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January 27, 2010

FreeMind mind mapping tool

nice open source tool

January 26, 2010

Dow and sustainable design

Dow creates plastic with soy bean waste, then partners with designers to create products

January 20, 2010

Reverse innovation

Good HBR article 12/09? re: GE global innovations that end up expanding US market. Ex- low cost diagnostic equipment for China, 85% price reduction. Aneesh Chopra, US gov. Chief technology officer

January 11, 2010

Strategic inflection points, Andy Grove and AOL/Time Warner

A quote from Tom Friedman NYT column 1 11 10:

"Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel, liked to say that companies come to "strategic inflection points," where the fundamentals of a business change and they either make the hard decision to invest in a down cycle and take a more promising trajectory or do nothing and wither."

An example of cycling. The AOL/Time Warner merger was a big bet around the internet. Right idea, bad execution. Not much hedging.

January 1, 2010

Rainforest Alliance project in Sao Paolo state

Rainforest Alliance certified sustainable coffee in Franca. with IMAFLORA