Innovation: Knickers in a Twist

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“Oh, the world! The world! All the world knows the world of trouble the world is eternally occasioning!” – from Diedrich Knickerbocker’s History of New York by Washington Irving

10 Things I've Learned on the Road to Sustainability

Over the past 10 years, I have seen companies become increasingly focused on strategic sustainable issues in their business practices. How they do it, however, continues to be a challenge.I believe a business cannot go wrong if it pursues a common mission and focuses on material issues with a strategy that is closely aligned to its business imperatives. It must innovate and persist, even in tough economic circumstances, and collaborate beyond the company while applying each team's expertise to achieve common goals. 

Frugal Innovation in the Age of Access

“Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty” – Stephen Jay Gould

Driving to the Rose Garden

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“The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.” – Marcus Terentius Varro

The Lindbergh Foundation and Nature’s Balance

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“Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future.” – Charles Lindbergh