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BHIP and Upgrade Your BHAG

We love Jim Collins in our college.  It’s hard to find a bookshelf that doesn’t have “Built to Last” and “Good to Great” on it.  Several of us are ardent users of Jim’s earlier book, “Beyond Entrepreneurship.” We’ve used it to work with organizations – for-profit, non-profit, and public sector – in need of a clear vision framework.  And, of course, legions of CSU business students are taught that they need a Big Hairy Audacious Goal to drive their ventures.

Tear Down This Wall – Redefining “Sustainable Ventures”

Warning: When dealing with legacy business thinkers, use the term “sustainable” at your peril. Those of us interested in social and environmental outcomes of our ventures are often regarded as operating in a cute, special little world where the normal business rules don’t apply. And by “normal” we mean here the quaint idea that a business has to be profitable and capable of scale.

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Climbers & Bats GCRT

This research team creates a working group of rock climbing interest groups, CSU biologists and human dimension specialists, and CSU students to strategically collect information on bat roost locations and share bat conservation information with the climbing community. View details of their GCRT here and their blog entry here.

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