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The Missing 60%: ExxonMobil, Forceful Stewardship and the 2°C Business Model Imperative

Bill Baue | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Bill Baue

By Bill Baue, Bob Eccles, Julie Gorte, Carolyn Hayman, Stephan Lewandowsky, Thomas O. Murtha, Naomi Oreskes, Rich Pancost, and John Rogers The Spring...

Building Dynamic Capability in Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

To compete in an increasingly volatile Creative Economy, business has to create new design driven high-impact ventures that focus on breakthrough inno...

The 1% Formula

David B. Nast | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Doing more with what you have without reinventing the wheel is the essence of Business Model Innovation. It's about unlocking critical constraints to ...

Your Quick Guide To Nanogrids and Minigrids

Seyi Fabode | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Seyi Fabode

One of the ongoing issues with the transition to a new utility paradigm, for both consumers and providers, is the required change from a centralized t...

A Startup Design-a-thon Performance Depends on Quantity, Quality and Variety

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

New Entrepreneurial Ventures are all about speed and nowhere is this more true than at design-a-thons. Originating from hack-a-thons in the world of p...

The C's Of Business

Meaghan Stevenson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Meaghan Stevenson

When starting a business of your own it is easy to get caught up trying multiple strategies and not having a clear mapped out plan. You'll soon realiz...

The Business of Creativity

Heather Martin | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Heather Martin

"We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause." ― Steven Pressfield in The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks &...

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Successful?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Success and happiness is more than the amount of money you make. Success is accomplishing what you set out to do, be or have, like raising healthy children, saving lives as a doctor or making a specific income as an entrepreneur.

Launching a Business: Establish Your Business Model

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

As you sit down to write your business plan, one of the essential elements to include is your business model. The business model is important because it explains your method of doing business. Your business model will also help you to clarify the purpose of your business.

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinvig...

The Mother of All Leaders

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Sara Bobkoff

As lady bosses, we sometimes find ourselves struggling trying to fit our voluptuous brains into a rigid, traditional business model that was never designed by or for women to begin with. My answer to this? Reject the model.

Writing a Business Plan: Your Business Model

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

When it comes to writing a business plan, the first step is figuring out your business model. If you’re in the early stages of planning out your bus...

4 Ways You Can Drop the F-bomb Appropriately in Ed Tech

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Here are four models for free* distribution that may be convincing enough to win a district's' confidence and, ultimately, adoption of your product.

What Is a Business Model

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

The term business model has been used repeatedly by many especially during the dot com boom. Some business models are basic and straight forward and date back many years depending on when the business was established.

Squeezing the Yahoos: The Airline Business Model

Frank Islam | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

Squeeze the yahoos. Squeeze them till it hurts. That appears to be the current airline business model for customer pricing, seating, luggage storage, amenities, service, and communication management.

Hacking the WIN-Win-Win Business Model

Rajesh Setty | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Rajesh Setty

The model is simple - you serve the needs of your core customers for free or almost for free. The core customer's activity creates a side-effect that can be harnessed to create value for another set of customers that are willing to pay.

Hedge Fund Win-Win Fee Model -- Innovative and Fair in Many Respects

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Spiros Margaris

Most hedge funds charge management fees of 1-2 percent of assets under management and, in addition, performance fees of 20 percent.

Purpose: the ‘Secret' Ingredient of Success

Maria Pinelli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Maria Pinelli

Businesses that have a genuine sense of purpose draw customers to them and have guiding principles that see them through good times and bad. Therefore, they tend to grow sustainably and achieve long-lasting financial success.

Three Powerful Product Strategies That Can Improve Your Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

As the Internet and mobile technologies have grown in importance, so has the concept of the business or product revenue model. Quite simply, a business, revenue, or product model delineates how a company will make money from its products.

Students Are Not Customers

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

What is wrong with the "business model" for higher education? Business models are great -- for businesses. However, educating human beings is not like manufacturing and marketing widgets.

Seven Steps to Apply Design Economically in Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups' biggest challenge is designing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and using it to prove that a niche with paying customers can be profitably acq...

Why Continuing Education Means a Partnership for Economic Growth

Jayson Boyers | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Jayson Boyers

Businesses should consider the ROI of academic programs related to their growth areas and what it could mean to the success of their model. Schools will have to move boldly toward hybrid classes -- whatever may drive the best outcomes towards preparing students for the modern economy.

Bridging Business and Design By Building Experienced-Based Knowledge

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Knowing how to bridge business and design is evidently completely different from actually being able to execute well. Most corporate project managers ...

Situationally Adaptive Organizations for 21st Century Transformation and Thriving

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Using a single form of organizational structure for all circumstances is like using a single tool for all situations. When presented with a tomato or a screw, we hit with our hammer. If only we had a knife for the tomato and a screwdriver for the screw, we would be more efficient and effective.

From Generation X to Millennials and Upfront to NewFront: The Digital Disruption

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Esmeralda Swartz

These days, with an estimated population of more than 80 million, millennials are growing up and becoming powerful in the way that matters most to advertisers.