Tag: "business"

When ‘innovation’ is a euphemism for ‘change’

If you don’t want to sleepwalk into disaster, stop talking about innovation and start enacting real change


Teaching autonomy to staff… and robots

Robots really start to scare us when they assume all the behaviours of senior staff, becoming both output-driven and autonomous.


Why risk is greatest when you’re happy and profitable

If your people are singing the company song while they rake in the profits, there’s a good chance you’re about to hit a wall. And you won’t see it coming.


Who Shows You The Future?

Consultants of all varieties, spend all their time thinking about other people’s businesses. What we’ve created is a great set of tools to help them do that.


6th Sense: How Technology is Transforming Networking

This morning I gave a talk about the future (and history) of business networking for the 30th anniversary of the Stockport Chamber breakfast meeting. Here’s a rough script and the presentation


Top 5 News Stories 15/05/2015

Every day on our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus) we share a variety of stories about technology and the future. These were the five stories that proved most popular with likes, retweets, shares and comments this week.


Caution: Friction Starts Fires

One of the best indicators of coming innovation for consumers and businesses is friction.


Top 5 News Stories 2014-12-12

Every day on our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus) we share a variety of stories about technology and the future. These are the most popular stories this week.


Stratification: Has the Integration vs Specialisation Question Been Answered for Tomorrow’s Business?

In the future, if you want a big and profitable business, are you better served focusing on your core value or owning every step in the supply chain, operating every component? It’s an age-old question, the answer to which has been subject to wide debate and big swings in fashion, probably since the earliest enterprises began.


ILM: The Future of Management

For the past few months I have been blogging for the Institute of Leadership and Management on ‘the future of management’. In these blogs I have tackled a wide range of subjects, from the infamous pivot of start-up culture, to the need for skills over knowledge. I thought it about time I collected these various posts […]