It is still sunny in Spain. Looking at a blue sky, and we are still at 25+ degrees. Hothouse earth might be closer than we think.
The narrative is changing
I have had some fascinating conversations with ARUP, Mercedes Benz, CRH, and BSR, and there is no question that the narrative is changing. We are moving from linear to circular, and eventually, we will move to restorative business models.
Future business models
The question asked was what this will do to our future economic models when value creation is based on reduction in carbon emissions, use of water, lessening soil erosion, etc.? Are these hard trends or soft trends? I wrote this a while ago about future business models. I think Patagonia is the canary in the coal mine of where it might go. Here is another perspective, which is based on abundance. I love to hear what you think. Always open to a good conversation over a virtual coffee (or wine).
Business modelling tools
If you need some help considering this, here are a few other tools:
- Your dashboard, your filter and reverse attribute listing
- TRIZ, biomimicry and loonshots (and butterflies)
- Intrapreneurship index
Bernd Mintjes and I are constantly focussing on 100-day plans to help companies maintain focus. Still, there is no question that the change muscle of your company and the ability to adapt and shapeshift are crucial. The ability to align your internal clock speed with the clock speed of the environment you are operating in. Making strategic awareness a constant. Haier has found the solution in the organisation structure.
One-year coaching programme
This is why we recently introduced a year-long coaching programme where we work with CEOs at a strategic level to combine the long-term perspective with the short-term focus. Combining 60 years of experience in successfully running, growing, buying and selling businesses. Access to mastery. We have limited availability. Let me know if you are interested. The intake is free.