Marc Andreessen wrote his article, Why Software is Eating the World, in 2011. Within it were the signals for boards, leaders, and businesses of the world we are in today. This week a number of articles/podcasts have converged in my mind and referenced back to 10 years ago, when, Marc Andreessen wrote in the WSJ his … Continue reading Software has eaten your world
Organisations want agility, adaptability and experimentation within their operating models, but this means building new muscle memory and changing habits. Muscle memory is one of the strongest drives forces behind organisations, as it is the power behind the people, processes, operating models and platforms which have moved the business to where it is today, so, … Continue reading Status quo has inertia on its side
Great to spend time with Oscar Chavez discussing #innovation, digital #mindset and the importance unleashing/releasing the potential of your people, data, processes, platforms and technologies.
One of the better articles I have read for a while on how ‘true’ digital leaders operate and the mindset they bring to an organisation. These imperatives I have been driving within all of my roles and teams, so it is great to see it outlined so succinctly and concisely, have a look: Digital Leaders … Continue reading Digital is a mindset
Kaizen: a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.” It is a Japanese business philosophy regarding the processes that continuously improve operations and involve all employees. It is based on the belief that everything can be improved and nothing is status quo. It involves identifying issues and opportunities, creating solutions and rolling … Continue reading Kaizen: continuous improvement
With the world in lockdown and stepping into the dual world of; dealing with the COVID19 outbreak and also trying work out the ‘next normal’; there has been a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and also, which is good to see, a large degree of thought around the future being better for humankind. This extends to … Continue reading Best reads: May 2020
One of the most important decisions a business (c-suite/board/leadership team/investors) can make is which flavour of innovation is the right fit for their ambition in relation to countering disruption, creating compelling customer product experiences, moving from an analog to a cognitive business and also embracing new business models. There are 7 core flavours of innovation, … Continue reading 7 flavours of innovation
Product Strategy: visualised Good books and practitioners of product strategy have tried to outline what strategy is and how it translates into actionable practice over the past few years. Thinking about strategy is not new, of course, but its application to the internet economy and digital products has really been defined more clearly over the … Continue reading Must read: Product Strategy
Within my roles at Yahoo!, AOL & News Corp, I have had to lead remote teams or distributed teams across 4 continents, who together aligned around global or regional customer & business outcomes. These experiences, alongside the improvement in collaboration tools, has meant that the teams at IAG have been able to step into lockdown … Continue reading Lessons from leading remote teams & people
Traditional organisational structures of businesses, for decades, have been primarily hierarchical: layers of close-watching management and seniority determined by company tenure. When it comes to building modern organisations, especially when integrating or driven by remote employees, there is a better way to future proof your organisation. The traditional top-down team hierarchy The attributes of a … Continue reading In the right shape for the future?