Their names may both be Michael. They may even both be professors at Harvard. But Michael Porter and Michael Sandel offer up radically different ideas on business and its potential for good in their TED Talks, both released today. While Porter suggests that businesses are in a great position to tackle social problems — because they can address need while generating salaries and tax money — Sandel is deeply worried about the growing monetization of our culture. He asks: Can market-ization taint the best of ideals?
Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problemsThe two Michaels took the stage back-to-back at TEDGlobal 2013, and as they spoke, it felt like a Sharks-vs.-Jets rumble might be brewing in the theater. Attendees whispered to their neighbors, many clearly having different opinions from one another. And so, host Chris Anderson brought the two onstage together for a debate. Watch what happens …
June 14, 2013 at 11:40 am EDT
Political philosopher Michael Sandel — the second “Michael from Harvard” this session — returns to TED in the last session of TEDGlobal, “All Together Now,” to address the marketization of our culture. These days there’s very little money can’t buy. If you ever wind up in jail in San Diego, CA, and you find your […]
June 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm EDT
It’s the last day of TEDGlobal 2013, which means goodbyes and premature reminiscing. Onward: In session 11, “Tech Impact,” we heard about the dangers and delights of our accelerated technological age. We’re doomed! No we’re not! Yes we are! And in session 12, “All Together Now,” we held mental hands and were reminded that, in […]
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