 that will enable B Corps in AZ on January 1, 2015.   “B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.” For more information on Benefit Corporations and B Lab, check out www.benefitcorp.net and www.bcorporation.net. For additional background check out the following blog written by knowledgeable attorneys,...