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What Should We Do with Our Profits? The Boba Guys Ask You

How should a small business balance reinvestment, social responsibility, and profit?

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Andrew Chau, the management-minded half of the Boba Guys, proposes an honest conversation about business models.
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In view of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country and increasing concerns about the role of a responsible business in the world, we wanted to open up our business model a bit and document our journey at this stage in our company.

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GOODCo: Two Pioneering Clothing Companies Are GOOD Company Finalists

Patagonia and hessnatur show it’s possible to run a clothing company that’s both competitive and socially responsible.



This week’s GOOD Company Finalists are in the apparel biz, showing that it’s possible to be a clothing company that’s competitive and socially responsible even in the age of outsourced labor in developing countries.

Patagonia

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Do We Need to Ditch High-Stakes Testing to Compete with China?

Forget memorization and do-or-die, high-stakes testing. China's ditching those old schooling methods. Just as we're using them more than ever.

At a time when international test results—like last year's PISA data—seem to indicate that American students are falling behind their Chinese counterparts, we're feeling the pressure to adopt a stereotypically Chinese method of educating kids: lots of rote memorization of facts and hardcore standardized testing. But in a recent interview with Education News, Minxuan Zhang, the Director-General of the Center for International Education Studies, Ministry of Education, China, and National Project Manager of PISA, says that the Chinese vision of education no longer includes those kinds of rigid practices. Instead, China's moving away from rote learning.

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