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About Phillip Gordon

Phillip Gordon has been there and done that - his experience and knowledge is miles wide and inches deep.He writes alternate history, fantasy, and real world articles about technology.He has three decades of business and academic experience and has consulted with a number of start ups on business and technology strategy. He has taught at the Haas School of Business, the Norwegian School of Management, UC Berkeley, and the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College, including Management Information Systems, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Technology & Society, Social Networks, Project Management and Corporate Social Responsibility/Green Business.He has an MS in Zoology from Rutgers Univ. and a PhC degree in Genetics from UC-Berkeley.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

PHOTO: Codepink Women for Peace Like most things in nature and among human institutions, corporate social responsibility (CSR) exists on a spectrum: Evil companies, which subscribe to the “profits are everything” mantra of unfettered free market capitalism.  In this category are all the big banks which brought us such delights as “financial innovation,” the Great Recession, money […]

The Fabulously Freaky Comics of Gilbert Shelton

The Fabulously Freaky Comics of Gilbert Shelton

Gilbert Shelton is a cartoonist, and one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement, whose most famous creations, the three Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, burst onto the scene in the late 1960s as archetypes of the pot-enabled lifestyle.  Their motto: “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get […]

The Strange Case Of The Dying Bees

The Strange Case Of The Dying Bees

In the 1970 movie “No Blade of Grass,” a disease strikes grasses, which kills off most human and animal food: “Three cereals – rice, wheat, and maize (corn) – provide more than half of all calories eaten by humans. Of all crops, 70% are grasses [including oats, rye, sorghum, millet, and sugarcane].” –Wikipedia Colony Collapse […]

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

PHOTO: The 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike When you’ve thrown some hot dogs and hamburgers on the barbie, and are sucking on a cool one (and/or toking some fine shit) while wearing a “World’s Greatest Cook” apron, stop for a moment and try to understand why you’re celebrating (hint: not because you have a day off). […]

Corporate Persons Are Diagnosably Sociopathic

Corporate Persons Are Diagnosably Sociopathic

United States law has long declared that corporations are “persons,” not “natural persons,” like you and me, but “legal persons”, with many of the same rights as natural persons, including, thanks to the Supreme Court in 2010, the right to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns. So, since we probably have more dealings with […]

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

Most of us (you know who I’m talking about) aren’t in the conferences with the big names or in the research labs attacking the problem of climate change.  And with all the media attention it might look like global warming is too big and confusing for ordinary folks to do anything, even though we might […]

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

PHOTO: Women outside a Danone yogurt factory in Bangladesh Even though the Supreme Court has said corporations are “persons,” there are many who feel they have rights, but, unlike real people, very few obligations. As economist Milton Friedman said: “The sole purpose of business is to provide a financial return for their owners. By doing […]

Genetically Engineered Foods Are Not The Enemy

Genetically Engineered Foods Are Not The Enemy

“Genetic Engineering (GE)” is the new curse word, and Monsanto is the latest incarnation of Dr. Frankenstein, using GE to create unnatural “frankenfoods” that will, like the movie monster, wreak havoc among innocent people and the environment. Now before you start lighting the torches for the howling mob to hunt me down, let me say […]