There’s a new battleground in business. It isn’t about money, resources, or scale. It’s not even about brand. In the past decade, Apple has been very successful at disrupting traditional industries by introducing products that offer incredible experiences to consumers and businesses. Apple fearlessly took on incumbents such as Sony, Nokia and Blackberry, who were […]Read more "This Is The New Battleground In Business"
In most corporations, strategy is almost always set at the top of the organization. It is in the domain of the CEO and the senior leadership team to determine, often in great lengths of detail, the choices that the organization will be making and how those choices will be executed. The result of this careful […]Read more "Can Strategy Ever Become an Organic Process?"
When the Model T Ford was introduced in 1908, consumers were thrilled. They didn’t care that it didn’t have a roof or windshield wipers. It was better than a horse and buggy, and reinvented personal transportation. The Model T turned a page from an era of scarcity into an era of mass consumption. When Henry […]Read more "The One Word That Is Holding Us Back"
Wherever you look nowadays, companies are declaring a war on complexity. According to a recent global study of 1,500 CEOs conducted by IBM, the biggest challenge CEOs face is the so-called complexity gap. Eight out of 10 leaders expect the business environment to grow in complexity, but fewer than half feel prepared for the change. […]Read more "Declaring a War on Complexity? Here’s Where to Start"
In an experience economy, the role of simplicity becomes center stage to differentiating your product in a red ocean. Everywhere you look, we are mired with complexity that is not only driving our customers away, but also disrupting our businesses. Simplicity is no longer an option in business. The customer has spoken in a very […]Read more "Why Simplicity is Now Table Stakes in Business"
Almost every company as we know it has specialist organizations to support its business priorities. Organizations such as Finance, HR, IT and Marketing have been in existence for as long as we can remember. In most companies, domain expertise, efficiency and process execution dominate the agenda for these organizations. You get hired, promoted and measured […]Read more "New Problems, New Approaches: The Rise of the Generalist"
It seems simplicity rules in our experience economy when it comes to creating new value from products and services. Everywhere you look, there are radical opportunities for simplification that help you delight your customers, disrupt your competitors, and create new value that can even garner a premium. Bringing a unique and simplified approach to how […]Read more "Simplicity is the New Premium"