Rare Video of Speech by Eddie Lampert on Business and Philanthropy

Why are we biting the Hand That Feeds Us? (2011)

Businessman and investor Eddie Lampert believes that the pursuit of a business goal can only generate wealth if it ultimately provides great good for society. He makes his point using examples from throughout the history of some of America’s leading businesses. Along the way Lampert also emphasizes what he sees as a crucial disconnect in the way society sees business profitability and philanthropy, and develops a prescription for future growth.