Apple And Amazon Report Record Profits For Q4 2019. When Will ‘Profit Shaming’ Start?

Both Apple and Amazon have earned record profits in the fourth quarter of 2019. Propelled by sales of the iPhone 11, Apple reported an all-time record in revenues and profits. Revenues topped at $91.8 billion and profits at $22.3 billion. And propelled by Christmas sales, amazon revenues have risen to $87.4 billion over the last…

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Getting Sustainability Right With Tony’s Chocolonely’s Six-Layer Impact Strategy

Dutch chocolate maker Tony’s Chocolonely produces great chocolate and original chocolate bars. But, more importantly, it also goes at length with its sustainability mission to achieve a 100% slave-free chocolate industry. Not just for themselves, but for everyone on this planet. A conversation I had with their head of impact, Paul Schoenmakers, reveals how serious…

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How This Company Takes Sustainability To The Next Level—With Toilet Paper

With sustainability getting higher on the agendas of companies and governments, the importance of inspiring, illuminating examples increases—especially in the light of this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25). In virtually every industry you have them: companies that are far ahead of the curve in taking sustainability seriously and integrating it into the…

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Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up…

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How These Five Entrepreneurs Deal With Stress In This VUCA World

Some people today feel the world is becoming increasingly stressful and difficult to grasp and cope with, both privately and in business. They see the world getting more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) and experience a constant pressure to perform. For entrepreneurs this is a challenge. They need to constantly keep up with what is going on in their markets and broader environment. But…

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The Secret Of Coolblue’s Success? Their Tagline

Coolblue is a Rotterdam-based Dutch company which sells electronics online. They have a few physical stores, but their main business is selling whatever piece of electronics that you can imagine—from laptops and washing machines to leaf-blowers and drones—via their webshop. They are amazingly successful. Launched 20 years ago, they have grown to an annual turnover of…

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