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Entries from May 27th, 2009

Innocent Squeezies

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Innocent

It’s been over a month since our last post mentioning innocent drinks! Sorry about that. Here’s a short film about innocent squeezies:

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Meet Andrew Warner

May 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Lovely People

I’d like you to meet Andrew Warner. You may already recognise the name as back in January we featured an interview of his about Zappos customer service. Incidentally, that post has been one of our most popular in the last few months! Andrew runs Mixergy.com where he publishes interviews with successful entrepreneurs so that ‘ambitious [...]

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Good.ly: Shorten URLs, Help Charities

May 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Affiliates

Remember the Fund It Frog that earns money for charity as you shop online? Here’s another service that uses affiliate links to raise money for charity. Good.ly, produced by the folks at Skimlinks, is a straightforward URL shortener. Simply enter a URL into the box on the homepage and click the ‘Make it Good’ button. [...]

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Social Media Changing the Non-Profit World

May 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Non profit

There was a great post on Mashable a couple of days ago about how social media is changing the non-profit world by: Deepening relationships and engagement Allowing individuals & small groups to self-organise Facilitating collaboration and crowdsourcing Being adopted behind the scenes The optimistic conclusion: As more and more non-profits adopt social media and their [...]

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TED Talk: Tackling poverty with patient capitalism

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Lovely People, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy

Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund and author of The Blue Sweater, shares stories of how “patient capital” can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services – and dignity – to the world’s poorest.

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Who are you?

May 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Updates

To help us improve LovelyCompanies.com I’d be very grateful if you would take a minute to answer a couple of questions, either in a comment or by email: 1. On a scale of 1-10 (where 10 is most likely), how likely is it that you you would recommend this blog to a friend or colleague? [...]

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Fun Opens Wallets

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments · GSOH, Small Companies

The Alamo Drafthouse, a cinema in Austin, Texas, know that they’re in the entertainment industry. From time to time they have what they call ‘Signature Events’. These events include ‘Renegade Karaoke’: …and a secret world-premiere of the new Star Trek film: There’s more info over on the Church of the Customer Blog but here’s the [...]

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TED Talk: The business logic of sustainability

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Sustainability

Successful entrepreneur Ray Anderson shares his vision for sustainable business at TED:

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LovelyCompanies.com on Facebook

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Updates

You can already leave a comment here on LovelyCompanies.com using Facebook. Now you can also become a fan! New posts will be automatically be imported to our shiny new fan page. You can also leave comments, ‘like’ posts, write on the wall, upload pictures etc.

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