Episode 5 – Borderlands Noche Dulce – Business Charity

For some reason, I just can’t shake the nerves that come with the podcast. It is evident in my lack of an effective introduction. It makes sense though, because in real life I’m that guy who just stands awkwardly on the fringe of a social gathering waiting for someone else to do the introductions. It’s another reason why I’m so bad at remembering names…I’ll go a whole conversation without any sort of formal introduction.

After we have a little fun discussing my ineptitude we jump into the craft beverage. It is the Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter from Borderlands Brewing down in Tucson, Az. We are both big fans of dark beers so we were excited to break into this one. It immediately fills the nose with vanilla. The mouth feel is super smooth and finishes with a strong nutty flavor. The middle has chocolate and coffee notes, but it is overpowered by the vanilla and nutty finish. AJ found that it was a bit too sweet for me. I liked it as well, but it is pushing too sweet for me too.

The topic for today’s discussion is charity in business. There are so many businesses that do a lot of good for society, but is that really charity? Or is it just marketing with a pious mask? Does it matter? We talk about value in business beyond money and if a business can actually do true charity. Corporate responsibility reports let us question if charity is even the right decision for businesses. We discuss some of the charitable efforts we would like to implement when we are able to and how to approach it.

This is a topic we would really like your input on. Do you work for, or own a business that does charity? Is it important to you? Does it impact your work experience? Please let us know in the comments or on any of the social media platforms. We want to hear your thoughts.

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***Follow up to the podcast, my wife indeed does love this beer.


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