Who Will Disrupt Your Ride?

While we sit back relaxed and witness the taxi industry being disrupted and Uber being one step closer to picking you up in a self-driving car, have you thought about who will unexpectedly disrupt your company’s comfortable ride? Perhaps an unknown start-up in a small shared space…

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Museum Out-Transforms 1000s of Firms

Is your company even slower than a museum in undergoing a genuine business transformation? Founded in 1885, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam underwent a 10 year transformation to redesign and reinvent itself, leveraging digital technology in order to live up to rapidly changing customer expectations. Read how…

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Disrupting Digital Business – The Book

The world is shifting from an economy of products and services, to one that focuses on experiences and outcomes. Firms insisting that their antiquated models will continue to be successful will suffer the Kodak-effect and drift into history. Ray Wang’s new book (published by Harvard) explains that current…

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Meet 50 Top Disruptors

A few weeks ago we looked at 16 sectors unprepared for digital. But who are the forward-thinking upstarts that are seizing opportunity in unexploited niches that can cripple corporate giants? Look at CNBC’s list of Top 50 Disruptors and the business model that has taken Moderna to the number…

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No Moore’s Law – But Open Innovation

Real economic growth depends on real innovation, and technology will play a key role, says Professor Eugene Fitzgerald at MIT. He explains that open innovation ecosystems allow big business, start-ups and academia to pool their strengths, budgets and practices together to invent new solutions together. Discover more about how…

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McKinsey on The Digital Age & Disruption

The digital age is disrupting every area of business, including the way marketing engages and interacts with prospective clients and existing ones. Listen to David Edelman at McKinsey Digital explain how successfully adapting requires more than new strategies, and that it requires a complete restructuring of the marketing organisation and its…

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How to be a Thought Leader

Too many people carry around the romantic old idea that if they work hard they will be recognised as experts, but the world doesn’t work that way these days. Making a name for yourself requires capitalising on your perspective and knowledge and inspiring others to listen and take action. Learn about…

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Leadership Across Cultures

Watching a leader with poor emotional intelligence makes many of us cringe, and watching such a leader operate in a culture other than their own is even worse. Consider this good advice for leaders on the world stage and advice for people who…

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Access Digital Enterprise Transformation Book Free

The book “Digital Enterprise Transformation” incorporates the Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM²) with the Digital Capability Framework (DCF). Written by The Business Transformation Academy (BTA) and SAP, Digital Enterprise Transformation presents how companies can blend innovation, digital and business transformation capabilities to add…

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Where Digital Disruption is Leading Us

In this digital era, many people can participate in innovation because it costs so little and the ideas themselves multiply exponentially and spread with tremendous speed. Look how Netflix contributed to Blockbuster’s premature death, Airbnb has hit the hotel industry and Uber is diminishing the traditional taxi…

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Change Culture is Not an Event

Many organisations treat Change as an event which they know they should address when a particular change to the business is on the horizon, such as a change in technology. Others go one step further and create a change culture because their smart leaders recognise that Change is an ongoing process, as…

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The 6 D’s of Exponential Business

While the word “Digital” has become another buzzword, it is only the first of 6 D-words involved in disrupting industry after industry. Listen to Singularity University Co-Founder Peter Diamandis describe the 6 D’s: Digitalization Deception Disruption Demonetization Dematerialization Democratization Then ask “what is my company doing like this?”…

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How to Manage Tough-to-Measure Performance

If your performance review system prevents your managers from recognising and rewarding people, or discourages your associates from pursuing innovative ideas, maybe it’s time to re-think your approach to performance management, especially when performance is hard to measure.

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Breaking Banking Into Bits

The information advantage that investment banks have traditionally enjoyed is being eroded as the flow of information moves away from banks and into new channels. This progress is allowing data to be created and controlled by non-bank entities. Discover how digital disruption is breaking banking into bits.

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Why Lean Isn't Always Best for Innovation

The planet is littered with digital and physical rubbish and we need to encourage anyone in an innovation role to focus their efforts on improving the human condition and changing our world for the better. Plenty has been said and written about the benefits of the Lean approach, but consider what might…

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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium – 20 May

On 20 May 2015, CEOs, CIOs and other senior business executives from around the world will explore how leading academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges faced in today’s rapidly changing world. Read and listen to more about the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation

For most new CEOs, the imperative to change is a given, while effective transformation leadership is not. High performing CEOs rapidly define a bold transformation ambition, move forward to energise the organisation, prepare the programme, and drive the transformation with quick and decisive action. Read the new CEO’s guide to transformation.

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Is Digital Lost in France?

In 1977, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler sang about being lost in France but almost 40 years later, is Digital getting lost in France too? Even though French retailers continue to invest in digital strategy, when it comes to digital evolution among its peer countries, France was found to…

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5 Barriers To Successful Business Transformation

In a 2015 business transformation survey by KPMG, 34% of CEOs indicated that their previous transformations have failed to achieve their targeted business benefits. Failure to adequately address required operating model changes, inability to execute effectively and failure to undertake effective value management, are just some of the causes of transformation failure.

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The Real Money in Bitcoin

In the way that Spencer Silver discovered a weak adhesive (which formed the basis of the Post-it Note) while attempting to create something else, a similar fate might await Bitcoin. While many see Bitcoin as the future of money, a growing group of investors and entrepreneurs believes the cryptographic techniques at…

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