• Tonight I attended a panel on sustainability. The main speaker owns Peak Organic Brewery, in Portland, Maine. A marketing consultant and a local-economies activist filled out the panel.

    In the Q&A, I asked the marketing consultant--who works with everyone from startups to Quaker Oats--how it felt to walk the tense dance between helping microentrepreneurs change the culture, and moving big companies toward social/environmental responsibility even if at the expense of those startups.

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