striking, eye opener..... Yes! sustainability for planet !!,
This review is from: Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century (Kindle Edition)
Very well written, real eye opener, definetly suggest to have it !
There is a brief background of industrial revolutions; well known first (industrial revolution), known second (urbanization) and not identified third (internet and resouce revolution).
Increasing population, increasing food and energy demand, scared resources, uneven distribution of wealth, diversifying talent requirements, challanges to individuals, companies, NGO's and even governments.
Very striking business models, company case studies like Opower, Tesla, DRITT, Java, Zipcar, Kaiima, Samsung, General Atomics, BSB, Zara,....
Backstage of power grids, alternative energy resources and their consequences, inefficiency of internal combustine engine, inefficiency of having a car (!), historical story of interchangeable parts, amazing genetic engineering improvements on food, Amazon effect, from internet of people to internet of things, .....
5 main points of resource revolution are as follows:
Substitution - in a radical meaning, ie for steel substitution think of composites rather than alüminum etc
eleminate waste - labor, material, energy
Increase circularity - recycle, reuse
Optimization - through supply chain and over internet
Increase virtualization - convergence point