Keep the game, change the rules

Today I’d like to discuss an article I read some time ago on listverse (full article). The article describes 10 economic issues that we are less familiar with. I will quote the article for a short description of these issues and try to situate them in the context of sustainable entrepreneurship.

10. Paradox of value

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Also known as the Diamond-Water Paradox, the paradox of value is the contradiction that while water is more useful, in terms of survival, than diamonds, diamonds get a higher market price. This paradox can possibly be explained by the Subjective Theory of Value, which says that worth is based on the wants and needs of a society, as opposed to value being inherent to an object.

The Diamond-Water Paradox is an extremely important and difficult problem when sustainability is involved (which it always is). At the moment we’re using our planet’s reserves at an enormous pace. The real…

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About leyssensjan

Jan Leyssens is a designer and entrepreneur who strongly believes you can’t turn sustainability into a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. When designing, he is always looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and community. His main expertise lies in strategic business model development, Circular Economy, the makermovement, and social innovation. With a background in Industrial Design, Jan quickly shifted his focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management. Jan is the father of two kids and founder & CEO of Regenerative Design, co-founder of Full Circle, ImpactBoost, and the Circular Design map, podcaster, storyteller, and changemaker.
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