How to use Natural Groups to build Strong Strategic Networks

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Very serious people will ask you about how you will determine who to recruit for your strategic network. While the question may seem nitpicky at first, it is to be expected from people who are goal oriented. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, a good book to read is Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, John …

How much should America worry about Exports?

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A lot of very serious people think that America can reverse its lagging competitiveness by focusing on increasing the amount of physical exports. In fact, this notion that America’s economic well-being is tied to the current account balance may be the dinosaur mindset at work. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, you have to be …

Why Strategic Networks are best way to leverage Internet

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A lot of very serious people are now starting to talk about how best to leverage the Internet for economic development. Unfortunately, they are approaching the conversation from an entrepreneur’s point of view not from an economic developer’s point of view. Even though, the real challenge is not relationship efficiency. It is how to rapidly …

Why Strategic Networks are better than Divestiture

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The first rule of economic sustainability is don’t penalize economic activity. This is important because a lot of very serious people will see divestiture of assets solely on the basis of corporate social responsibility (i.e. sustainability) as an example of penalizing economic activity. A better solution would be to develop more sustainable strategic options. If …

What’s needed in This Year’s State of the Union

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Every year, modern Presidents have given speeches that outline where they want to take the country in the coming year and for the rest of their term. This speech is called the State of Union and President Barack Obama will give this year’s speech tomorrow. Previews of the speech suggest that the President will layout …

What is the Biggest Strategic Uncertainty for Lesser Industrialized Communities

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While a lot of very serious people are shocked by the drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), few have shown as much concern about the biggest strategic uncertainty for Lesser Industrialized Communities. As those tasked with supporting sustainability know, peak oil represents a much bigger strategic uncertainty than the GDP number because the acknowledgement will …

Shifting DOD spend to building Strategic Networks

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A lot of very serious people were upset by the announcement of the falling Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Many of them were even more concerned when they learned that the reason for the decline was a reduction in spending by the DOD. This troubled a lot of them because they believe that the Great Depression …

Let’s Talk Hydrogen Convergence 01/24/13

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Episode 68: In this episode We will be talking about the first lessons that Organizing for Action should learn about sustainability. We will discuss how the adoption of Hydrogen Convergence could benefit Organization for Action. We will talk about what Organizing for Action means for Hydrogen Convergence. Zachary Alexander

10 million Euros for low-pressure Hydrogen Convergence

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Traditionally, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have required high-pressure compressed hydrogen storage systems. And this meant outlays for very expensive high-pressure hydrogen infrastructure to fuel them. However, McPhy Energy has just announced that it closed a 10 million Euros (i.e. 13.2 million dollars) round of funding. This means that there is a commercial market for low-pressure …

An Opportunity for Hydrogen Energy Storage

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A lot of very serious people like to talk about energy storage as a reason to fund more research on next-generation battery systems. Many of these people tend to confuse non-rechargeable batteries with rechargeable batteries. They don’t tend to connect battery power with energy production. Unfortunately, they see batteries as a magic device that delivers …