Don’t Be Better. Be Different.

I was catching up with a mentor and colleague a few days, and we got onto the topic of “better“. In his, as always interesting, view, it isn’t (just) “better” we should be chasing, per say, but “different”. He continued to explained that better suggest a binary, and zero-sum, view. Better implies the existing model is “worse”. Better […]

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Strategy. Simple Right?

A recent HBR article, “The (Surprisingly) Simple Rules of Strategy” (for some reason the magazine title is different than the online version), provides exactly what it states: a brilliantly simple view of the strategic planning process. The underlying theme is, strategy has become too reliant on models, and convergent thinking, at the expense of what […]

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Enterprise Change: People + Process + Technology = Success.

Enterprise 2.0, defined as use of “web 2.0” technologies to enhance processes & collaboration, starts with the right people driving the change. Sounds obvious to-be-sure. Then why do organizations continually falter? Further, enterprise wide change in general, requires the right people in the right place, who are then, subsequently, supported by process & technology. Yet […]

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