Technological evolution is driving everyone, within almost every sort of organisation, to analyse and re-analyse every ‘known’ about their worlds. But a lot of this analysis and re-imagining is actually panic. Panic that we don’t really get it. Panic that this might be the one thing we need to get. Panic as we sense Digital Darwinism … Continue reading “DON’T PANIC: In a time of tech-driven transformation, don’t get hung up on the tech”
Author: Nat Sones
No kings in a complex world: the quest for the ‘one thing to focus on’ can be misleading
A couple of weeks ago I made a little comment on a post on LinkedIn which got me pondering about the nature of content, which led into a mild internal rant about the nature of information and the nature of complexity and decisions. The tendency to state that something is ‘king’ is endemic in business conversations, … Continue reading “No kings in a complex world: the quest for the ‘one thing to focus on’ can be misleading”
Category shift the C-Suite: time to reconsider the basics?
Often the biggest important change we need to make relates to something basic. Something nobody thought was part of the problem. But because the basic thing is…well, so basic, it’s easy to leave it out of our consideration set – meaning that qualitative change is hard to achieve. So it’s interesting (to me, anyway) to think … Continue reading “Category shift the C-Suite: time to reconsider the basics?”
Get happy: six ways to make your business more joyful (and effective)
Does happiness matter in business? Is the world a better or worse place? Depending who you talk to, it’s never been better or it has rarely been worse. But looking at the organisation and the business world, let’s ask: is happiness truly valuable? Is it practical? Can you actually drive a strategy that captures that value, isolates … Continue reading “Get happy: six ways to make your business more joyful (and effective)”
Bear Necessities: 4 strategies for extreme business environments
In a world of intense competition, we must examine new behaviours and responsiveness to survive, thrive, drive brand and strategy, and above all, drive sales and profit. Key approaches in extreme environments will include: new focus on competitive positioning so you stand out; extreme ecosystem evolution requiring much better embedding of M&A value to sharpen your innovation; extreme … Continue reading “Bear Necessities: 4 strategies for extreme business environments”
Capitalism: dying, or presenting new opportunities?
Is capitalism dying? Paul Mason’s thesis, and the subject of his now well-publicised book, is that it is. But is this a theory or just a well, kinda idea? And in any case, does it have real weight? Or as one reviewer put it, is it ‘deeply misguided‘? It’s a question, in the end, of how … Continue reading “Capitalism: dying, or presenting new opportunities?”