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Stories & Beer: Coming to Google Hangouts Soon

| Sunday April 7th, 2013 | 1 Comment
In front of the fire, that's Mike Hannigan of Give Something Back, Nick Aster of TriplePundit, and Jeff Mendelson of New Leaf Paper - plus guests

In front of the fire, that’s Mike Hannigan of Give Something Back, Nick Aster of TriplePundit, and Jeff Mendelson of New Leaf Paper – plus guests.

Last month, TriplePundit and HUB Berkeley hosted a “Stories & Beer” fireside chat with Mike Hannigan from Give Something Back & Jeff Mendelsohn from New Leaf Paper about their stories that have kept them committed to their missions from the start.

We’ve got a storify synopsis of the chat below. But what’s most exciting is that for April’s upcoming event we’ll be using Google Hangouts to broadcast to anyone with a halfway decent internet connection. This will allow us to take things outside of our bay-area venues, reach a lot more of you, and start building an even more exciting communications platform.

Coming up on April 16th, we’ll be talking to Ashara Ekundayo from HUB Oakland and Alex Michel from 5M Project. These two projects aim to turn entire city blocks into ecosystems of social entrepreneurship, arts, and sustainable business.

You can register for the live event here, or stay tuned for instructions for how to join us virtually.

 

Stories & Beer

March, 2013, HUB Berkeley

Storified by TriplePundit.com· Sun, Apr 07 2013 21:38:47

It all comes down to what the customer values, this is what will shift the economy. @GSBtweets #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
#storiesandbeer @GSBtweets is the third largest office supply company in CA. Business model founded on Newman’s Own model.TriplePundit.com
"we are creating businesses where the central stakeholder is the community." – Mike Hannigan from @GSBtweets #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
@gsbtweets @newleafpaper hanging out before #storiesandbeer beginsmissionhub
Next steps @newleafpaper we need change in consumer behavior. we r not changing the world by being biggest fish in aquarium #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
what’s next @GSBtweets we need to solidify not being a weird Berkeley/SF company – move to get a scope as large as Goliath #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
It all comes down to what the customer values, this is what will shift the economy. @GSBtweets #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
.@newleafpaper we’re better market makers than market growers. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
Has @NewLeafPaper put itself out of business? #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
But why replicate the Newman’s business, then? It’s the benefit model. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
Newman’s Own – customers don’t buy the product for the donations – it’s the quality, celebrity, price #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
"I have zero interest in compromising my values" – @jeffmendelsohn #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
.@gsbtweets business is not about your values, it’s about your customer’s values #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
.@gsbtweets we’re a $30m company – when we reach $30b, we’ll have scale to actually change the market #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
.@gsbtweets – @jeffmendelsohn is definitely more of a weirdo than I am. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
"we told a story in the sustainability industry that had never been told" – how @NewLeafPaper rallied people. #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
.@gsbtweets – @jeffmendelsohn is definitely more of a weirdo than I am. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
What other kind of company is there besides one driven by it’s mission? #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
.@newleafpaper 800 lb gorillas drive us up the supply chain. @GSBtweets 800 lb gorilla in CA – but he does biz all over US. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
collegial and lighthearted conversation despite the personal lost business #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
.@gsbtweets By buying Boise paper, we’re contributing to income disparity. Some stockholder is getting rich. #storiesandbeerGreen MBA List
Interesting watching a balancing act between similar missions and different approaches. @NewLeafPaper @GSBtweets fueling #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
.@gsbtweets we wish we could buy it, but our customers are price sensitive. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
.@GSBtweets we used to buy @NewLeafPaper but now we don’t – with volume and price it doesn’t work. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
@nickaster drops the question of what @NewLeafPaper and @GSBtweets would each do with $50K. #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
.@nickaster if I spend $50k at your company, what kind of good happens with it? #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
"im really interested in influencing urban environments in building sustainable lifestyles." – @jeffmendelsohn @NewLeafPaper #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
"we are creating businesses where the central stakeholder is the community." – Mike Hannigan from @GSBtweets #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
Is the government creating the market or fixing the market with e.o. requiring 30% post consumer recycled paper? #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
Changed up the format to get cozier! #storiesandbeer @hubbayarea @triplepundit @gsbtweets @newleafpapermissionhub
the price differential between 30% post consumer and virgin paper is so high, schools buy the virgin. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
Nice! RT @HubBayArea: We are creating businesses where the central stakeholder is the community. -Mike Hannigan @GSBtweets #storiesandbeerMarissa Rosen
@jeffmendelsohn I don’t limit their options, they can buy paper from you (laughing) #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
"we are creating businesses where the central stakeholder is the community." – Mike Hannigan from @GSBtweets #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
RT @triplepundit: Impact @ supply chain or spending profits on good causes? Which is right approach to make business better? #storiesandbeerMarissa Rosen
.@GSBtweets not interested in giving away as much $ as possible – focused on community deciding what’s best for itself. #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
"my goals are to change the paper industry." @jeffmendelsohn talking about his vision of @NewLeafPaper at #storiesandbeerHub Bay Area
Sell more paper or change the paper industry? @newleafpaper chose the latter, lets competitors copy their formulas #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
impacting the supply chain or spending profits on good causes? Which is the right approach to make business better? #storiesandbeerTriplePundit.com
"we are an income redistribution company." – great way @GSBtweets described themselves at #storiesandbeer.Hub Bay Area
#storiesandbeer @GSBtweets is also an "income redistribution company" Cool moniker for office supplies.TriplePundit.com
#storiesandbeer with @NewLeafPaper and @GSBtweets – @triplepundit hosting a great convo at @HubBayArea – personal stories are inspiring!Hub Bay Area
#storiesandbeer @NewLeafPaper is a paper company about more good – not less badTriplePundit.com
#storiesandbeer a conversation, not a presentation.TriplePundit.com
#storiesandbeer hosted by @HubBayArea featuring @NewLeafPaperand @GSBtweets and @nickaster starting now! Fire is burning…TriplePundit.com
getting excited for #storiesandbeer @hubbayarea featuring @NewLeafPaper and @GSBtweetsTriplePundit.com
It’s time for #storiesandbeer with @hubbayarea, @NewLeafPaper, @GSBIF Follow along starting in 30 minutes!TriplePundit.com
#storiesandbeer table ready! @triplepundit and @hubbayarea. Thanks @bisonbeer! #BCorp family.missionhub

Thanks to Bison Brewing for sponsoring! Looks delicious, don't it.

Thanks to Bison Brewing for sponsoring! Looks delicious, doesn’t it.


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