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April 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am § in Economies

Compete by understanding the scale of scope

Seth Godin wrote an interesting entry called ‘Economies of small’ a few days ago. I have a view on the challenge of how people reason about economies of scope against economies of scale. Below is a paraphrased excerpt from my upcoming book “Built to Thrive”: Scale: Most innov[...]

April 20th, 2011 - 4:26 pm § in Why?

Do you know how your innovation initiatives will impact your business?

Can improvement initiatives be classified as innovation opportunities? Where does your six sigma projects fit into your overall change program? I found that most organizations just don’t have a view on their “change portfolios”; and those that have portfolios, have them embedded in[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 9:19 am § in Why?

Why do we find it difficult to develop new ideas to fruition?

New ideas are tough to implement in an environment where people believe that their current business model (with their resulting operating model) is economically sound. New ideas are tough to implement when the dogma in an industry has been embedded in “best practice”. New ideas are tough[...]

April 18th, 2011 - 10:35 am § in Why?

What is the value of the individual in a socially integrated world?

Humans play an interesting role in this technology enabled socially integrated world. Making sense of how to leverage this enablement is paramount in building the “new” business. We are only at the beginning at a major shift in human collective activity. I try to give some answers in Bui[...]

April 17th, 2011 - 10:45 am § in Why?

The revolutionaries that do not care about the growth plans and commercial strategies of the incumbents…

How do you compete against revolutionaries? Figure out what to disrupt first, then create the operating model; figure the business model out as you go. It is this kind of thinking that is prominent as the new business landscape emerges.[...]

April 16th, 2011 - 12:51 am § in Why?

Do we really understand the mega-waves of change?

History is never objectively recorded. It’s interpreted, contextual, perceptive, and generally subjective. The future is never reasoned about objectively. We make extrapolations, projections, and form views based on view of the past. So, in Built to Thrive (the book) I’ve taken a stab at[...]

April 14th, 2011 - 7:21 pm § in Why?

“Built to Thrive” the book…

Built to Thrive has been a long project. We are in the final phase of getting to publication. So, I will over the next 30 days or so post a series of questions that are answered in the book. If you’re interested keep an eye…[...]