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Selflessness and Community

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how selfless service to the community contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. All too often what cripples a business is ... More


“Your Genetic Information Should Be Controlled by You”: Personalized Genetic Testing

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how consumerized genetic testing has become controversial, since it both involves a direct relationship between consumer, researcher, and industry, and because it is grounded ... More


The Makers of American Chinese Food

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The rise to prominence of American Chinese food in turn-of-the-century markets was shaped by the interplay between Chinese restaurant owners and their non-Chinese consumers. This chapter first ... More


How Moats Affect Cost, Competition, and Customer Forces

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explains how advantageous moats can be measured, and how they can expand or erode over time. It also looks at the various types of moats and at the competitive advantages—such as a ... More


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