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The trampoline approach to creating sustainable value

In the past this blog has waxed lyrical about shared value…. the concept of creating positive outcomes from business that benefit all stakeholders. With this ultimately delivering stronger, more sustainable value for shareholders. Shared value and similar concepts have been championed by Michael … Continue reading

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What is takes to be a great company in the next century

A great article in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review proposes that great companies think differently from the rest, particularly when it comes to understanding their intrinsic place in society. That tomorrow’s ‘great’ companies will be defined by … Continue reading

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Naandi Community Safe Drinking Water social business model

Today I wrote an article introducing the innovative work of Naandi Foundation in providing safe drinking water to India’s poor. I witnessed first hand the brilliant work of Naandi Community Safe Drinking Water project while in Andhra Pradesh in July … Continue reading

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Cost based innovation at the bottom of the pyramid hits tablet PCs

I wrote an article earlier today discussing the recent announcement of a PC tablet targetting poor consumers with a $35 price level. To make this happen it showcases the fantastic supply chain, manufacture and distribution innovation which can enable technology … Continue reading

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Poor infrastructure blights the Developing world

It is enormously saddening to hear about the sinking of the MV Spice Islander. A ferry providing a vital link between Zanzibar and the remote Pemba island, off the coast of Tanzania.  Initial reports have up to 163 dead and hundreds more … Continue reading

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