Can Better Business Strategy Prevent Terrorism?

wallstflag.jpgIf one assumes that in most cases terrorism is a symptom of a set of circumstances – “neglect, despair, dashed hopes, thwarted opportunities” etc… then it can also be seen to be a side effect of unsustainable development. Although we have managed to lock up a great many potential threats, the underlying economic and cultural circumstances do not seem to have changed much. Stuart Hart addresses this problem in a new book (introduced on Next Billion) that looks for non-political answers:

The major challenge–and opportunity–of our time is to create a form of commerce that uplifts the entire human community of 6.5 billion and does so in a way that respects both natural and cultural diversity. Indeed, that is the only realistic and viable pathway to a sustainable world. And business can–and must–lead the way.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.