Extract from Edward James’ blog on the Strongly Sustainable Business Model: “Our world is full. Some of this is good but much is bad. Business is a big part of both. How can we use scientific knowledge to help business make things better?”
“I have designed & tested an easy to use tool to reliably plan businesses that do good and do well for a long time into the future.”
I love my work. Like anybody in business, I want to make a profit.
I want to make a profit, but profit isn’t all I care about.
What defines “success” anyway?
A profitable business must have great value.
But what good is my business if profit is the only value?
I want my business do well, and …
… I want my business to do good.
In other words, I want my business to be sustainable.
Is it possible to do good AND do well?
I’m going to have to great plan. But there’s so much to consider.
My business affects other people.
I need help to make sense of it all.
I need to be able to see.
I need a big picture of my business that considers all my concerns.
With a visual tool, I could make sense of all the confusion.
I could map my ideas and try out different scenarios.
With a big picture I could easily explain my ideas and plans.
Together we could create a business that does good and does well.
I need a tool to help me build a model for my business.
A Strongly Sustainable Business Model
Patricia Kambitsch (@playthink) is a graphic facilitator and multidisciplinary artist. As a facilitator, Kambitsch explores and promotes tools for dialogue available through the visual arts, theatre, movement, and creative writing. You can find her work at www.playthink.com and blog at www.slowlearning.org. She is a partner at Redesign Network, a design and research firm for human system innovation in Toronto.