How to Respond to Disruption

Every CEO with a digital economy mindset will be considering how best to respond to disruption, and some have the foresight required to be an outstanding fourth industrial revolution leader. Meanwhile there are those that are forced into responding reacting by falling profits or a dark cloud above their heads. At…

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Digital Disruption S-Curve & Cheat Sheet

There’s no escaping the fact that most leaders who haven’t been living under a rock for the last few years, now understand that they need to protect their firms against disruption, and better still, “disrupt the market”. In all fairness, many are trying hard but unfortunately are…

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Radical Transformation V Radical Disruption

Radical transformation may be the only way to save some of today’s most successful enterprises from radical disruption, accordingly to the authors of a new book called, “Dual Transformation: How To Reposition Today’s Business While Creating The Future”. They are household names, some more than a century old.

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In Digital: Value Creation vs. Competition

We hear it all the time – new startups competing with traditional businesses, if not replacing existing industries and categories altogether. Disruptive technologies like cloud computing and enterprise mobility have lowered the barrier to entry, if not totally eliminated it. Aspiring entrepreneurs need not worry about leasing an office space,…

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Your Company Mindset: A Barrier to Digital Transformation?

Let’s face it: there’s much talk and hoopla about digital strategy and disruption. And I stand guilty as charged. Yet, according to a study conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting, only 38% responded that digital transformation is on their CEO’s agenda and that the number…

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The One Reason to Disrupt Your Business

Many business leaders are at a loss.  When do you disrupt your business? I stand and submit that a digital business is truly a people-driven business. In the age of digital disruption, businesses need to reinvent themselves and re-focus on their raison raison d’etre: the customers. Without customers, there is…

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4 Traits of A Digital Business

What are the traits of an authentic digital business?  If I made a dollar for every time I’m asked what a true digital business is, I’d be a millionaire. Alright, I’m exaggerating. Seriously speaking, I have made it my goal to educate businesses about digital strategy and transformation. While there’s…

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The Future of Work and Management

THE OPPORTUNITY WITH THE PRESENT It’s 2016. What does the digital future hold? Sales of mobile devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets) have passed that of desktop computers. These devices have massive computing power. Coupled with access to a whole marketplace of personal and business apps, consumers now find themselves…

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10 Secrets to be Digitally Transformed in 2016

Digital transformation (DX) is not only an innovation trend – it is at the focal point of business strategies across all industry sectors and markets. Top-down strategy by top leaders: The integration of DX in the core strategy is the way to design new business…

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Transformation Strategy and The Digital Vortex

To explain how the Digital Vortex is the inevitable movement of industries toward a “digital center” in which business models, offerings, and value chains are digitised, the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center) published Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption Is Redefining Industries in June 2015.

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Your Move on the 2nd Half of the Chessboard

As an unprecedented pace of digital transformation encapsulates every industry like a digital vortex, even sharp leaders can fail to grasp the power of exponential forces, that they are not accustomed to dealing with. But as BCG explained in an article recently, these leaders can consider simple questions…

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New Digital Disruption Book For 2016

I’m pleased to be involved with a new book, tentatively  titled; “Phantom ex machina: Digital disruption’s role in business model transformation” to be published by Springer in late 2016. The book will explore the factors that make digital disruption possible, the effects of digital disruption on existing business models,…

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How to Survive the Internet of Threats

In our era of tech disruption, companies need to disrupt themselves before others do it to them. But they are unable to do that without overcoming their fear that a new product or channel will cannibalise an existing business. HBR took a look at the future – and how to survive it. But…

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Listen to the Insights of Leading CEOs

PwC conducted 1,322 interviews with CEOs in 77 countries and published the results in the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey. The report gives a rich insight to a broad base of CEOs revealing dozens of key findings, but more than anything, the CEOs stressed the ‘soft’ skills of leadership. Michael…

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Digital Questions Manufacturing C-Suite Should Ask

While manufacturers are recognising the threats and opportunities of digitization, only the minority are reacting sufficiently and asking questions such as: How will digital disrupt my industry in the next five to ten years? Where is the value for my company, and how can we maximise it? What new capabilities,…

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The Road to a Disrupted Car Industry

A lot has happened to the car industry since Ferdinand Verbiest built a steam-powered vehicle around 1672 as a toy for the Chinese Emperor. As this report explains, new entrants and technologies are poised to upset the entire value chain, with a completely different business concept. Yesterday…

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Journey to the Centre of a Digital Vortex

The Digital Vortex is an inevitable shift of all industries towards a digital centre, where business models, offerings, and value chains are digitised to their maximum extent. There is no choice about the existence of the digital vortex. There is only a choice that CEOs can make in terms of how they…

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We Don't Need Faster Horses

Henry Ford’s words “if I had asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse” don’t seem to hit home with many companies these days, because they keep doing the same old thing. It is the rare breed who have the courage and vision to become…

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Inspiration for Innovation

Imagine sitting back on your flight using the window next to you as a tablet computer. Airbus has already filed a patent for its smart aircraft window. Imagine  the disruptive business impact on opticians, but the immense positive impact on millions of the world’s underprivileged who face going…

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The Age of Disruption

It is tempting to dismiss disruption as yet another business fad, but nothing could be further from the truth. Disruption is going force thousands of healthy large companies into the history books because they suffered from complacency and a naive confidence that they could not possibly find their business threatened by…

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