Presidio Buzz

Welcome to the Presidio Buzz! Here you can catch up on the musings, thoughts, and revolutionary ideas being discussed by the students at The Presidio Graduate School.

Presidio is a higher-education institution dedicated to developing business and civic leaders with the competencies and courage to implement their ideas for a sustainable future. At Presidio the discourse is lively and frequent, and this blog highlights the most timely and interesting structured class conversations, as well as informal open dialogue in the Presidio community.

Now get reading, commenting, and enjoy yourself, all while keeping an eye on that integrated bottom line…people, planet, and profit!

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  • Elvia Almachi, 32, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years, and has been part of the Fair Trade committee. She has two daughters, 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, both participate in the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade Premium.
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San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…

Industrial Ecology: Paradigm Shift or Emerging Discipline?

By Katie Branagh, Adam Feldman, Margaret Hartwell, Dean Martucci and David Tausheck Is Industrial Ecology a paradigm shift with normative potential to be…

John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek Compared

By Jonathan Mariano Three of the most influential economists include John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. Keynes and Friedman are typically…

Why Water Isn’t the Next Carbon

By David Jay “Water is the next carbon” has become a go-to-soundbyte in the workshops and conferences I’ve been attending recently. But the…

Balancing Arrogance and Humility in Business Strategy

By Ted Ko Some recent writings by Jay Ogilvy (not yet published) on the opposing styles of systems thinking provide an enlightening philosophical…

Why Humans Are Wired for Systems Thinking

By David Jay During a recent lecture at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program my professor gave us a taste of systems thinking.…

The Parallels of the Toyota Production System and Sustainability

By Jonathan Mariano The Toyota Production System has garnered praise and accolades not only in the realm of automobile manufacturing, but in the…

Marketing Green

By Ali Hart In the past decade, green products have infiltrated the mainstream consumer market, and I’d argue that the biggest splash has…

What About the People?

By Brahm Ahmadi Ecological economics is a transdisciplinary field of study that addresses the complex interconnectedness of human systems and natural ecosystems. Unlike…

Toward a “Green Ocean Strategy”

By Jacob Park Managers must start to recognize environmental improvement as an economic and competitive opportunity…it is time to build on the underlying…

Marketing and the True Individual

By Matthew Madden In neo-classical economics, the paradox of thrift describes an economic scenario in which the more people save their own money,…

Garbage and Human Psychology: Don’t Ask, Don’t Smell

By Leslie Caplan Reading about throughput makes me wonder if we could approach solving product or service needs by starting at what we…

How Might the National Debt Be Related to Sustainability?

By Basak Altan Financial, social as well as ecological sustainability are important macro economic goals. We have believed up until this point that…

Peak Oil is the “Sustainability Spear”

By Max Dunn Ray Anderson was 60 and retired from the weight of making next quarter’s numbers when he was able to breathe,…

Ethonomics Explained

By Rebecca Greenberg It can be said, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that our world is changing. Our planet is warming, our…