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Moving Beyond ESG

Moving Beyond ESGs Naming the Dominant Logic and Making Sense of the Real Governance Metrics Welcome to a set of unfolding presumptions about how we transition to a survivable social, environmental, and political climate. This is a second in a

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Champlain Hudson Power Express

September 7, 2022 New York Contribution Value Research  Rating: HOLD Debt to be raised: $6 BN Promised Economic Development: $3.5 BN / 25 years Promised Emissions Reduced: Decreasing carbon emissions by 3.9 million metric tons per year Price for those

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Contribution Value Design

Narratives > Models We can all agree we want to transition to a survivable social, environmental, and political climate. Despite the obstacles we all know exist, the real problem is we have a multi-trillion dollar global funding gap, but we

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q3 Facebook

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans We’re still hearing a tale of two Facebooks  One in the media and Regulatory threats all doom and gloom. The other and financial performance with – big news – a big

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Logic is in the Eye of the Logician

“How do I fund this?” This is the most common question I get when meeting with students, researchers, artists, corporate innovators, non-profit directors, and government policymakers when embarking on a new idea.  I’m a business modeler, and I teach how

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q2 Amazon

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans The first quarter since Bezos stepped down from his role to pursue a career in the space industry. How did Amazon do?  The tone was sheepish, apologetic, and short, almost hiding

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q2 Facebook

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans Not the first time in earnings history – un-ironic melding of fiction and Wall Street analyst narrative building.  Now Facebook did have the fastest quarterly revenue growth year over year in

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q2 Alphabet

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans First Tech Titan of the week did not disappoint. Alphabet blipped this time last year but blew through expectations in the second quarter. Antitrust on the horizon. Free protein structures. Advertising

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q3 Apple

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans Second Tech Titan blew through all expectations. Jaw dropping growth, says Tim Cook. Way beyond anyone’s expectations. It’s the biggest Spring quarter in the 45 year history of the company. He

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Which Business Model Will Stick: Tortuga Agtech Robots

Agtech Robot Tortuga AgTech helps growers by using robots that perform a variety of labor-intensive tasks in controlled environments like greenhouses or vertical farms, with an emphasis on harvest. Denver, Colorado, USA Founded Eric Adamson was working in consulting for

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Introducing the Reason Street Capital Library

I started the Reason Street Business Model Library for a specific need: I wanted to give advice that I had wished I had received when I started companies. I am launching the Reason Street Capital Library today for the type of

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Tech Titans for Busy People Q1 Amazon

If You Blink You Might Miss the Tech Titans Last Tech Titan of the week did not disappoint. Amazon crushed it and Bezos thinks about employees and the time value of our customer shopping behavior – a true moment of reflection

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