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Bill McKibben on Leaderless Movements: 350.org and Environmental Leadership

In his recent post on 350.org, lifelong climate change activist Bill McKibben wrote: “it’s a little disconcerting to look around and realize that most of the movements of the moment — even highly successful ones like the fight for gay marriage or immigrant’s rights — don’t really have easily discernible leaders. I know that there […]

India’s Failure In Disaster Recovery Management

Originally posted on Sonia Jaspal's RiskBoard:
Floods in North India have left over 70,000 people stranded and 550 dead. Loss to property will run in billions. The on-going rescue efforts are yielding results but very slowly.  The uncoordinated recovery response and efforts indicate lack of disaster management capabilities of the state. India as a…

Greenwashing: the Eco-bandwagon and discerning followership

A few days ago I wrote about eco-leadership; now I want to talk about eco-followership. With green products becoming a trend in marketing, the line seems thinner and thinner between earth-friendly consumerism and consumer green-washing (that slimy brand brainwashing that makes money by pretending to be green). (Whether consumers are followers or leaders or both […]