Tag: business strategy

  • What’s Going on That Matters

    What’s Going on That Matters

    What's going on that matters is the first of a small number of questions we should ask as businesses. Next come decision moments — what change(s) is(are) needed, and what should we do first, then second, third, etc. This is how you know a strategy is appropriate — it first identifies the nature of the…

  • Is Your Business Ready for ‘Net Natives’? Amazon Is

    Is Your Business Ready for ‘Net Natives’? Amazon Is

    Are you preparing to be relevant to individuals used to get things done on screens? Any screen they chose to start and then finish their transaction on — be it search, share, or involve. It's not about how "social" you are, or how you cookie visitors and retarget them — those are tactical applications you…

  • Connecting the Stream with Action: Re-connecting Business to People

    Connecting the Stream with Action: Re-connecting Business to People

    In times of crisis we see what people are made of because crises test our mettle. It's time we saw what organizations are made of: and that is people. Yes, the corporation also exists as a legal entity, but it is through its people that it interacts with the world. My third post on the…

  • Jumping to Conclusions

    Jumping to Conclusions

    A few years ago when I was working in a corporation, our head of sales used to say, when someone was late to a meeting: "in conclusion", as they walked in the room. It was a joke of course. If we look at it more closely, the discontinuous nature of our online meetings, make us…

  • Getting in the (Learning) Zone

    Getting in the (Learning) Zone

    Most of the time we operate from our comfort zone. If you do a quick review of your working practices, you will likely find the firm takes the path of least resistance — it keeps doing things the same way, what it knows already. This works when you need to get things done. It establishes…

  • Business Flip Flops

    Business Flip Flops

    I've been thinking about how the Internet has changed everything, how it has accelerated things, including the desire to get to a pay-out before the pay-in. Getting equity before building equity. In a famous article from early 2000, Jim Collins coined the expression: Built to Flip as a juxtaposition to his research documented in the…

  • 100 Percent

    100 Percent

    How many times has a customer or co-worker told you they're going to give something 110 percent? A 110 percent claim puts you in a vise. Do we ever stop to think about what even 100 percent would look like? Do you ever agree with anyone 100 percent? Chances are, you're probably from 70-90 percent…

  • Doing the Idea

    Doing the Idea

    Ideas, words, then actions. This is something I go back to often that goes way back in the history of humankind. Take a look at spiritual movements, philosophy, and any kind of revolution and that's what you've got: thinking, saying, and doing. That's how creative energy moves. Take technology Today, we have new tools literally…

  • Earning Your Place in the Market

    [YouTube, 16:14'] How do we build organizations that are fit for the future? And how do we build them so that they're fit for human beings? In this content-packed video business strategist Gary Hamel talks about reverse accountability, reinventing the technology of human accomplishment, and using that as the lever to make businesses more resilient…

  • Premium Content

    Premium Content

    “People don’t know what they want, because they haven’t seen it yet. It’s my job to show them something they haven’t seen… not just another version of something already done.” [Robert Altman] This quote made me smile. Being a trend setter is a bit lonely, if exciting. You see things differently, sometimes a few years…