Never waste a good crisis

During the last weeks, I have gotten quite a few indications that companies are preparing for worse economic times. The combination of rising inflation due to, among others, logistics challenges, the war in Ukraine as well as the central banks finally deciding to increase interest rates seems to be the trigger the world economy needed … Read more

Boost your digitalization: artificial intelligence

Every few weeks, it seems, we are treated to another major breakthrough innovation in artificial intelligence. Whether it is Deep Mind’s system beating the world champion Go player, GPT-3 dazzling us with Turing test breaking abilities or DALLE-2 generating images that are simply stunning, it seems like we are on the cusp of general artificial … Read more

Boost Your Digitalization: DevOps

One of the models that I use frequently in my consulting assignments is the 10 types of innovation model by Doblin/Monitor Group. As the name suggests, the model identifies 10 different forms of innovation arranged around the business ecosystem, the offering and the customer experience. This model is important as most people think about improving … Read more

Boost your digitalization: technology innovation dimension

Many companies are good at generating sustaining innovations in their mature, revenue generating products. We know what KPIs customers care about and we focus our efforts on continues improvement of these KPIs. For example, because of regulation as well as customer preference, the fuel efficiency of vehicles as well as their reliability has steadily improved … Read more

Boost your digitalization: Design Thinking & Lean Startup

One of the things that never ceases to surprise me is the amount of misconception around the notion of innovation. Reams of paper have been filled with reflections on successful innovation and the people behind successful innovation typically receive enormous amounts of attention in their industry. Of course, what remains unsaid in these conversations is … Read more

Boost your digitalization: leadership

There are few topics with as much hyperbole around them as leadership. Everyone is supposed to be a leader, either informally or formally. At least you need to lead yourself based on whatever you want to get out of life, both professionally and personally. My experience is that many so-called leaders are managers who are … Read more