Traditional Technology Adoption vs. Big-Bang Disruption

Big-bang disruptions don’t follow the usual pattern of customer adoption famously described by Everett Rogers. According to his model, new products sequentially gain popularity with five market segments. In the big-bang model, new products are perfected with a few trial users and then are embraced quickly by the vast majority of the market. #digital #technology #innovation #disrupting #strategy #success #business

Cryptocurrency is a lot more than FinThech. KFC Venezuela Accepts Dash Cryptocurrency, Joining Subwa

"Cryptocurrency and blockchain?! Oh just passing fads! a Bubble! It will never happen" Cryptocurrency and blockchain? maybe in Fintech as a very narrow solution. In the real world it will never happen. How many times have you heard something like this? I bet a lot. Well that's the typical approach of conservatives who are not willing to accept change despite the fact that this change is coming. It happened before, it will happen again and when the change finally comes, they w

How Blockchain could fix Facebook Fake news Problem.

Following the digital revolution trajectory we live in exciting times. Lines between industries are blurring and well above 50% of executives know their main competitors in 5 years it’s going to be a different company. We shifted form a sustained advantage model to a transient advantage model in which continuous Innovation is going to be the only way for companies to stay relevant and exist. In this context, widely due to the endemic distribution of digital technologies empow

Your Company Needs a More-Radical Board of Directors!

What’s a typical independent director’s worst nightmare? My guess is that while a poor balance sheet might cause restless sleep, it’s the thought of an incorrectly reported balance sheet that brings on night terrors. It’s not surprising. Remember the public shaming – and heavy sentences — heaped on Enron and Worldcom for their accounting (and more importantly, ethical) failures? In the years that followed these and other corporate lapses, our networks of C-level executives re

How Blockchain Can Help Marketers Build Better Relationships with Their Customers

Blockchain has important implications for marketing and advertising. But according to The CMO Survey, only 8% of firms rate the use of blockchain in marketing as moderately or very important. Blockchain technology is not well understood and subject to a lot of hype. This combination creates a natural barrier to entry and has likely caused marketers to take a “wait and see” approach. However, there are many reasons to invest the time now to understand the technology and begin

5 Ways Your Data Strategy Can Fail

There are plenty of great ideas and techniques in the data space: from analytics to machine learning to data-driven decision making to improving data quality. Some of these ideas that have been around for a long time and are fully vetted, proving themselves again and again. Others have enjoyed wide socialization in the business, popular, and technical press. Indeed, The Economist proclaimed that data are now “the world’s most valuable asset.” With all these success stories an

The Lie That Perfectionists Tell Themselves

Many of us hold principles that keep us from pursuing a more productive lifestyle. For example, one of the most common ones is the belief that increasing productivity, or getting the most out of your time, will decrease the quality of your work, or your ability to do tasks perfectly. In the online program we run to help working professionals develop more productive work behaviors, about half of our participants have agreed with the statement: “I’m sure I could get more done i

Innovation Should Be a Top Priority for Boards. So Why Isn’t It?

Corporate directors and executives alike recognize that today’s pace of change continues to accelerate and that firms need to innovate to stay ahead. But are boards doing enough to support innovation, as they should? We conducted a survey of over 5,000 board members from around the world to find out. We found that, overall, innovation does not rank as a top strategic challenge for the majority of boards. Although directors in certain industries are more aware of the threat of

HR Goes Agile

The agile pioneers in the tech world are years ahead of everyone else in adopting the methodology at scale. So who better to provide guidance as managers and HR leaders grapple with how to apply agile talent practices throughout their organizations? In a recent survey, thousands of software developers across many countries and industries identified their biggest obstacles in scaling and the ways they got past them. #Innovation #Business #Digital #HR #Leadership #Strategy

Diversity Programs That Get Results

Companies do a better job of increasing diversity when they forgo the control tactics and frame their efforts more positively. The most effective programs spark engagement, increase contact among different groups, or draw on people’s strong desire to look good to others. #leadership #business #innovation #digital #strategy #diversity

The Right Way to Spend Your Innovation Budget

Innovation is famously difficult — many projects end up losing money, frustrating employees, and going nowhere. And yet corporations and governments spend billions of dollars annually pursuing innovation. This huge spending would generate more value for businesses and societies if the innovation success rate were just a little higher. Is there a way to increase the success rate without spending more? I think there is. Innovation projects often fail because the resources are s

Stop Doubling down on your Failing strategy! 2/2

So "Escalation of commitment" is definitely one of the main causes that lead a once leading company to FAIL and disappear. Here's According to a beautiful Harvard Business Review​ Study the 6 RULES/PRINCIPLES to apply in order to avoid the Risk of Escalating Commitment! #InnovationMadeSimple #RockOn #Innovation #Success #Harvard #Executives #Business #Strategy #Escalationofcommitment

Stop Doubling down on your Failing strategy! 1/2

How to Avoid the Escalation of Commitment: "holding on too long to a strategy that was once successful”. Why it happens and how not to Fail because of it #Innovation #Success #Harvard #Executives #Business #Strategy #Escalationofcommitment

Blockchain Made Simple

La BLockchain sarà una seconda generazione di Internet. Se ne parla tantissimo ma si fa anche tantissima confusione (blockchain, bitcoin, ethereum etc etc). Che cos'è la Blockchain? Come funziona e perchè questa tecnologia cambierà il mondo! #InnovationMadeSimple #blockchain #Innovation #bitcoin #ethereum #transformation #strategy #digital #success #IoT

The Innovation Ambition Matrix

For steady, above-average returns, firms need a balanced #innovation portfolio and the ability to approach it as an integrated whole. Those that excel in this area invest at three levels of ambition, carefully managing the balance among them. #chart #success #Strategy #Transformation #Leaders #business #management

What Blockchain Could Mean for Marketing and Advertising

Companies are collecting more data than ever before, and are making significant business decisions based on it. If you are familiar with big data, you know it, if not I'm telling you now: when you talk about big data you talk about 4 Vs  ( Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity). We have over the years seen clear evidence of the impact and importance of the first three in marketing and advertising. A higher “Volume” of data has led to more efficient decision-making. High “Ve

4 Thing Successful Executives Do

Want to e a Successful Executive? Learn How with this Harvard business ReviewStudy tased 4 Steps guide. Want to e a Successful Executive? Learn How with this Harvard business ReviewStudy tased 4 Steps guide. #Innovation #Success #Harvard #Executives #Business #Strategy

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen

The #blockchain is a revolution that builds on another technical revolution so old that only the more experienced among us remember it: the invention of the database. First created at IBM in 1970, the importance of these relational databases to our everyday lives today cannot be overstated. Literally every aspect of our civilization is now dependent on this abstraction for storing and retrieving data. And now the blockchain is about to revolutionize databases, which will in t