Feedback is a Four Letter Word

Feedback is a Four Letter Word

Feedback is my third favorite four-letter word. By that, I mean the word gift. If you have been to one of my recent workshops, you would have heard me outline the expectation that feedback is a gift. Now, I must admit I absolutely stole this expectation (with permission) from the design thinking geniuses at DesignThinking.bg. It has become a staple guiding principle for my workshops and my life in general.

Join our Book Club!

Join our Book Club!

Our reading list is a snapshot of the literature that guides our work. Check out our reading list for CED’s Book Club for 2019!

2018 Alaska Startup Week is Here!

2018 Alaska Startup Week is Here!

It’s easy to overlook or just not know about our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Maybe it’s because we’re spread out across great distances, or maybe it’s because the louder narrative about the economy lately has been a pessimistic one. And yet, there exists a vibrant community of people committed to making a difference for our state, whether through launching a company or providing resources to entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs.

Why We Sprint

Why We Sprint

Not long ago, if you spoke to me about a “sprint,” I would have assumed we were talking about your fitness routine. Not so anymore, as entrepreneurial sprints have taken off (“sprinted,” if you will?) in Alaska. Between OTIS, Growspace, the University of Alaska President’s Innovation Challenge, and now VOLT49, innovative Alaskans seem to have an appetite for sprinting.

Energy in Alaska

Energy in Alaska

For the last few months, the CED team has had energy on our minds. Between the excellent Rural Energy Conference last week, the release of the Renewable Energy Emerging Sector report, and the VOLT49 Showcase this week, it's a subject we can't avoid.

Aviation and Economic Development in Alaska

Aviation and Economic Development in Alaska

Near the intersection of O’Malley and Lake Otis in South Anchorage sits an unassuming business. If not for the Airglas sign, you might not even realize it was an operating business, let alone one that exports high value aircraft components to over 40 countries.