The 150th anniversary of Lincoln's act to preserve Yosemite valley during the Civil War serves as a reminder of how the shared experience of landscape can help unite a people.
Nearly a half-century since Rachel Louise Carson published 'Silent Spring,' her impact can be seen in the Environmental Protection Agency (which she partly instigated) the lack of DDT use (which she helped stop), and the modern environmentalist movement (which she inspired). On Tuesday, Google honored her accomplishments with a Google Doodle.
For most of history, humans struggled to survive in the natural world. Today, the very success of the human race has put nature under severe stress. Now it is up to humans to help.
Society plays an increasingly large role in shaping business trends. By embracing social stakeholders, like the Occupy movement, companies can learn what lies ahead before their competitors.