Sure, we’re in a fix - but there are ways we can fix it

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Sure, we’re in a fix - but there are ways we can fix it

When you’re in the soup, flaws have to be eliminated, weaknesses resolved, and mistakes paid for in full

Mark Barnes

Maybe it’s just seasonal (winter, no rain) but I’ve noticed a lot more repairs and maintenance happening on the outside of residential buildings. The new coat of paint is simply to guard against the known and repetitive forces of nature that recur season after season, year after year. It’s to protect the status quo – necessary, but hardly exciting.

Mature business models face a different set of challenges. Rapid and significant changes in technology have enabled disrupters to become effective competitors in far shorter time frames than were imaginable barely two decades ago.

The changing risk-return profiles at the different stages of business model maturity present different management and funding challenges...

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