30 Dec '15, 9pm

Can Business Get A Conscience?

Can Business Get A Conscience?

This post is a book review, but it starts with a story from my past. Way, way back, before San Francisco begat hip startups with nonsensical names, I found myself on the second floor of a near-abandoned warehouse on South Park, now one of the priciest areas of SF, but then, one of the cheapest. I surveyed the place: well lit in the front, but a shithole in the back. Detritus from years of shifting usage littered the ground – abandoned construction materials lurked in the poorly lit rear recesses, toward the front, where a wall of dusty industrial windows overlooked Second Street, a couch faced outward, and it was in this space I first met Louis Rossetto, founder of Wired and for all I could surmise, Willy Wonka’s twin brother from another mother. The floorspace around the couch was tidy and inviting, and soon Louis and I were joined by Kevin Kelly, founding executive edito...

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