How Newman’s Own Built a Billion-Dollar Company by Doing Good

Back in the 1980s, when Newman’s Own began, being a purpose-driven company wasn’t a widely understood concept. Even today, most companies have a hard time grappling with the idea. While it isn’t clear if the folks at Newman’s Own understood the power of having a brand that stood for more …

These Hollywood Celebrities Moonlight As Successful Businessmen and Entrepreneurs

After cementing his legacy in the golden age of Hollywood, the late Paul Newman co-founded Newman’s Own food products … The best thing about Newman’s business is that he decided to put all the post-tax profits and royalties to charity, and so far, the donations have exceeded $500 million. Read the full article in Esquire. …

Isolation Is a Danger for the Sick — and for the Healthy

At the dinner table, my 31-year-old son, Mason Earle, stared at me as he said: “Mom, I think everyone now has a sense of the slow, drawn-out drowning I feel, all alone in my illness.” Read more of CEO Miriam Nelson’s opinion piece in the The Hartford Courant. …