Shifting Landscapes, Competitive Advantage, and Surfing

Photo by Digital Vision./DigitalVision / Getty Images How does a business adapt in a constantly shifting economic, political, and social landscape? How does it maintain a competitive advantage? Surfing.   Three basic skills are necessary to surf: balance, flexibility, and endurance. An ability to read the water to see how and where waves will develop is also useful. This same set of … Read More

Landscape Reading List

Interested in reading more about landscape, natural processes, and the impact of humans on the environment? Here’s a selection of books that I have read over the past few years that I found useful: Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, William Cronon. Nature and the Idea of a Man-made World, Norman Crowe. Nature and … Read More

Architecture, Nature, and the CEO

Photo by lbarrosphoto/iStock / Getty Images Glenn Murcutt is an Australian architect whose body of work is the expression of the continuity that exists between nature and architecture. His work does not mimic natural forms, but rather makes use of its lessons, drawing relationships between the principles that govern nature and those that could affect architecture. In Alex MacLean’s Look … Read More