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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If you could choose only one core competence for your company, what would it be? And who would you partner with to secure your future success based on that single core competence?
Customers want experiences and entertainment regardless of industry, and if you don’t react to this, someone else will
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
It’s many times more difficult to change an organization and the people than it is to get approval to spend millions on ‘IT or digital transformation projects’ with a promising return on investment. It’s just a shame that so many really ignore that the return on investment only comes when people are regarded as the key critical success factor
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
A lot. But a lot of the wrong things. Imagine for a second you’re part of an organization without a clear strategy – for sure the company would have a high-flying vision as they all do, but the vision is not translated into goals, meaning, targets and action plans for the units and employees
So what happens?
Imagine if you had to reinvent your current company’s business model from scratch. I’ll bet that you would see a lot of opportunities for improvements and a lot of processes, products (and people) that you wouldn’t need in a digitized new version of your company
When members of a crowd believes something is wrong, but don’t say anything because they think everybody else believe it’s right, they’re pluralistic ignorant. This is damaging to the way groups behave and adversely affects the effectiveness and success of organizations
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
Once your decision is made, stick to it and make it a success
A pilot doesn’t change his course because of strong turbulence, the path is only changed when severe thunderstorms are ahead
This video is for me not so much about the technical discussion but rather about Steve Jobs' views on emerging and maturing products / technologies / processes
Regardless of who you are, you’re bound to have mood changes – some of us are experiencing heavier, and more frequent, mood changes than others – but we all experience these changes every once in a while. Here's what to do
"Madrid based animators, Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mendez created this touching 7 minute short film that perfectly demonstrates what happens when we let external influences dim our inner light, and how it affects the lives of those we love most. Enjoy! And go grab some tissues, you might need ’em!"
Do you fill out your suit or are you just loud?
You will find (un-)conscious incompetent people amongst your colleagues and this is where you should apply the thoughts presented here
World’s gone crazy, it seems. But we’re living here and we have to find a way of making peace with the speed of the World around us
I use checklists, and I use them proactively!
She's too cool. Period
Years ago, I took part in a crisis management program aiming to enable us understand the un-understandable (i.e. why anyone in this world would ever kill deliberately)
The learnings - I find - are very useful to understand how to lead people, too
Hiring people more than capable of taking your position takes courage – it’s not easy allowing a new, smart person into the inner circle of your daily routines but you must if you want to move on
...but if you want to stand a chance to be regarded as the next hire, smarter than your boss, you’d need to evolve and move on, too