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Icebergs and Mindsets: DALL-E failures

A call to contribution design

A call to contribution design You social innovators, You policy architects, You ecosystem leaders, You scientific inventors, You community-centered organizers, You impact funders who want your grants and investments to solve complex social and environmental systemic issues… And me, too.

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AI Business Models: Snap MyAI

Snap MyAI: how does it monetize? Generative AI Snap chose to buy, not build, generative AI features through OpenAI’s enterprise Foundry program for an undisclosed amount.  Business Models B:C Subscription : The company rolled out the MyAI feature to current

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AI Business Models: Bing AI

Bing AI: how does it monetize? Generative AI Microsoft invested in an exclusive deal to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT model within their Bing app, which they have named Sydney.  Business Models B:C Advertising: The company is considering in-chatbot advertising suggestions after

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Which business models will fail?

Which business models will fail? The undoing of lose-money-to-earn hardware models  Business model innovation is a combination game, linking partners, suppliers, and other actors to create value for everyone in an ecosystem.  But when things fall apart, failed business models

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What to Do if You Have SaaS Brain

What to do if you have SaaS Brain Do you find yourself suffering from the following symptoms: Your sales are starting to slow.  Your cancellations on the rise. Your lifetime value (LTV) is shrinking. Your cost of customer acquisition (CAC)

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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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