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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? 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…

Can’t find growth? Look beyond your Industry to your Business Ecosystem!

Using your industry as the unit of analysis might be hiding significant risks and opportunities; using a business ecosystem perspective will provide deep insight and strategic context, and identify additional strategies that might have been previously hidden. If you are looking for billion dollar opportunities, then taking the additional step of looking at the ecosystem at the business model level will reveal whether any of those opportunities exist within your broader ecosystem. Read More…