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A Revolution in Product Design

THIS IS PART OF THE COLLECTION: TOP SB TALKS 2008-2013
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2008
1] Clorox - Leveraging Environmental Sustainability to Drive Growth with Bill Morrissey

2] Engaging Your Workforce to Build Your Brand - Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation

3] A Global Look Into the Future of Sustainability - Mark Lee

4] World of Good & Ebay - Leveraging the Power of Partnership to Create a Global Brand

5] GAP Inc Environmental Sustainability and Building a Credible Brand

2009
6] The Evolutionary Benefits of Altruism - Dacher Keltner, UC Berkeley

7] SunChip's Sustainable Brand Journey: Thinking Outside (And About) the Bag!

8] Insights into New Consumer Segments: Moms and Millennials - Diane MacEachern

9] The 4th R: Reinvention and Your Sustainable Brand - California Academy of Sciences

10] Empathy in Business & Brands Yields Strong Affinity - Dev Patnaik

2010
11] The Story of Timberland EarthKeepers

12] The Psychometrics of Sustainability - John Marshall Roberts

13] From Corporate Responsibility to Responsible Profit - Jason Saul

14] Culture Shifts and Brands - Tom LaForge, Coca Cola

15] Life Box: Plantable Packaging Assisted by Fungi - Paul Stamets

2011
16] Nike Better World

17] Innovating Philanthropy: Panera's Pay What You Can Stores

18] The Business Value of Fun

19] Building in Happiness: How Values and Culture Matter

20] Leveraging Innovation: Lessons in Bringing Sustainable Packaging to Market

21] Rethinking the Game: Defining a New Purpose for Business

22] "Glocalization": How Starbucks is Leveraging Local with Its Global Brand

2012
23] Go Further: Behind Ford's No Logo Campaign

24] Revolutionizing Our Global Economic Systems

25] A Revolution in Product Design

26] Engaging the Whole for Transformative Change

27] A Creative Brand Approach to an Unrecognized Problem

2013
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The future of fashion lies in a reconciliation between nature and industry. Christiaan Maats, the Dutch designer, visionary and founder of OAT Shoes, has overcome a mountain of obstacles to defy what many in the shoe industry said would be impossible - the design and production of a 100% biodegradable shoe that sprouts flowers when planted in the earth. This is the story of one man's dream to close the loop and make shoes an integral part of the connection between mankind and nature. The design of this revolutionary product took him on a global journey from sourcing to production. In his goals to help people shift the way they think about style and recycling, Christiaan has no doubt planted the seeds for revolution in product design.

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