A few quick, interesting reads
Photos from left to right, fishing boats in Prince Rupert harbour, Kaslo Jazz Festival with its on the water stage, and City of Vancouver looking towards the North Shore mountains with False Creek in the foreground.
Lean canvas biz model planning
Ash Maurya (LEANSTACK) revised the 'business model canvas' to emphasize the relative importance of initially establishing the commercial opportunity within a business model planning process. In what he calls the 'lean canvas', the problem/opportunity (and how it is dealt with today by others) and the company's solution (to the identified problem) are initially laid out with in a business model planning exercise.
The business model canvas graphic figure is a tool that Crane uses to help with business planning.
Real world carbon pricing info
The web site Californiacarboninfo.com is a great source for real world carbon pricing data and analysis. The site's staff report and analyse allowance and offset prices established through the linked California and Quebec carbon markets.
Led by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the carbon trading system with a cap on GHG emissions in regulated sectors (plus an ability to use some offsets created in non-regulated sectors) is working well in setting current (and future) carbon prices that reflect well managed demand and supply conditions. The California regulators have done a good job of learning from the successes and challenges of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and various government carbon price setting systems.
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Progress in government
Harvard University lecturer Robert Behn is one of the best at coming up with innovative yet practical ways of improving the management of government. In this one page article, he talks about the idea of measuring and tracking "progress" in government. Here he focuses on defining "success" in government as making steady progress year over year.
Not all government entities, whether provincial, federal, local or Indigenous, start at the top, which is the thinking behind a good number of the score cards by this institute and that organization, but we can track and expect to see annual improvements in high school graduation rates, surgery waiting times, etc.