Monthly Archives: February 2012

Week 7 Prototype Update

As discussed before we are exploring three different types of regulator tanks using (1) constant volume, (2) constant head, and (3) a one-way valve. This week we were able to prototype the constant head regulator tank.  The constant head regulator … Continue reading

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Larry Litvak

I enjoyed Larry’s talk on business models. For me it reiterated the way that laying out a detailed business plan forces clarity, decision making and calculation of options. I can imagine with a project such as this it would be … Continue reading

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7: Larry Litvak & Sustainable Business Models

Larry Litvak + Readings I personally drew more from the readings than from the lecture.  (For example, the Karamchandani et al. 2009 paper presented a pay-per-use water sanitation system similar to a model Keegan and Nabil proposed in one of … Continue reading

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Week 7 Seminar Refletction

Larry Litvak explained the business canvas in a lot of detail through his talk and also through the readings he assigned.  I think it is so cool that our business team had already heard of the business canvas idea and … Continue reading

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Week 7

Larry Litvak: It was good to hear the perspective of a business-minded person.  My teammates and I were able to talk with Larry at the end of the talk and get some more information related to our project.  We are … Continue reading

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Larry Litvak reflection

I enjoyed Larry Litvak’s presentation on sustainable business models. I think it was particularly valuable to understand the key components of a business plan by looking at the Zipcar example that was provided. This way, I got a better feeling … Continue reading

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Business Models

I enjoyed the conversation about the importance of sustainable business models as a integrate part of a sustainable development. It is very important that as we design for our international project we keep in mind very important issues of distribution, … Continue reading

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