Tag: change

Sleeping On The Job

The worlds biggest ride hailing company owns no vehicles. The worlds largest retailer holds no merchandise. You know where I’m going with this. We’ve all heard the rhetoric -and quite frankly it’s getting a bit old- but it’s something that we can all relate to. I guarantee you are a user of at least one of these disruptors, enjoying unparalleled user experiences at the expense of thousands of b...

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Get Your Head In The Cloud

Roy L. Smith wrote that the successful businessman is the one who finds out what the matter is with his business before his competition does. Failure to anticipate or react to competition, technology or changes in the marketplace can lead a business into the red zone. When last did you hear the phrase "Add me on Mxit", or "Beep me on my pager" (assuming you’ve ever seen one)? Remember Kodak?...

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The Chameleon Shift

Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a pig A lot of emphasis is put on acquiring new knowledge, developing new skills or trying new things as some base requirement for human improvement. But the thing is, if you don’t combine all this learning with a whole lot of unlearning, you end up achieving very little (building a house on shifting foundati...

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‘Z(ee)’ latest Consumer

So, the world seems to have finally got a bit of a handle on what a Millennial is and how they behave, which is pretty good news. Unfortunately, there’s already a new breed finding their feet in the modern world, and by all accounts they are nothing short of Millennials on steroids. Referred to as iGen’s, the truth generation, the Snapchat generation, Gen Zers or, more typically, Generation ...

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The Innovator’s Dilemma

Back in 2017 I wrote a blog about the inevitable failure of the world’s most successful businesses. At the time I thought it was edgy and controversial – it wasn’t. Upon re-reading my spew a few years on, I realized that there was a fundamental gap in my reasoning. Call it youthful ignorance, maybe just innocent naivety, never-the-less, I must set the record straight - there’s another important...

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Intro to AI

Artificial Intelligence

Mentioning artificial intelligence in a boardroom just a decade ago would’ve labeled you the village idiot. Today, AI is causing unprecedented change. The current and future potential capabilities of AI could ignite profound societal change, whether it will be for better or for worse, we still don’t know. Despite this many of us are still clueless on how AI actually works and how it is being us...

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The times, they are a changin’

The Lunatics Run the Asylum

A lot was going on in the 60’s (I do wish I had been there to see some of it!). Hippies were making their pilgrimage to Woodstock, Neil Armstrong was preparing for his moonwalk and the very first information technologies were being developed and refined. Just a few years earlier the Standard and Poor’s 500 index was amalgamated. An American stock market index based on the market capitalizati...

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