Market forces are the factors determining the quantity of each good produced, and the price at which it is sold. For example, in commercial agriculture, the prices of farm products are the result of a combined action of a number of market forces, such as the needs of consumers, technology of production and expectations about the future.
- Carter Roberts of the World Wildlife Fund Journeys to the Woods, the Amazon and a Legendary Place for TigersCarter Roberts is president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, a nonprofit group that works to conserve nature around the world. From his childhood exploring the woods near his home, to his career protecting habitats in the far corners of the earth, Roberts has fostered a connection to the natural world. His job is as diverse as the ecosystems he visits. One day he may be negotiating with the president of a corporation, and the next he is sitting on a dirt floor talking with villagers about the value of saving tigers. In the end his message is the same: we’d better start protecting nature before it’s too late.
- Business News Flash: Unicorns Do Exist!The lives of business people and their companies often unfold like dramatic stories, rich with colorful characters and plot twists. Descriptions from these tales can get creative, including everything from “corporate raiders” in the 1980s to the term for today’s hottest tech start-up companies, known as “unicorns.”