business plan photoGoing to Mars; What has traditionally been the realm of federally funded science is now the destination of modern business. Elon Musk announced this week that his SpaceX company plans to land their Red Dragon Spacecraft on mars by 2018. NASA will still have a role in the Dragon’s development, essentially serving as a contract agency to SpaceX. Will Elon Musk get to Mars? Achieving the plan alone is a considerable business success.

Marlon Kobacker, advocate for sustainable development, Sydney, Australia: What has your business planned for the next two years? Even if you’re not venturing as far as Mars, you can still achieve innovation in your own business domain. For example, what can you do closer to home in terms of sustainability? Think in a Mars Trip sized scale for implementing long-term ecological balance in your facility staff areas, in production, packaging, and delivery.