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Ice Cream Social Wins Design Award

Ice Cream Social has been honored with a 2014 Book Design Award by PubWest, a national association of small and mid-sized publishers, authors, and editors. Kudos to Irene Morris, who designed the cover; Valerie Brewster, who did the interior design; Edwards Brothers Malloy, the printer; and Dianne Platner of Berrett Koehler, who pulled it all together.…

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Furman: Tax Traders to Prevent the Next Crash

Jeff Furman, chair of the board of Ben & Jerry’s and author of the afterword to Ice Cream Social, has published an article in Fortune magazine arguing for a financial transaction tax.  His essay celebrates the movement to raise the minumum wage, but warns that the economic security of hourly workers was devastated by the…

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What Ben & Jerry’s Dreams About

The Sale Agreements between Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever contain a goals statement that still guides the company’s pursuit of linked prosperity. Schedule 6.14, “Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Priorities,” lists eleven long-term objectives, along with an addendum that lists nine more. It took a long time to settle on these points. “It was by…

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Teaching Ice Cream Social

On Monday, August 4, Brad will join Rob Michalak (left) and Mark Milstein in conversation at the leading international conference of business educators.  Rob is global director of social mission at Ben & Jerry’s, Mark is director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, and the annual meeting…

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The Happiest Place in Vermont

The original Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury has been called “the happiest place in Vermont.”  It certainly is one of the busiest, churning out 110 pints a minute and entertaining thousands of visitors on most summer days.  Brad will be in the factory’s courtyard on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 to sign…

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Getting Out of the Grand Canyon

What’s wrong with this picture? “The Grand Canyon ruins you,” said Christie Kroll, shown here reading my book while soaking in a travertine pool at the mouth of the Little Colorado River.  “I’m still checking Flagstaff weather. I try to pack my food in ammo boxes, and my husband Peter fell asleep on the dog…

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TRANSCRIPT: Book Salon at Firedoglake.com, 7/12

Brad was the featured author at an online book salon hosted by Firedoglake.com, a popular web forum for progressive ideas, on Saturday, July 12. The moderator for the event was Rodney North, “The Answer Man” at Equal Exchange, a leading worker-owned importer of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, and other stuff from small farms.  So he…

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