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End of year - blueprint inspirations bundled

 I leave it to the main press to try to make conclusions of 2020, to find the buzzword that catched the atmosphere of a pandemic. I will however draw up some blueprints that I have seen coming up in reflexions on corporate sustainability,on public sector innovartion partnership discussions, on project assignments about smart city, during physical and digital facilitation sessions: - a systemic stress has shown the outdated back-office organisational structure of public sector organisation - there is no fatality: a human approach, and one with a facilitation more than a management posture has proven effective - the financial world has been dematerialised for years; it has been a good wake up call for other sectors to make a catch-up with digital technology so as not to be eaten for lunch - a great reset is in the make, with large economic sectors like cruise shipping industry to evaporate; a 'Treuhand" East German style organisation will emerge to decide what to do with toxic a

Why do sustainable models fail? (webinar and reflexions)

 This article further to 15/12 presentation online Why do sustainable models fail, a presentation online by ass professor Rick Middel.(   In this article  - a small recap - some reflexions - a way forward As a sustainability advisor, I was really curious about this title coming from a Swedish business school.  So I took the time over lunch indeed to listen to it. In essence in 45 minutes, he went over  - a number of definitions of a sustainable business model; - several types of business models: with social, environmental and economical focus; - failure happens in sustainable business models, and this should be taken as a learning lesson. - he finally scratched the surface of the title, explaining that innovation is not easy in a company, and that sometimes one overlooks certain areas because they are more easy to look at. Reflexions: - this was a good recap that explained a difference between an 'normal' and a 'sustainable' business model(

B-model reflexions on peak demand, load balancing and peak demand- the Bpost case

First, let me provide you with the definition of load balancing, I am referring to, it is coming from the electric power grid to avoid crashing of the network during peak demand. There are several techniques on an electric grid  that are used, I will not go into detail.  However I want to make the clear analogy with Bpost/PostNL  current situation, where it is having a peak demand in parcel delivery and is having difficulties to cope with it, and a logic explanation will follow why Bpost reacts the way it is doing. When u have normal electricity usage in an electricity grid this works fine.  The issue comes with peak demands (from industry or from households in winter for example)  where u have the highest cost as a network manager. So you have a lot of costs to manage these loads.  This is also the case for water usage during a world cup soccer half time by the way. In electricity terms, the highest cost is when you have peak demand, as supply falls short.  In case of emergency of pea

Facilitation -

 This autumn follows a series of online events, facilitated by myself.  You can find the series of blogs on the site www.bikenode.Brussels  about organisation model, slow tourism and signage. At this moment, the online community of followers is expanding organically with the growth of interest in biking - twitter bxldotnode 126 followers - facebook channe l 381 likes, and 427 followers; champaign with 500! - blog: some subscriptions  - newsletter over 50 subscriptions