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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The Great Digital Illusion – Wake-up Call

The fourth industrial revolution is an exciting time to be alive and innovative start-ups are proving size doesn’t matter when you know how to put new technology to good business use. Meanwhile, some incumbent camps are falling victim to The Great Digital Illusion. Established firms feel…

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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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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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3 Steps to Comprehend Your Enterprise Digital Footprint

It is difficult to set the direction of the future’s digital organization and to comprehend and choose which present and future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowd-sourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing) will bring the most extreme returns for your association. Here we will…

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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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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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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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No Ordinary Disruption

In No Ordinary Disruption, a McKinsey think tank dives deep into current headlines to analyse the forces that are transforming our planet’s economy. The book is an excellent primer in how to think strategically about the transformational role of technology and the accelerating flow of goods,…

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Killing Innovation and Survival

While some companies are killing innovation without knowing it others such as IBM and Samsung have led 2015 with over 6,000 patents between them. In our rapidly changing world, thousands of mighty corporations are taking a shortcut to the digital graveyard as they rest on their…

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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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Like it or Not – The Future is BRETT

Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. Like it or not, the robot named BRETT…

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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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