Emotional BIG data
.. click here for the article Picture the opportunities this has now opened. We have the ability to harness true emotional feedback in streams and streams of data generated by consumers from all over the world (2 years worth). Historic trend analysis, forecasting and instantaneous real-time feedback. The ability to plug into this new emotional medium, measuring responses based around your...
The choked enterprise
Do you work for a ‘normal’ risk adverse business, a business that’s choking progress? Small incremental changes can make up to 90% of a firm R&D portfolio, predominantly resulting in little or no competitive advantage. WE ALL NEED TO THINK BIG. While carefully managing risk companies have to spread their ratio of larger, more dangerous projects in order to stay relevant.
Disconnected and alone :(
Walk into the majority of enterprises and it’s sad to see but true, the lack of integration between the I.T department and business execs. Most of the time I.T departments are seen as an ‘add-on’ network of skilled techies carrying out ‘business as usual’ value, and that’s where the problems start. Too many I.T departments way too disconnected from the real problems and challenges faced daily by...
Being human on Facebook
Not what I typically post but vital for companies who are looking to embrace, engage and generate value from Facebook. Log on to Facebook what do you see? Correct, your homepage displaying the latest activities of all your friends and company/ brands pages that you ‘like’. What you may not know is that Facebook’s clever and doesn’t display every bit of information from your ‘liked’ pages...
It's just being in the right place at the right...
The real-time collaborative value-chain empowers employee participation at all levels with no one leader but a constantly evolving leadership model. No one team member exclusively leads, natural leaders emerge. Once the ‘leader’ has identified that he/ she is no longer the best one to navigate its time to take a step back, giving way to the most appropriate person. Shared direction has the right...
Work as one, for the good of all
The extended value-chain, an interesting topic to some :S. It’s one of the biggest affects Cloud’s having on business today, an ever changing model that’s transforming corporates of all sizes. It’s also raising a few interesting topics around why today’s ‘assumed’ management best practices simply doesn’t fit the mould anymore, and why discounting or pleading ignorance will ultimately see #fail. ...
The collective mass are smart, fact.
“In 1978 the chief executive of British Aerospace was paid £29,000 a year. In 2010, the chief executive of BAE Systems, Ian King, was paid over £2.3m, a rise of 8,000%.” … ” Executive pay used to be 30 or 40 times the wages of the lowest paid worker, now it is more like 300 or 400 times. “- BBC Radio 4, The Report It’s widely thought that Cxx pay is linked to the fantastic...
Technology’s merely the enabler. It’s how we use it that creates change.
Stack em high, sell em cheap?
Todays information revolution has given birth to the reactive and agile business model. Sadly we see a great proportion of today’s companies still working under assumptions, methods and models originating from the industrial era. To be agile and reactive businesses need needs to be run with a variable cost model, fixed doesn’t cut the mustard anymore (way too risky). Fixed cost companies work...
Why are executives only answerable to shareholders? Why are these guys not...
That mystical magic pill
OK, we get that enterprises must start to develop innovative and creative environments for future growth and differentiation. As with everything in life there’s a right way and there’s a wrong way to do this. Innovation, it’s not a magical pill that executives can get you to buy into merely by commanding his/ her subordinates to start ‘thinking’ that way. Getting the finest out of...
Communications vs. Compute, the battle's over.
Grove’s law stated that network bandwidth only doubled once every century. Moore’s law stated that the CPU power will double every year. Groves made the statement as a ‘tongue in cheek’ observation toward the prehistoric telecoms providers, but when you actually think about it his point holds water. Traditionally compute technology (Moore’s law) has throughout history always been more forward...
Shape a philosophy of ‘listen and respect’.
So we’re all hyped up and want to be part of this new world. Next task is to clean out the old and bring in the new, hmmm not so easy. What if your business has been around for sometime and has deeply engrained management practices that have proved very fruitful through the decades? Well as an argument that doesn’t hold anymore, what worked back then certainly doesn’t work now (RIM,...