Category Archives: corporate

Transformation = Change = Life

Any Transformation, Including Digital Transformation, Requires Embracing Change There is a scene from the comedy Friends that I remember vividly – Jon Lovitz was the guest star and there was a scene between him and Courtney Cox where he is high on something like pot brownies. He continues to repeat the word “Tartlets” over and…

True Corporate Innovators Aren’t Who You Would Expect

Corporate innovation managers have one of the most difficult but necessary challenges in any organisation: trying to disrupt the organisation from the inside. An entrepreneur’s natural style of working is nimble. They take risks and swerve bureaucracy. They have decision making rights about where to spend time, money and resources. So, when entrepreneurial employees or ...

Amazon Buys Whole Foods Market: Evolutionary, Not Disruptive

The big news this last week? Amazon buys Whole Foods. Many in the press are thinking that this is a disruptive move. If you ask me, I’d say it’s more evolutionary than revolutionary. A few years ago, I was doing some foresight consulting for a large brick-and-mortar retailer, who, at the time was (and probably…

Sometimes, Being Professional Is No Fun

Why So Serious? Maybe You Are Being Too Professional Don’t you feel that sometimes you spend your days mired in jargon-land, forced to act “professional” against your will? If I had a nickel for every time I had to sit through a jargon-laden meeting, or review yet another PowerPoint loaded with “management speak”, I’d be…