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Surviving the 3 Stages of Founder Growth

Surviving the 3 Stages of Founder Growth | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Founders tend to go through three stages as their companies grow. To get through the second, you'll need a founder whisperer.
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Doing -> Managing -> Leading

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Sustainable success in business today is all about firstly having great ideas and secondly being able to execute them.
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McDonald's Growth Stall Predicts Deadly Results

McDonald's Growth Stall Predicts Deadly Results | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
McDonald's is in a long-term Growth Stall, which has a 90% likelihood of shredding shareholder value and producing lower future sales
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Growth Stalls are a great forecasting tool because they indicate when a company has become “out of step” with its marketplace.

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Digital Transformation Plan, Preflight Checklist – Ready for Takeoff?

Digital Transformation Plan, Preflight Checklist – Ready for Takeoff? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Start your Digital Transformation with “A More Beautiful Question” Digital transformation is an answer to the question, “How will our company identify, engage, and create sustaining and accelerating
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Digital Disruption = Business Transformation

1) Vision: Your Digital Future

2) Customer Insights

3) Value Creation Strategy

4) Organisational Transformation

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10 tips from entrepreneurs who made their own luck

10 tips from entrepreneurs who made their own luck | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break? As an Angel investor, I quick
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Stay grounded in reality AND instill optimism and self-confidence

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Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory

Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a
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Being lean and agile is no longer enough. You and your team need to harness the ability to anticipate the future. This maybe the most important competency you can have in the 21st century.

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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0
“And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic, accounting, customer relation management, lead generation…”
The digital mutation is also profoundly disrupting how knowledge is acquired, organized and shared. Knowledge is an intangible, yet strategic asset of any enterprise. With businesses becoming more virtual and dematerialized, its value is patently and rapidly growing. Continue reading →
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Social Curation: The new knowledge sharing paradigm in the enterprise is real-time information, in an open world, with pervasive expertise. 

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Mohiomap Tip #7: Visual GTD

Mohiomap Tip #7: Visual GTD | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen is arguably the most popular time-management methodology currently practiced around the world. Its clear and sensible workflow is a boon for those looking to better control and organize their lives; however, here at Mohiomap, we would like to enhance the GTD
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Making actions visible makes them more actionable. 

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The Sprawling, Booming LA Tech Scene Is Having a Moment

The Sprawling, Booming LA Tech Scene Is Having a Moment | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
In Part One of this LA Stories series, Nellie Bowles has kale shakes with engineers and sits in freeway traffic, chatting up venture capitalists on Bluetooth.
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Will LA become the new hub of Web video Mobile 3.0?  

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Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Because there’s no right answer.
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The best strategists imagine possibilities that may or may not actually exist (yet)

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12 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

12 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
When current and aspiring tech entrepreneurs are asked who they look up to the most, they give the usual names: Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and maybe a few will mention Bill Gates.
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4. Be Willing to Invent. Innovation creates transformation. Transformation enables future growth. The easiest way to innovate is to experiment!

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10 Insights to Be an Effective Innovator

10 Insights to Be an Effective Innovator | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Innovation is really difficult. That's why I love it actually. I love to do difficult things. My personal goal is to structure the front end of innovation to improve effectiveness. That's why I try
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The voice of the customer is your best support for a new concept. 

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10 Insights to Be an Effective Innovator

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Understand the Customer

Understanding the customer must lie at the foundation of your Business Strategy, your Business Model(s) resulting in Competitive Advantage. Not understanding...
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Your Competitive Separation starts and ends by understanding the Customer. 

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Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators

Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Through connectional intelligence, the best innovators use their relationships to drive their passions and never shy away from tough conversations...
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Connectional intelligence liberates collaborative intelligence.

Collective knowledge and experience liberates creativity and Innovation

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Blockbuster or Netflix – Which Is Your Organization?

Blockbuster or Netflix – Which Is Your Organization? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great argues that good is the enemy of great.Harvard Business School professor Michael Tushman argues that success leads to inertia.Why do some organizations fail to
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Is your organisation ambidextrous? Because most aren't. Great organizations deploy both exploit and explore strategies to win, maintain relevance and continually grow.

