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STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction The days of “one man rules” are dying fast. Some suggest the days of “one woman rules” are coming fast. Most likely, the future will be characterized by a middle ground … Continue reading

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RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR COMPANY: A PRIMER

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Capital does not flow in mysterious ways. It does occasionally follow a fad or trend over the cliff.  However, capital generally flows where someone has already demonstrated, at least in theory, … Continue reading

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UPDATING PORTER’S FIVE COMPETITIVE FORCES: THE NEW SEVEN

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Michael Porter has developed a useful framework for analyzing a company’s immediate and future competitive environment from the customers’ point of view. We combine these five forces with another element identified … Continue reading

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THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION: THE KEY TO SURVIVAL

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction In today’s fast-paced business world, staying ahead of the competition is more crucial than ever. With the recent struggles the economy has endured, one key element in your organization’s sustainability strategy … Continue reading

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LIVING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

by Robert White Book Review by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Robert White’s book, Living An Extraordinary Life is not about extraordinary people at all. The book is about you and me, your brothers, your sisters, you children, … Continue reading

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INVESTOR AND DONOR RELATIONS PRESENTATIONS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group, and Adam Levin, Vice-President, Information Experts, Inc. Introduction Obtaining investors or donors (in the nonprofit world) in this market is not easy.  What used to pass for an adequate presentation to a … Continue reading

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THE SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE FIELDBOOK:WHEN IT ALL COMES TOGETHER

by Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg PhD, William G. Russell, & Dr. David Lipsky, PhD in collaboration with The Enterprise Sustainability Action Team Greenleaf Publishing, 2009 BOOK REVIEW by: Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group, and Michael Powers, Consultant to the Sustainable … Continue reading

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ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group and Keith McAslan, Managing Partner, McAslan Consulting Introduction Much work has been done in the area of sustainability in manufacturing in the United States. Virtually everyone agrees that much more needs to … Continue reading

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E-MYTH PHYSICIAN

By Michael Gerber Book Review by Dr. Jim Hoven and Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction The goal of the book is to help physicians be more successful and satisfied in their own practices where they combine the talents … Continue reading

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DEFINING MOMENTS

By Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr., Harvard Business School Press, 1997 Book Review by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group   Introduction In 131 very readable pages Professor Joseph Badaracco invites the reader to become familiar with some of the most … Continue reading

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