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Innovation Around the World: Palau, China, Brazil & Kenya

March 3, 2014

Innovation is happening everywhere, and there’s a lot to admire about some of the insights behind these excellent ideas: Palau:  Sharks, Better Alive than Dead The southwestern Pacific nation of Palau consists of 250 islands, and is home to about 21,000 people.  Many sharks live there also, and in the past the sharks were killed […]

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Sustaining Success and Coping with Fundamental Change

December 28, 2013

The acceleration of change and its impact on business and society is a theme that we touch on constantly here in this blog.  This post covers four recent events that individually and together reflect how various organizations are coping (or not) with the changing world, and how they apply innovation and creativity to sustain themselves […]

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Warren Buffet’s Money Problems, and the Future of Energy

November 20, 2013

Warren Buffet has a money problem.  It’s not the sort of problem that an average person like you or I might have, but it is a problem nonetheless:  He has too much cash. Specifically, Mr. Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, is throwing off cash by the billions, and so he is obliged to find homes for […]

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A Visionary’s Despair Creates Hope for a Better Future

August 18, 2013

While many of us admire the unconventional thoughts and unexpected ideas created by innovative and visionary members of society, and sometimes we envy their great intellect or deep insights, the life of a visionary has its own particular difficulties and challenges.  The unique quality of a visionary is a clear grasp of the future, but […]

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Sustainability Evolves from Fad To Force

July 2, 2009

Sustainability is evolving quickly to become a major force in business practices and in business models. One of the best ways to think about sustainability is the triple bottom line model. This model speaks to developing business models that can show profit in three major areas – environment, economic, and social. Sustainability holds the seeds […]

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Honda Foresight

May 4, 2009

I was doing some research the other day on Honda, and I found the following fascinating piece of information: In a Business Week article from 1992, the head of engine development for Honda is quoted as saying, “We don’t have much time,” referring to the need to develop new, low-emission engine technology. His assessment of […]

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