Are You Ready for Today’s Business Complexity? As consultants and coaches, we know our clients are faced with a more complex world than any previous generation of leaders. And we know, our clients struggle to engage with this additional complexity as they attempt to design business models that will flourish. But what is it about […]
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Fit-For-Purpose Tools Are Your Business Model Design Tools Fit-for-Purpose? As consultants and coaches, we need “fit-for-purpose” tools to better help our clients – entrepreneurs and leaders of established businesses. But, what does fit-for-purpose mean today? If a tool is fit-for-purpose it is actually useful for the purpose for which it was intended. A spoon is
One of the greatest challenges designing useful tools is the question of what language to use on the tool and about the tool. In this occasional series of blog posts we will explore some of the choices we’ve made for the Flourishing Business Canvas and some implications. As tool designers, we are faced with a
The Flourishing Business Canvas is a Systemic Management Innovation Here at the Flourishing Enterprise Co-lab, we have a vision: we believe that business must innovate to become a key enabler for the possibility for human and all other life to flourish on this planet for generations to come (John Ehrenfeld, MIT). The Co-lab is the
Is the Future Viability of Your Enterprise at Risk? The definition of social, environmental and financial viability for our enterprises changes over time. It is not fixed. It was different in the past from how it is today. And, it will be different in the future from how it is today. Behaving as if this
Good news… you are now able to freely download the new v2.1 of the Flourishing Business Canvas and the associated and completely Revised Interactive Guide / Video Companion from our website and the Library of Resources in our community. This blog post introduces the v2.1 canvas, including describing the differences between the previous version (2.0) and the
There is No Point to this Blog Post To most immersed in Western culture, this blog post has no purpose. There is no need to evolve our understanding of sustainable human development. The current, and many would say obvious, goal of sustaining human development is to raise the standards of living of everyone in the
Sustainable Earth: A New Destination for Western Culture? A two-part blog post that explores how our modernist culture got us into the mess we’re in, and a small suggestion of how to proceed to an Earth that can sustain the possibility for human and all other life to flourish for generations. Read Part 1 here.
The first of a two-part blog post that explores how our modernist culture got us into the mess we’re in, and a small suggestion of how to proceed to an Earth that can sustain the possibility for human and all other life to flourish for generations to come.
Earth Day… Get’s it Backwards As Earth Day 2022 fades into the distance, it is worth recalling that on that day we were once again exhorted to save the world, save the planet, save the earth, save the whale, save the forests, protect the environment, and so on. And these are noble objectives. And we