The Sustainable Development Goals are a map of future opportunity. It’s that simple. Since 2015, critics have fretted that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 action-specific targets are “too complex”, “unwieldy”, or “hard to keep track of”. But three critical insights can help to correct that perception: The SDGs are a map of […]Read more "The SDGs are a map of future opportunity"
Science is knowledge. Knowledge is our survival strategy, as a species. Civilization is oriented toward the discovery, securing, and expansion of knowledge. The word ‘science’ is shorthand for the heroic collective human endeavor to learn, share, do, and improve. Read any book, essay or article about business these days, and you are sure to find […]Read more "The New Economy is Science-Driven"
Conventional economic inquiry, business strategy and industrial production do not generally integrate all that science has come to know into standard, or even cutting edge, practice. The reasons for this are many, but the most commonly held and practiced are: it may be hard to value what science has only recently learned; whatever the value, […]Read more "Everything is Energy"
Bottom-line thinking is about whether your way of doing business has a future. Common practice is to treat a high volume of accumulated profit or cash as a proxy for operational sustainability. But the history of empires, and of financial crashes, tells us this is not the case. Lean bottom-line management is one example of […]Read more "Complex Adaptive Integrity is the New Bottom-line"
The business models and technologies that dominate the later part of this century will transcend old-fashioned thinking about value management and resource allocation. Connection and ephemeralization would make them appear downright magical to us. Four critical capabilities that will drive these trends: Anything can be made anywhere. Technical knowledge can reach anywhere. Advanced services will […]Read more "The Magical Future of Smart Energy"