Are You a Product, Platform or Ecosystem Company?

Another week; another ridiculous amount of hours on an airplane, so this post is coming from Bangalore. During last week, I noticed an interesting pattern that I had seen several times over the last year: many companies and their leaders are not clear on what business they’re actually in, especially as it comes to being … Read moreAre You a Product, Platform or Ecosystem Company?

Too Many Chiefs; Not Enough Indians

One of the most interesting patterns that I have observed again and again is that any organization tends to create layer upon layer of bureaucracy over time. Although I can’t find the reference, I remember reading somewhere that any organization increases bureaucracy with 0.7% per year. In my experience, this is a gross underestimation. Often … Read moreToo Many Chiefs; Not Enough Indians

Business Agility: What Got Us Here …

During the last months, I have run into several situations where folks outside of R&D considered this concept of agile a nice little toy for the propeller-heads in software, rather than something that is in service of the company. In many cases, these people are stuck in a waterfall mindset and feel that it’s perfectly … Read moreBusiness Agility: What Got Us Here …

On Big Data, Profiling, Fake News and Political Interference

This week I gave a keynote at the SANER 2018 conference in Campobasso, Italy. After the talk, some journalist from RAI asked me to do an interview with him about the topics above and I realized that although I have opinions about these topics, it’s pretty hard to quickly pull all that together on the … Read moreOn Big Data, Profiling, Fake News and Political Interference