Bruce Piasecki, Ph.D., is the president and founder of AHC Group Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in energy, materials and environmental corporate matters since 1981.
He is the author of seven seminal books on business strategy, valuation, and corporate change, including the Nature Society's book of the year, "In Search of Environmental Excellence: Moving Beyond Blame." His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Technology Review, and the Christian Science Monitor. His latest book, "The Surprising Solution: Creating Possibility in a Swift and Severe World," was released in November 2009.
Since 1990, Bruce and his staff have run hundreds of benchmarking workshops for numerous multinational corporate affiliates, involving key executives in site remediation, power markets, emerging issues and governance concerns.
Critics of George Bush say he has led us into a quagmire in Iraq during the last decade from which we will never emerge. They say his way of doing business led to all the disagreements visible in the Copenhagen climate talks. They're wrong.
At the end of his life, George Orwell wrote a brilliant short essay called "You and the A-Bomb." In two pages, he summed up why the A-Bomb changed his life in industrial society. It is the same now with climate change. You and climate change are forever different.
Author: Bruce Piasecki
In order for corporations to survive and prosper in a world with no cheap oil, they will need to find new and socially responsible ways to address the world's social needs. This century, "going green" and "going global" will collide every day.
A new trinity of corporate creeds is emerging among the most powerful and progressive companies in the world. An excerpt from the forthcoming book, Better Products, Better World: Leadership As If People Mattered. By Bruce Piasecki