#Strategies > Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems

See TED Ed Lesson about Michael Porter and Social Responsibility. Prof Porter says that business can be good at solving social problems. Business are seen as the problem but creating profits can be a way to solve social issues. Video used in international business course to generate discussions. Why or why not this is a good idea? Share examples related to your workplace or local community? How local business are helping to solve local social problems?

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Where is the AED? – California

We share locations of AEDs in public places. We ask employees and bystanders about them and get a variety of answers. Most people are not CPR/AED trained or do not know what to do with an AED. #whereistheaed is our campaign to enhace awareness. Be prepared to save a life. Learn CPRAED.

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
AED in exhibit at Griffith Observatory
Toontown, Disneyland. 16 AEDs according to guidemap
Disneyland parking lot. Goofy floor

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | TEDxBeaconStreet

Message from John Werner to TEDx BeaconStreet Adventure Catalysts:

TED.com has reposted the first talk from TEDxBeaconStreet 2015 group. They are a number of other of our talks in the pipeline–a huge endorsement of the quality of our work together last November. This is just the beginning of a major extension of the reach of the ideas we are turning into action.

This is a moment to celebrate your contribution to the event. As our talks spread all over the world, remember that it’s not just the speakers who have earned the glory. The video and audio quality make their ideas come through clearly. The set and lighting design set the stage for deep thoughts. The reaction shots from a diverse, engaged audience prompt viewers to take it as seriously (and have as much fun) as we did. The view counts and profiles on the beautifully designed TEDxBeaconStreet.com speak to the professionalism and dedication of the conference. None of this would be possible without the countless contributions of time, talent, and money that you have made.

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | TEDxBeaconStreet

Coastal Central America and Mexico via Norwegian Star

We took a cruise aboard Norwegian Star to explore Roatan, Honduras, Belize City, costa Maya and Cozumel. We gathered information to share in our courses about cruise industry, tourism, local businesses, and more. Check our blog, photos, and videos here. This is just a sample.


Turk & Caicos – Grand Turk – Cruises & Solar Power

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Grand Turk, Turk & Caicos aboard MSC Divina. Spring 2015. Exploring the benefits of cruise industry in remote island. Communications, solar power, infrastructure, water, and a community college. See Flickr Photo Album.