What is a Sustainable Venture?

Being in the Venture Capital industry for over 25 years, I can remember hearing the pitches of many companies in diverse sectors such as Communications, Semiconductors, Software,  and Hardware Systems which were all claiming to be "sustainable".  It always had…

What is Progress?

Is the word useful defining our society any more.  Do we need better measures to measure our "success" by.  The article in the economist  “Onwards and Upwards” challenges the assumed knowledge and everyday thinking of what is the goal of…

A Model for Profiting from the Land

How do you build a sustainable, profitable land development company.   It almost sounds counter intuitive, but it is not.  If you can harness the land for all its potential layered revenue streams, and do so in an additive, regenerative, or…

Economic Growth vs. The Environment

Can we save the environment without sacrificing economic growth?  An article by Yale’s School of Forestry Professor James Gustave Speth in Harvard Business Review.  “Doing business in a post growth Society.” He asks the hard question is it possible to…

On Becoming Sustainable

I am in process of looking at writing a book or log, “The Sustainable Life,  a process of making the journey to sustainability.”  It is not necessary to publish this, but I hope it will be an accounting of trying…