His successful restaurants serve up food and a community gathering spot in neighborhoods in transition. Now Andy Shallal is taking Busboys and Poets to Anacostia. We explore his plans for his newest site and his recipe for making the locals already there feel welcome when opens in a new spot.
In the wake of last year’s economic collapse, many people questioned whether America’s capitalist system was morally bankrupt. But the recession has also given rise to a wave of entrepreneurs dedicated to changing the underlying values of America’s business culture. We hear from one local business owner leading the charge and an academic encouraging business students to pursue projects with social value.
- G. Anand Anandalingam Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
- Seth Goldman Co-Founder, President, Honest Tea; Co-Founder Bethesda Green
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