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Summary: This week’s Yale School of Management’s Private Equity Club’s The Journey from Financial Engineering to Value Creation one-day conference is important to all Ag dependent industries because it recognizes something fundamental to all commercial enterprises. That is: “Structural changes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
Summary: The Podponics team’s farming in freight containers efforts are providing Symbiotic Ag Model leadership examples. From their “iterating toward a better way to enter the boxes without disrupting the interior environment.” to Dan Backhaus’s informative and graceful responses to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Summary: Bank regulators are putting all banks under financial “stress tests” to see how a bank’s loan portfolio will preform under different market setbacks. For many rural and agriculture banks, these stress tests show the bank is too dependent on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
Summary*: We all know change happens. Knowing how and why it happens and and being able to systematically act on it (business model formation agility) builds cash flow and market power. Bottom-line: Nothing stays the same. Today’s industry winners don’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Summary: New Google tool improves timing of indirect power domain’s influence on Ag systems*. Bottom-line: Ag systems design point out how the indirect power domains (analytical, biological, social) shapes the direct power domains (financial and logistical). Case in point: the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
Summary: Biofuels sector is moving into a systems mindset. Interesting game-changers developing. Putting it all together: “The Third Way: Advanced biofuels as a system of systems”, Biofuels Digest editor Jim Lane’s recent post makes a great comparison between systems we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Summary: One biological domain product supplier is intuitively making the jump to a balanced five domain business ecosystem. Meanwhile, two multinational competitors dance between the less and less relevant ‘seed or chem’ business models and a third appears to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
Summary: Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility programs (CSR) are moving away from their incremental organized business model beginnings(Incremental CSR or CSR 1.0) and applying systems design power (Systems CSR or CSR 2.0). This incremental to systems business model modulation is driving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
Summary: The “Keep It Simple” mantra is a self-induced trap that blocks agriculture dependent industry cash flow and market power growth. Agnetic gives stuff away for free to empower others beyond their “Keep It Simple” mantra and on to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
There is a change happening. Food industry entrepreneurs and enterprises are increasingly shifting away from traditional step-by-step CSR (corporate sustainability and responsibility programs). The shift is moving to Systemic CSR. The Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics’s article, “The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
Symbiotic sustainable agriculture model provides a new way of reach sustainable, cash flow and critical mass goals. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Stop me if you have heard this one… A climatologist, a meat packer and a big oil executive are in a sailboat drifting off into the sunset, and the climatologist says to the meat packer, “We had the scientific data... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Regular readers are familiar with this blog’s premise. That is, we of the Ag supply chain industries (food, feed, fiber, biofuels, biomaterials, etc.), have a lot to learn from other industries. And that the practical application of indirect power insights... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Ten Key Ag Value-Supply Chains Insights are now up at agnetic.com. See how to Maximize cash flow. See your Ag supply chain in a nutshell. Learn about Agriculture’s many interlocking supply chains. Find a Modern Ag supply chain model designed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2010 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
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Mar 15, 2010
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In the previous blog, we asked what to many may seem like a preposterous question. (“What if government subsidized farm payments were dramatically reduced?”.) We called attention to given the systemic changes occurring in America’s political and financial systems, such... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture