Home Hydrogen Stations are a Waste of Time

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is collecting information on how best to promote an “H-Prize” for a home hydrogen filling station. Unfortunately, the DOE is not the only organization that talks about home hydrogen filling stations as if they were the holy grail of hydrogen convergence (i.e. a lot of very serious do). For those …

Does the Future Belong to the Mapmakers?

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Traditionally, mapmakers have been mythologized as pioneers and facilitators of international trade. This process continued until the 1890’s in the United States when the Census Bureau announced the “end of the frontier.” For those tasked with supporting sustainability, you and your peers may want to consider the words of Brian McClendon, Vice President for Engineering …

Impact of 3D Printing on Sustainability

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Most recently, 3D printing has entered the public conversation because of its impact on gun legislation. Gun rights advocates have used the posting a YouTube video showing the firing of a semi-automatic assault rifle, which was fabricated using 3D printing as a rationale for opposing new gun laws. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, the …

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 Strategic Networks empower the Maker Movement

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A lot of very serious people are saying that technology has become the greatest threat to decreasing the jobless rate. Many point to the continuous cycle of layoffs that get reported on morning talk shows. In response, some are looking at the Maker Movement as a source of jobs growth. For those tasked with supporting …

Why Strategic Networks are best for helping Startups

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Here’s a heads up, December is prime business development time for those tasked with supporting sustainability. Also, be advised that a lot of very serious people will want to talk about the difference between accelerators and incubators. As you know, both accelerators and incubators are both programs that help startups succeed. However, you may want …