Pioneering up-and-coming technologies is no small feat, and it’s even more impactful when these discoveries are saving the lives of millions around the world. For 16 years, Anu Ancharya, an EO Hyderabad member and CEO of MapMyGenome, has been revolutionizing personalized healthcare through the production of specialized software and accessible genomics testing. In this interview, Anu talks about the increasing impact of biotechnology in her community and beyond.
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As President and co-owner of the 102-year-old Lamey Wellehan shoe stores, Jim Wellehan used sustainability to foster innovation and remain relevant in the face of fierce competition. A 2015 Maine Business Leader of the Year, he reports that eliminating waste and carbon has freed capital for growth, enhancing employee and customer loyalty. Lamey Wellehan is pursuing abundance by weaving sustainability and business strategy together, simultaneously producing outstanding results for the enterprise, planet and community.
If you are simultaneously interested and confused by sustainability, you are not alone. A study by MIT Sloan and Boston Consulting Group found that while nearly two-thirds of business respondents felt sustainability issues were important, only 10% fully tackled them. As with Lamey Wellehan, the key to success for that 10% was practicing abundance.
Here are some of the fifteen tactics that industry leaders, Nobel Laureates, and disruptive upstarts have used to build mutual prosperity for shareholders, the planet and the local community. Most of these efforts are less than ten years old, yet have resulted in millions, even billions of dollars in savings and sales across industries around the world.
This article was originally published on The Wall Street Journal‘s website.
We all know people who go on vacation, only to continue firing off emails and texts as they lie on the beach, neglecting their spouse and kids.
The world is changing at a rapid rate, and the way we interact with brands and each other is changing along with it. As every entrepreneur knows, knowledge is power, and so over the past year, I traveled with a film crew to the U.S. to meet and film conversations with some of the leading thought leaders in industry to uncover trends and truths on the state of the global market, the future of entrepreneurship and the innovative landscape we find ourselves in. Throughout this journey, we captured some incredible and timely content from each interviewee and packaged it into season one of our new series: “Thought Leaders.” Watch full episodes for free, as well as snippets of additional footage from each interview. While you’re at it, let us know what you think!
John Cinquina is an EO Perth member and the founder of Red Meets Blue Branding.
Starla Tyler hasn’t pitched her business on Shark Tank. She didn’t graduate from Harvard or another prestigious Ivy League school. She doesn’t even have a business degree.
And yet, the 34 year-old former teacher and mother of two from Highland, California, recently passed a milestone most entrepreneurs aspire to but few achieve. In 2015, after less than four years in business, her toy makeup company Little Cosmetics generated over $1 million in sales. She’s on track to do even more this year. Sales for the first quarter of 2016 were triple what they were in the first quarter of 2015.