Be a fast follower of the first movers

By Steve Blank, teaching Customer Service at Stanford, cross-posted from Medium First-Mover Advantage is an idea that just won’t die. I hear it from every class of students, and each time I try to put a stake through its heart.  Here’s one more attempt in trying to explain why confusing testosterone with strategy is a bad idea. First mover advantage — great …

Decarbonization Sessions at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, and FHWA Climate Change & Air Quality Highlights

Schedule of TRB Decarbonization Sessions at the TRB Annual Meeting 9-12 January, 2017 Pre-2020 steps toward transportation sector decarbonization are needed and there are a number of practical steps agencies and our organizations can take now.  Implementing a full-blown transformation will require scaling up “no-regrets” actions without delay, with some of the ensuing benefits arriving pre-2020 and others post-2020. Decarbonization: …

Excerpt from a book review on The Alternative: Towards a Progressive New Politics

…The Alternative: Towards a New Progressive Politics. The title echoes the name of the mould-breaking new political party in Denmark of the same name, The Alternative, set up in 2013 to be a fresh, collaborative and progressive voice and change the divisive tone of domestic politics. Writing in the book, Uffe Elbæk, its party leader, compares the emergence of The …

Picking up the tab: small businesses pay the price for offshore tax havens by the large and wealthy

RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND, RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015, READ NEWS RELEASE, DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Every year, corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U.S. earnings to subsidiaries in offshore tax havens – countries with minimal or no taxes – in order to reduce their federal and state income tax liabilities by billions of dollars. While tax haven …

Data: How is Google using machine learning?

Don Dodge works on the Google Cloud Technology Partner team. Don is a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks. Prior to Google, Don was Director of Business Development for Microsoft’s Emerging Business Team. You can follow Don on Medium, on Twitter @DonDodge or on Facebook Machine Learning will impact everything we do at …

30 years of Farm Aid

Interviews Carolyn Mugar, Executive Director, Farm Aid How did you get involved with Farm Aid? I started with Farm Aid shortly before the first benefit concert in 1985. Willie Nelson and I had some friends in common and when he was looking for someone to help him distribute the funds that would be raised at the concert, I was lucky …

Banking on the public

Banking on the Public: Going Postal, North Dakota, and Other Finance Alternatives  BY ABBY SCHER | JUNE 2013 Hundreds of people seeking a roadmap for remaking the banking system gathered north of San Francisco in early June at Public Banking 2013: Funding the New Economy, a conference held at Dominican University, whose Green MBA program was a cosponsor. It was …

Picking up the tab: average citizens and small businesses pay the price for offshore tax shelters

Phineas Baxandall, PhD from MIT and former professor at Harvard produced this great report up through 2014 Picking Up the Tab:  Average Citizens and Small Businesses Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Shelters RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG, RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014, READ NEWS RELEASE, DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Every year, corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U.S. earnings …

What can we learn for rapid shift from digital transformations?

Posted on 7 October 2016 by Nathan Oxley and Adrian Smith With climate change, inequality, and injustice putting pressure on societies around the world, it often seems that incremental change towards sustainable development is not enough. A growing number and variety of alliances between organisations across civil society, business, politicians and states are calling for something more transformational. So are there …