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What if your business made the innermost loop of the circular economy—repair—it’s primary source of profit? How would that change the way we create, develop, and build businesses? The innermost loop of the circular economy has the ability to be the most innovative and the most profitable. But those business models won’t look like what we’ve seen before. We’ve been seeing the first starts of businesses that look at repair and refurbishment as core to what they do—and the innovative models they use to do it.
Kyle Wiens is the co-founder of iFixit, the repair community internationally known for open source repair manuals and product teardowns. iFixit has empowered hundreds of millions of people to repair their broken stuff. Kyle has testified before the US Copyright Office and the International Trade Commission, and he is involved in developing global environmental standards.
Kyle regularly speaks on design for repair, service documentation, and the environmental impact of manufacturing. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Popular Mechanics, and the Wall Street Journal.
Bledar is ½ of the DIF intern team. He has an academic background in Business and Economics, with specialisations in Sustainable Management and International Strategic Management. Bledar also has experience in environmental auditing and has most recently represented the UNDP in Sweden as an advocate for the Global Goals.
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