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My archives for your reading pleasure

Intro


Intro


Last updated January 14 2017

It's been my habit for long to save articles that I come across and that I find relevant and inspiring and I'll now be sharing these articles here for you to read if you like

I'll be updating these pages regularly so please make sure to come back every once in a while to check up what's new

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Big Data


Big Data


Big Data & IT

IT and Big Data


IT and Big Data


Two ways of modernizing IT - by McKinsey

2-speed or Greenfield, read the article and find out what's right for you :)

Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) - by Datameer

introduction to IoT and a discussion of how this will affect your industry; and how Big Data can be used to harness the opportunities

Getting big impact from Big Data - by McKinsey

Discussion on how to accelerate the data-analytics transformation; focus, machine learning couples with changed workflows and a cultural transformation

An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things - by McKinsey

Introduction to the concept of IoT and the estimated impact sensors etc. will have on the global economy in the future

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Strategy


Strategy


Business Development & Strategy

Business development


Business development


The anatomy of tomorrow's winners - by Frederik Bisbjerg / CoCoCo

A market study that revealed what and how the winners through turbulent times manages to stay ahead - and win  

Taming the Future - by Monitor Deloitte

Ten types of innovation and three pathways for future business development - very interesting

Being Digital - fast forward to the right digital strategy by Accenture

A high-level discussion on digital leaders and what makes them different / successful

  1. Growth focus
  2. External empathy
  3. Agility

Harnessing disruption for growth by KPMG

Super-interesting article about how to handle the disruptive elements that all markets experience - and will continue to experience in the future

The eight essentials of innovation - by McKinsey

A McKinsey study on what factors are essential for successful innovation in companies - interesting read!

Strategy under uncertainty

There's typically four different levels of business uncertainty

  1. A clear enough future
  2. Alternative futures
  3. A range of futures
  4. True ambiguity

...this article discusses how to deal with them

Adhocracy for an agile age - by McKinsey

The agile organizational model gives primacy to action while improving the speed and quality of the decisions that matter most

Forks in the road - BCG

Navigating industry disruption

Digital disruption - discussion guide

Simple graphic that aids in identifying disruptive opportunities for your business

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Management-intro


Management

Management


Management


5 Ways to Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap - by Harvard Business Review

This is a recent study (December 2015) of what we set out to identify in 2009 and highlights what successful companies does different

  1. Commits to an identity (think IKEA); "what do we do and what do we not do"
  2. Strategy is translated into everyday
  3. The culture is put to work
  4. Costs are cut in only specific areas that add no or little value to allow investments in growing stronger
  5. They don't wait for the future to happen, they shape their own

Leadership for the next generation knowledge worker - by Implement

New skills required for new generations; leadership style might actually be one of the factors that sets you apart from the competition!

Decoding leadership, What really matters - by McKinsey

Four kinds of behavior account for 89 % of leadership effectiveness

  • Be supportive
  • Operate with strong results orientation
  • Seek different perspectives
  • Solve problems effectively

Strategic themes - how are they used - by Balanced Scorecard Institute

An intelligent five-minute read on the term 'Strategic themes' from the Balanced Scorecard; gives you an perspective on crafting your company's strategy

[link] Research-based Ways to Win at Work in 2016 - by Harvard Business Review

This is a must-read - a selection of research articles that defines the do's and don't for winning in 2016

[link] A Tool to Help You Reach Your Goals in 4 Steps - by Harvard Business Review

Very simple, little interactive tool to help you plan - and ultimately change your habits (!)

Five things every CEO must do in the Era of Globalisation - by BCG

A short article on what to be aware of and how to manage your company going global

The-Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome - by Harvard Business Review

"In fact, our research strongly suggests that bosses—albeit accidentally and usually with the best intentions—are often complicit in an employee’s lack of success"

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Favorite infographics


Favorite infographics


Infographics

Infographics


Infographics


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Future predictions


Future predictions


Predicting the future

Forecasts


Forecasts


25 bit tech predictions for 2016 - from BI Intelligence

Interesting read about what could / is expected to happen on the technology scene in 2016; check out the Jeep Hack for one

The 2016 Digital Yearbook

Digital statistics for all(!) countries in the world :)