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Sustainability and Business Models

How do I integrate sustainability into my Business Model? The answer is it depends and there is a spectrum of answers ranging from some organizations never entertaining sustainability activities to others who will have started the business with sustainability integrated into their core. Read More…

Manage your Business Model across the business lifecycle

There has been an explosion of posts on Business Models in the past several years. Many of those posts relate to start ups / new ventures yet business models need to be actively managed throughout the entire business lifecycle. The half life of a business model has shrink from 20 – 100 years (Railroads, steel) to 7-10 years; this means that the business model can no longer be assumed, it needs to be actively managed. Read More…

Can't find profits? Look to Sustainability!

It is tempting to look at sustainability only as “do good” when in fact it is BOTH “do good” and “do well”. “Do well” is one lens to look at the business through and that is profitability, most often quarterly profits. Sustainability is another lens that looks at a broader set of stakeholders, quarterly profits AND Market Value. I would contend that looking at the business through the sustainability lens is a superior approach for shareholders. Read More…

Can't find growth? How much value do you want to create?

Start your search for value by first asking the question: How much value am I looking for? Read More…

Can’t find growth? Redefine what business you are in!

Your most recent growth strategy failed to find significant growth. You looked at organic and inorganic growth but were not able to find the growth you wanted. Where to look? Read More…