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How to Save Your Business When Your Industry Gets Disrupted

How to Save Your Business When Your Industry Gets Disrupted | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
SOE is our acronym for Systems of Engagement, the next generation of edge architecture, dominated by Social and Mobile on the client side and Analytics and Cloud on the server side. We’ve talked a
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Avoiding the road to irrelevancy: Well, first off, realise you are in a fight for your life. The new business model is not a competitive threat, it is an existential threat. Second realise that new business models are evolving towards Systems of Engagement (SOE).

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Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core

Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
By claiming it was "focusing" on its "core" markets Motorola leadership retrenched the company into irrelevancy as innovators overtook it
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“Focusing on our core” is the first step on the road to irrelevancy as markets change and management ability to recognise and respond to change doesn't.

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Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital

Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
The flip side applies to board members: those that show no interest in digital are more likely to be pushed aside. Digital growth is appropriately a priority for a diverse swBut CEOs increasingly do.
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With the exception of board members Digital Growth is a strategic priority for most organisations today.

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Asking Questions in Colour - WorldCloudNews

Asking Questions in Colour - WorldCloudNews | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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Not all questions were created equal.

"You can tell a man is clear by his answers.

You can tell a man is wise by his questions."....be wise!

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Did Clayton Christensen really just admit he was wrong about innovation? - Improvides

Did Clayton Christensen really just admit he was wrong about innovation? - Improvides | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
After the vicious attack by a New Yorker article, Christensen admits that he may also have been wrong about his "Innovators Solution"
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Disruptive Innovation is a force, not a tool

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Designing Products for a digitally transformed future? Focus on customer outcomes.

Designing Products for a digitally transformed future? Focus on customer outcomes. | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
What is the best way to avoid digital disruption? Re-vision your future customers and value.
Don’t bolt emerging technology on to existing product, business and customer engagement models.
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Bolting disruptive technology on to old models won’t work. The competitive battlefield has shifted to designing future products and services that drive customer outcomes.

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Need a digital transformation strategy? Start traveling in time.

Need a digital transformation strategy? Start traveling in time. | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Michael Connor June 15, 2014Become a digital time traveller.What value will you bring to your customers, partners and employees in the digitally enabled and interconnected future in which we will,
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Define what is valuable in the digital future. What will be a value to your customers in tomorrow's digitally transformed world? Then build a set products, services and capabilities to take your customers there. Disrupt yourself or be disrupted!

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Agile Culture at Pinterest - Only Dead Fish

Agile Culture at Pinterest - Only Dead Fish | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
So Learnfest, which I spoke at on Wednesday, has been quite an experience. A very difference conference with a very positive vibe run by enlightened people. The theme was Agility, under the banner of the 'Brave New Workplace', and one...
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Create an Agile Culture. Where Agility = Velocity x Flexibility

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Effective Delegation in a Seven Step Process |

Effective Delegation in a Seven Step Process | | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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Personal Transformation: How to move from doing to delegating.

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How innovation will shape the future of business: ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

How innovation will shape the future of business: ESADE Business School Commencement Speech | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it

4 Levels of InnovationPresident Bieto, Dean Sauquet, members of the faculty, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen….Thank you for the kind introduction. I’m honored to be at a university noted for knowledge, and

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4 Types of Innovation:

1. Individual initiative

2. Process improvement

3. Continuous innovation

4. Disruptive innovation

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Lessons From a Year of Business Consulting

Lessons From a Year of Business Consulting | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
I am quite pleased that my fledgling venture, Advisory and Consulting Services LLC, has zoomed past its first birthday. The indicators are positive, and figuring out how to scale the business is what
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Challenge you assumptions, both explicit and implicit. The most critical assumptions being implicit assumptions, your unacknowledged assumptions or blind spots. Start seeing you blind spots!

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Facebook grows up: Do startups need to change their culture to succeed? - Improvides

Facebook grows up: Do startups need to change their culture to succeed? - Improvides | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
As Mark Zuckerberg recovers from his 30th Birthday hangover, he shows us how startups need to grow up in order to become successful
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Move fast and break things

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Facebook grows up: Do startups need to change their culture to succeed?