Why everyone is interested in investing in environmental sustainability

The blue skies, wildlife sightings, and cleaner environmental indicators during 2020’s early lockdowns inspired startups, enterprises, and shareholders around the world. People saw a future filled with hope and possibility and wanted to put their investments in companies that shared priorities around maintaining and improving sustainability practices. As 2021 takes off, investing in environmental sustainability shows no signs of slowing down, further embedding in a marketplace that is ready for change and innovation.

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Aiming for Joy in 2021

2020 was our masterclass. There was nothing like being launched into a new reality that tested us individually and collectively. Choosing how to navigate the world within the constraints of regulation, pandemic mitigation, and the unknowns accompanying COVID19, provided important, tough lessons in personal responsibility. And it also included lessons in patience and emotional boundaries.

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2021 Business Rebound

2021 heralds a new year and a beginning-of-the-end to the pandemic, thanks in large part to extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and a global vaccine roll-out operation. The next phase will address long-term mitigation strategies, in addition to, how organizations can rebound with new lessons learned.

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Running Shoes and subscription business models

A good pair of running shoes is like a dream, accompanying you along each mile, and in many ways, making those miles easier and more comfortable. But even the most perfect running shoes have a shelf life. For avid runners, that shelf life is even shorter than the mainstream fitness enthusiast. Running experts say shoes should be replaced every 300 to 500 miles, depending on height, weight, gait, and level of cardio intensity.

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A Solstice That Turns The Page On A New Era

Over the course of the summer, I have been logging some serious miles to Southern Utah to work on The Zen Nest project. One of my favorite features of the house is its floor-to-ceiling windows that have an expansive view of the western horizon. The “backyard” is a sheer edifice overlooking the national parks, and the mountains, forests, trees, and sky seem to meet in an uninterrupted plane. It is here that I love to watch the sunset each night. As the stars emerge, I always feel compelled to capture them on The Nest’s EarthCam or take a picture of them on my iPhone. I could stare at the stars for hours and it is humbling to know that they have been watching over us, season after season, rotation after rotation, since the beginning of time.

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Surviving economic downturn

There is a lot of discussion about how the pandemic has changed the modern office as remote work-needs surge. Corporations to small startups are all considering the strategic advantages and disadvantages of onsite work and how it will continue to evolve as the pandemic influences employee protections and considerations. How long will the world have to wait for a widely available vaccine and standardized safety precautions, so that it is safe to resume primary in-office work? And when that time comes, what percentage of companies will be interested in on-premise headquarters after adjusting to remote work and collaboration? 

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The Cultural Innovation Model

“Innovation” has become such a common word in the business lexicon that it is as if we have forgotten the true meaning of what it means to introduce something new to the market. Yet, as leaders, we face heightened challenges every day with plentiful opportunities to a breakthrough in our industries. Perhaps, it’s simply about seeking a new angle of perceiving these opportunities.

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