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April 23, 2014

Why does “strategic focus” work?

In the latest McKinsey Quarterly three authors report on their research on what successful companies do. They identify 4 recipes of successful companies, that “reflect a […]
July 11, 2014

IT & Marketing the relationship you can no longer ignore

Earlier this year I looked at why, if IT could not report to the CEO, then reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer makes good, if unconventional sense. Enter […]
April 21, 2016

Three ways to build innovation into your organisation

Despite the explosive rate of innovation transforming our world, how established organisations innovate themselves is another matter altogether. The string of defunct or struggling organisations such as […]
May 22, 2016

A helicopter view: Innovation’s Hype and Hazards explained.

My recent reading of the Harvard Business Review’s articleYes, Short-Termism Really Is a Problem, made me consider how the current innovation mantra plays into short term […]
December 4, 2016

The Apple & Nike Principle – A Framework for Success

Think Different And Just Do It. Six simple words, yet, each of them tells a message and together they describe a mindset for success. Believe me, […]
January 25, 2017

Obsessive Focus Versus Maintaining Perspective

Many popular texts on leadership advocate obsessive focus as the way to achieve a desired outcome (see, for example, a recent best-seller entitled The One Thing). […]
January 17, 2018

Warming up a cold memory

My memory of one cold Indiana early winter’s morning, the last day of 1999,  included the Today show doing injustice to the fireworks display over Sydney […]