Bob Hughes · Business The WE Cycle · 21 hours 19 minutes ago
WE Cycle, community, Pendulum in Action

How’s this for a loyalty program?

A new company, Zip Code Capital aims to support the mom-and-pop type businesses that give an area character, and to fill in monetarily where banks look only at the bottom line and not the human equation when deciding to help fund a business.

Not every local business has dreams of turning into the next Shake Shack by going public and reaping …

Michael Drew · Politics · 1 day ago
Politician, Politics, Pendulum in Action

I don’t write about politics – usually about marketing and society. But I have to hand it to the politician Bernie Sanders.

The senator from Vermont, an independent who refers to himself as a socialist (a loaded word in the United States, even if it all it generally means is someone more liberal than most Democrats), has been building quite a following on Facebook by posting his thoughts on various positions.

Many politicians do that. But Bernie Sanders’s posts are interesting …

Peter H. Diamandis · Business Creativity in Business See Who's Promoting · 2 days ago

In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

Readers can find more about forward-thinking executives, groundbreaking technology and the insights that Peter Diamandis shines on society in “Bold,” and in

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 3 days ago
Invisible Hero

“The greater danger, for most of us, lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark… Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” – Michelangelo
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”
- Robert Browning
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
- Michelangelo
Like Michelangelo Buonarroti, you’ve been given a rough block of marble to …

Bob Hughes · Small Actions Technology · 6 days ago
Small Action

Stray animals are a problem around the world. But a Turkish company has not only found a solution to a stray-dog problem in Istanbul, it is generated tremendous goodwill by doing so.

Pugedon has installed recycling machines in Istanbul that release food and water for stray dogs, when recyclable plastic bottles are inserted. You put the bottle at the top, and food is released at the bottom. The recycled bottles pay for the …