Recycling is a Joke without a Bigger Plan in Mind

Recycling – how effective is it really? . There so many efforts, articles, and statistics that address both sides of the recycling equation, such as this article on recycling and the water bottle industry. . To my point however, the nonlinear increase in production of things like plastic bottles, far excedes the ability to recycle them, due to lack of creating economic constraints to buy the recycled stuff back. . Additionally, most recycled plastics do … Continue reading “Recycling is a Joke without a Bigger Plan in Mind”

Building a Sustainable Enterprise: Considerations for Effective Application

Sustainable Innovation Through Whole System Design My experience has taught me that the design and application of sustainability requires a ‘whole-systems’ approach. It requires ability for team members to work while recognizing multi-system interdependency’s called a ‘Design Ecology’. For example, although energy is a critical touch-point for effective implementation of sustainability, the impact on other aspects of enterprise becomes systemic and dynamic. This means that, when a new energy solution is applied, its impact goes … Continue reading “Building a Sustainable Enterprise: Considerations for Effective Application”

Lossy vs Efficient Organizations – How to Design a Sustainable Supply Chain Management System

My recent insight on Sustainable Supply Chain Management System design … Lossy vs efficient organizations – how to design a ‘sustainable’ supply chain management (scm) system sustainability in supply chain management is optimized by measuring the lossiness cause by reflective coefficients at the sources and sinks of each learning node (suppler/vendor) in the chain. This refers to both informational and material flows. Thus, when the reflective coefficients are high, much loss occurs in the transfer of … Continue reading “Lossy vs Efficient Organizations – How to Design a Sustainable Supply Chain Management System”

Defining a Regenerative Commerce System

Regenerative Commerce is a system based on a broader understanding of what it means to develop technology and business. I propose that, using these principles, a region’s economic system can revitalize itself and perform beyond today’s assumptions and expectations. The following represent shifts in awareness of the models we use to create and innovate within enterprise. Note that a ‘shift’ means we are including new information that expands existing models and does not mean that … Continue reading “Defining a Regenerative Commerce System”

The Paradox in ‘Sustainable’ Innovations

The Paradox in ‘Sustainable’ Innovations I want you to click on the picture of the ‘invention machine’ at the left and watch the video. As your watching the video, make a list of the things that (in your mind) make up ‘sustainable’ innovation, based on how they describe it to be. Then, look at your list and consider how they are using the definition of sustainability. In some parts, they show energy efficient light bulbs, … Continue reading “The Paradox in ‘Sustainable’ Innovations”

Unbounded Particulates of Spirit

Unbounded (Particulates of) Spirit work to be integrated   see the world differently ——————————————————————————————-   ——————————————————– Value Density (gravitational lensing): All things manifest once a certain level of mass-density occurs; from galaxies, to planets, to organizations. This density can be realized physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually (we usually only consider ‘physical’ densities in our science). ‘Lensing’ then, is way to bring focus to something and is what makes it apparent (a parent). Awareness and attention … Continue reading “Unbounded Particulates of Spirit”