Big Business and Big Blue

For humanities and liberal arts majors, new opportunities arise as big businesses expand their corporate social responsibility efforts and consider a triple bottom-line of people, planet, profits.  This talk is intended to be a gentle introduction to the Forbes Global 2000 (an annual ranking of the largest public companies in the world) as well as IBM 101 – IBM is 101 years old in 2012.  IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative is discussed from the perspective of opportunities for humanities and liberal arts majors.

Suggested Background Materials:

Forbes Global 2000
http://www.forbes.com/global2000/

Triple Bottom-Line and Corporate Social Responsibility
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_bottom_line

IBM’s Sam Palmisano on importance of Liberal Arts & Humanities:
http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2012/09/12/skills-gap-employers-and-colleges-point-fingers-at-each-other/

IBM’s Jim Corgel on importance of Liberal Arts & Humanities

Want innovation? Hire humanities
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/03/want_innovative_thinking_hire.html

IBM Corporate Responsibility
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/

IBM Centennial
http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/

IBM Smarter Planet
http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/?ca=v_smarterplanet

Career success and being T-shaped
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/career-transitions/201204/career-success-starts-t

Join ISSIP to tell your story, and become a better T-shaped innovator
http://www.issip.org

Join Students for a Smarter Planet
http://asmarterplanet.com/studentsfor/

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