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Where Are You On the Spectrum? (Of Impact, That Is.) Inspiring Capital Defines the Shades

(3BL Media and Just Means)—Corporate social responsibility. Philanthropic giving. B Corps, employee-owned cooperatives, nonprofits, and all the models in between. The world of sustainability boasts more flavors than Baskin Robbins, more hues than a brilliant rainbow.

From South Beach to Smoked Bacon: Why James Faison Left the Dream to Support a Dying Industry

(3BL Media and Just Means)- Living on South Beach is exactly what you imagine: a never-ending vacation. And oh yeah, you probably make money somehow, some way, but career is secondary to your outdoor lifestyle. James Faison walked across the street any time he wanted to the cool off in the turquoise waters of Miami and hit up Ocean Boulevard at night to meet friends at one of the dozens of vibrant restaurants. Faison deserved it. He worked hard.

Nourishing for the Love of Humanity: Karen Bevels Catering


(3BL Media and Just Means) - The Silicon Valley: we know it for its genius, its startup tech community, its progressive culture and its insane cost-of-living. All true. I also know it for Karen Bevels, a loving diamond of a woman and one of the Bay Area’s most renowned caterers.

Hold the Beef. More Broccoli Please: Why Hong Kong’s Green Monday Movement Is Building a Flexitarian Globe

(3BL Media and Just Means)- After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the industrialization of animal production ending because I substitute tofu for chicken on my bacon-less Cobb salad. When I was a young twenty-something, I quickly gave myself to the anti-climate change, animal-loving campaigners at my university.

Relationship First, Business Second: A Community of Innovative Entrepreneurs

(Image: SVN Spring Conference 2016; Creating art via Innovation Entrepreneur Participant, Late Night Art)

Josephine Empowers Home Cooks through Small-Scale Production and Community

(3BL Media and Just Means) - Tapas Tuesday at Patricia’s house. Prahok Khatiss Noodles at Monica and Kelvin’s? Or stop by Kelly’s for Bean Soup with Pancetta?  Hungry yet? Sounds better than that frozen pizza or fast food drive-through you’re thinking about tonight, right?

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