Tweet Its quite amazing to recollect but eighteen years ago I sat in a darkened movie theatre, warm popcorn in my lap, and fidgeted like a giddy teenager watching Canadian acting legend Keanu Reeves (truth!) kick the proverbial ass of Agent Smith in a little movie called “The Matrix”. That little movie, and the […]
Tweet We all have quotes and sayings that we adore. They’re typically opening slides in presentations or adorn the bottom of our emails. They signal a perspective we share. And often communicate an opinion so succinctly it would take us months to emulate something […]
Tweet Kodak vs camera phones. Blockbuster vs NetFlix. Barnes & Noble vs Amazon. Any newly-minted MBA graduate can reel off a list of organizations felled by a competitor that came out of nowhere and brought the organization crashing to their knees. The reasons – and the excuses and post-rationalizations – are equally legendary. […]
Tweet There are those who continue to frame the role of business in purely commercial terms. Business is hard enough, and the demands of shareholders and the markets so insistent, these people say, that companies need to avoid the ‘distractions’ of infusing a moral platform into what they do. They should just get on […]
Tweet I’ve always thought Will Hunting would make a brilliant creative planner. Forget the photographic memory and retention (who wouldn’t want that??). Or the deep ethnographic insight from living and working in some of Boston’s toughest areas. It isn’t even the off-the-charts IQ, which is always helpful. It’s his attitude to reading. In his first […]
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Decent strategy requires tough critical thinking. Too often Strategy is ruined by blue-sky positive thinking.
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