Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Biography - Ben Jerry's|
Actors: Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
With flavor names like Phish Food and Karamel Sutra, Ben & Jerry's Homemade ice cream has built a reputation over the years as a fun-loving company with a unique and creative approach to business. When Ben Cohen and Jerry ... more »
The Best of Both Worlds
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 01/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so used to successful corporations being heartless and progressive activists being penniless that it was thrilling to hear of businesspersons who could excel in these often discrepant areas.
Sometimes PC causes can get one punished. Remember when the Oscar crowd booed Michael Moore and even Steve Martin chastised him for his weight? I loved Deee-Lite's CD "Infinity Within" and yet it bombed due to its saturation of causes. Ben and Jerry impress me in that regard too.
The work sets both men in the classic times of the 1960s. If you get nostalgic over tie-dyed shirts and large protests, then you'll like seeing that. If you like hairy, burly men (in one community, they are called "bears"), then you will love seeing Ben and Jerry who are even seen shirtless here. One B&J former CEO named F. Lager has a deep, sexy chin dimple too!
The narrator states that both business partners grew up in the same area and even have close birth dates. I wondered if they shared the same religion. The work does not discuss that, but a famous encyclopedia says they do. The work doesn't touch upon something, but personally I am very surprised at how the business partners are not afraid to take photos that some would deem of a rainbow-flag nature.
This work helped me to expand my thinking about men who work in partnerships. I wonder if a college student could compare this disc with ones on They Might Be Giants or the Pet Shop Boys and analyze that issue for a paper."