March 25, 2014

the resource revolution

Nice sustainability trend summary by McKinsey

February 26, 2014

Ecosystem marketing

ala Chipotle.

September 19, 2013

Brazil's new middle class

Good NPR story about their challenges

January 22, 2013

Boeing woes

Interesting comments on 787 problems

October 19, 2012

Monkeys, the Olympics and SOS Mata Atlantica

How the Olympics are saving an endangered species.

September 21, 2011

Brazilian green polypropylene

Braskem announces green polypropylene unit to be operational 2nd half 2013. Working with Fundação Espaço Eco, consulting from DOM Strategy Partners. Also the Akatu Institute. Currently making sugarcane plastic bottles for Natura, Odwala, P&G among others.

November 16, 2010

Walmart Brazil and CEO Hector Nunez wins C.K. Prahalad Award

From 6/8/10, good video, including a complement from Greenpeace! An example of 'running in packs'.

November 8, 2010

Oakley and 3D glasses

Oakley enters the market with an opinion about the format war.

October 29, 2010

Biofuels webs of relationships

Many shared bets on advanced bioenergy, with Cargill in the mix.

October 28, 2010

The future of biofuels

from the Economist 10 28 10

October 17, 2010

Equator Initiative

The UN awards prizes for sustainable ventures. Treetap uses latex from rubber coop to as a material for bags.

October 12, 2010

2010 Brazil Biofuels report

Great history, facts and future directions of Brazil's biofuel industry. Grupo Sao Martinho, Amyris Biotechnologies, Dedini and Novozymes look interesting.

February 11, 2009

Google PowerMeter project

This is a great smart meter innovation by Google. It will be fun to watch it roll out.

September 10, 2008

Entourage and Virgin America

Nice cross promotion by Virgin America as away to promote its new route in a difficult economic climate. Nice brand polishing. Is the value proposition compelling enough? 'Entourage' in the Sky

August 29, 2008

iPhone and infrastructure problems

AT&T’s Rivals Are Happy to Attack Over iPhone’s Network Woes
Published: August 28, 2008

Wonderful examples of challenges with external partners and infrastructure. Not clear how or when it will be fixed.

December 18, 2007

a video social networking site called Seesmic

This is an interesting new, buzzy business. Might be interesting to look at first week, before we know anything, then revisit at the end.

A French Twist in Silicon Valley
With backing from high-profile investors, Loïc Le Meur is giving new meaning to the idea of "building a company online"

November 16, 2007

MannKind inhailable insulin

Betting an Estate on Inhaled Insulin

Published: November 16, 2007

A good example of the innovation journey, including the following concepts: overpersistence, lack of pluralistic leadership, management turnover, web of relationships, lack of customer demand, infrastructure challenges( including regulations), the value of prior industry experience, pros and cons of deep pockets

October 17, 2007


Nice gadget, facebook linkage, vc funded, interesting advisory board.