Strategy

Not Just Broad but Deep

Today I attended a great workshop on Digital Transformation expertly delivered by friend and client Nick Salloway from Qrious www.qrious.co.uk. In the Scaling Up world, one of our mantras is ‘He who wins the technology race wins the race’. It is difficult to see how anyone will be able to build a great company without …

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Information

My motorbike has an associated app which means that it stores all sorts of information that I can access when I get back home. Start time, top speed, lean angle, average speed acceleration and deceleration g force.  Loads of information. It got me thinking about the information we have or don’t have in our businesses. …

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Art

In his book ‘The Icarus Deception’ Seth Godin describes a business as art. I like that analogy. Like art there is no right way and no wrong way to create a business, there are however things and techniques which we must master in order to do it well. Scale and perspective spring to mind for …

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The #1 Requirement

Flexibility is the ability to move towards your goals without being overly rigid in how you do that.  I have personally found flexibility to be a massive advantage both personally and in business. He who has the most flexibility will usually come out on top.  As we enter an ever more VUCA world (VUCA stands …

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A Brilliant New Year

A friend asked me what my thoughts were on the coming year and he was surprised that my response was so positive. Given all of the dire warnings of the last few weeks he asked me why. I explained that Peter Drucker’s definition of an entrepreneur was someone who always searches for change, responds to …

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Red Storm Warnings

It is the last thing anyone wants. After a couple of very difficult years everyone has a right to want to ‘get back to normal’. Let’s be honest normal has left the building and is never coming back. Get used to it. Not only that but any thoughts of calm after the storm are also …

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