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Disruption in disguise: the Trojan Horse

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Disruption in disguise: the Trojan Horse

It's not "like that" to disrupt an incumbent organization over night - but if you want your company to survive, you nevertheless has to begin - this is one way of doing it

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Is the future passing by your management?

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Is the future passing by your management?

If you insist on only looking at what your best close competitors are doing, you’re “comparing your horse to other’s horses and ignorant to the car being introduced next door

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Structure follows strategy… or does it?

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Structure follows strategy… or does it?

Do not compare yourself with your peers, it is the recipe for disaster. Company complacency is the biggest threat to companies today. Being happy and contempt with what you’ve got creates a company blind spot so big that no one will see the real threat before it’s taken a significant chunk of the market, if not all

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When your most valuable asset becomes your weakest link

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When your most valuable asset becomes your weakest link

Hiring top talent is a two-way commitment; the organization must be able to cope with the high-flyer and the new talent should be able to navigate the culture. This does not always happen and the results are devastating. Both parties must work for a way out to succeed

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Why organizations will not change

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Why organizations will not change

The business history books are filled with stories of companies failing big time - and for no apparent reason. I believe the main reason is the power of informal, internal networks

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Dealing with unconscious incompetent people

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Dealing with unconscious incompetent people

You will find (un-)conscious incompetent people amongst your colleagues and this is where you should apply the thoughts presented here

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If it's such a great idea, why didn't someone else do it?

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If it's such a great idea, why didn't someone else do it?

That's the line that made me quit my job more than a decade ago; we'd come up with a - at that time - radical idea on how to automate e-mail marketing and create a true dialogue based on software and rules (this was in the 90's; today the world is over-populated with these solutions)

I came to remember this as I read through McKinsey's "Six secrets to true originality" which I highly recommend you to read through too:

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Three simple steps to make your life easier(!)

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Three simple steps to make your life easier(!)

It's much easier to complain and blame what we feel are outside factors for the frustrations that we encounter in our lives, professional as well as private

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Angry Birds Tactics combines performance and innovation

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Angry Birds Tactics combines performance and innovation

Is innovation and creative market adaptation not required in an ever-changing and increasingly complex business environment - in this view, does performance management not become an obstacle to reach the numbers instead of a stable road to success?

Performance management is a very effective tool to run organizations in a low-complexity environment, but to secure success in complex surroundings, it is necessary to create room for creative thinking and thus innovation

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