New Operating Models and Business Models

The Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard invites individuals to embark on a journey into the future of business across industries and sectors. This collaborative effort bridges the intellectual chasm between academic research and industry practitioners to scrutinize innovative operating models and business models that are redefining traditional business paradigms that succeed in the age of AI and beyond. We delve into the intricate dynamics of digitalization, ecosystem-driven strategies, and platform-centric approaches that are shaping the contemporary business landscape. Together, we explore strategies and insights poised to empower organizations to excel in the ever-evolving world of commerce.

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Circular Products and Business Models: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Investors

In “Circular Products and Business Models: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Investors”, George Serafeim and Shirley Lu at Harvard Business School share the opportunity of circular economy based on learnings from The Circular Revolution Catalyst hosted by George Serafeim, Vladimir Jacimovic, and Reynir Indahl in April 2023: “Currently, our economies predominantly function in a linear […]

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Dan Mall on defining “good” design

In this episode, Dan Mall from SuperFriendly reflects on the importance of the designers intentions as a framework of understanding how bias can inform and perpetuate systems of inequality.

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About the project, Pathways to a Just Digital Future

Pathways to a Just Digital Future brings together thinkers, makers, and activists to unpack the roots of inequality in tech and chart a course toward a digital world that works for everyone.

The hidden benefits of giving back to open source software

Companies that contribute to (and use) open source software can gain a competitive advantage—even though they may be helping their competitors in the short run. The reason? Contributing to crowdsourced “public goods” that benefit other firms or industries can enable companies to gain valuable insights and compete more effectively in the long term. Call it the “Linux effect.”

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