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A Business Lifeboat Strategy

In 1790, at about the inception of the US Constitution, the American lumber industry was centered in Maine, then part of Massachusetts. Overharvesting timber to meet the demands of a growing domestic market as well as a robust international market for ship masts, planking and other naval stores eventually started the industry’s westward migration, first to the Mid-west and ultimately to the Pacific Northwest.

A lifeboat from the Edmund Fitzgerald.




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Denis Pombriant

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Researcher, author of multiple books including “The Age of Sustainability” about solutions for climate change. Technology, business, economics.

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