J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 03-01-2018

The Instant Pot and How Empathy is at the Core of Capitalism

The Instant Pot is a little story of how entrepreneurs unselfishly better our world. If you don’t have an Instant Pot or don’t cook, you are probably wondering what the fuss is about. Without traditional advertising, Instant Pot has become a best-selling item on Amazon, selling 215,000 units on Amazon Prime Day. Reimagined for the 21st Century, the Instant Pot combines slow cooker and pressure cooker features and adds others. We have two Instant Pots on our kitchen counter; most days, we use both. We assumed these frustrations were the price we paid for home cooking until the Instant Pot arrived. Dr. Robert Wang, the inventor of the Instant Pot, was certain there was a better way that only he could see. Yes, Dr. Wang created wealth for himself; but he did so by improving the lives of others, including a small economy of cookbook authors showing how to use the Instant Pot for every possible cuisine. Successful entrepreneurs have empathy for the consumer; crony capitalists focus on their own needs. Entrepreneurs, not crony capitalists with their political enablers, bring you well-stocked supermarkets with fresh food from all over the planet and a better pot for cooking.

Keywords: [“Pot”,”Instant”,”Wang”]
Source: https://stream.org/instant-pot-empathy-core-capitalism

| Book Review: Compassionate Capitalism

Salesforce.com donates their CRM database to nonprofits. Benioff founded Salesforce.com and from day one was thinking about corporate philanthropy. Benioff left Oracle and started Salesforce.com in the mid 1990’s. In the last year they’ve doubled the number of nonprofits who have been donated Salesforce.com CRM to a total of 1000. As a Salesforce.com implementer for nonprofits, I’m a bit conflicted at the popularity of the Salesforce.com donation program. If Oracle/Google/Microsoft bought Salesforce.com would the donation program go away? Microsoft has an extensive community affairs department, and I’ve been on the receiving end of many of their grants, so if they purchased Salesforce.com, I couldn’t see them killing the program right away. The Salesforce.com experience with philanthropy, at least from the outside, seems to be a mirror of their experience in business. The biggest of which, I think, was that nonprofits who were getting Salesforce.com donation weren’t being successful in getting it up and running. As you’ve no doubt figured out, I’m a big fan of Salesforce.com.

Keywords: [“Salesforce.com”,”nonprofit”,”donation”]
Source: http://gokubi.com/archives/book-review-compassionate-capitalism

compassionate capitalism – JR Test Site

People disagree on the details, he says, but across the political spectrum most agree we should balance the innovative power of capitalism with a basic compassion for people. Capitalism and compassion: a test of Milbrath’s environmental theory. From his observations of environmentalists Milbrath extracts the generalization that there is something inimical between capitalism and compassion. It is concluded that there are many roads to compassion, capitalism not excepted. Conscious Capitalism NEO. Conscious Capitalism builds on the foundations of Capitalism – voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law. These are essential to a healthy functioning economy, as are other elements of Conscious Capitalism including trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation. Killed more compassion than capitalism could ever.communism, and capitalism were among the options. The connection between capitalism and war is a.Capitalism would be considered sacred and of value. What broke the family? What purchased it: capitalism. Conscious Capitalism is a term coined by John Mackey.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”compassion”,”Law”]
Source: http://jr.zaphne.com/category/compassionate-capitalism

Quakers, ethics and capitalism

Quaker control of Cadbury’s had ended long before the Kraft takeover. The Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre – housed in George Cadbury’s former home on the edge of Bournville – had not sold Cadbury’s chocolate for years, confining itself to Fairtrade varieties. Many British Quakers still felt an emotional attachment to Cadbury’s. Deborah Cadbury, a non-Quaker relative of the famous chocolate-makers, has argued that “Quaker capitalism” was far more ethical than the shareholder capitalism of today. Quaker business success is often attributed to the “Work ethic”. Young Quakers would often be sent to Quaker employers to learn a trade. Deborah Cadbury’s new book Chocolate Wars presents Quaker capitalism as a widespread movement with enlightened values in the world of business. The paternalistic attitudes of the more generous Victorian Quakers seem rather mild compared to the early Quaker values of the 1650s. It is small wonder that some look back with enthusiasm to Quaker capitalism. In 2009, a series of events exploring zero-growth economics was organised by Quaker Peace & Social Witness and the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

Keywords: [“Quaker”,”Cadbury”,”Work”]
Source: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14583

Compassionate Capitalism, the Workplace, and Social Capital

While compassionate capitalism may seem like a contradictory statement, examples of this practice suggest the power of this model. In this chapter, we review key components of capitalism and compassion. We explore governmental intervention through the Great Depression, the New Deal programs initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Milton S. Hershey’s groundbreaking business philosophy that was beneficial to the company and to his employees. We then look at the present-day examples of business models that do not sacrifice the community and environment for profit, provide examples of companies that are implementing these models, discuss the business case for doing this, discuss new regulatory support for the concept of compassionate capitalism, and explore how companies are rated by their employees and the community on their “Giving back” practices. KeywordsCompassionate capitalism Corporate social responsibility Corporate citizenship Job satisfaction Best or great places to work Benefit corporations Strategic corporate philanthropy Employee engagement.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”Corporate”,”Employee”]
Source: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-33264-2_7