Category: Strategy

Going digital? Learn the economic laws of Information first

Digitalization! A battle cry in most companies these days. Before entering this battle, managers should know that even so economic rules have not changed, economic factors costs have changed dramatically. Hal Varian, nowadays chief economist at […]

Whats your companies level of ignorance?

If management is a craft that can be learned and perfected over time – are you actively pursuing excellence in management or are you taking on things as they come along? Moreover: Is your company actively […]

Social Physics: The Revival of Science in Management

There is much here-say in management theory. For the most part, it resembles more folk-lore than science. What we call “best practice” is mostly just a mere belief. It might be a good or even […]

Execute crisply with sharp tools

What is the use of having a strategy when you do not have the tools to execute it? Problem is: You can rarely buy those tools. You can not buy executional strength- you need to […]

9 reasons why your organization might be left behind

Suppose your organization is well organized. A stable, well thought out and staffed hierarchy, efficiently standardized processes producing quality outputs. What could be there to fear? The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that so signifies our modern […]

You are playing the wrong game! Learn to zone.

Most companies are struggling with innovation. Management is occupied fully with meeting quarterly sales and profit targets. Innovation has to take a back seat, at best. “Beside daily business, minor change is all we do here and […]

Do not get lost in Mirkwood! Starting the journey to digitalize your company

The journey of a company towards digitalization has a unique starting position that is largely defined by competitive position and culture. It does not have, however, a definite destination, as change is likely to keep […]

Force 2: It’s the Customer, stupid!

Customer is king. And has been king ever since flint stone merchants competed for customers. Except for monopolistic market situations, the customer has always been in the centre of corporate moves. In the digital revolution the […]

What makes Digitalization different from “ordinary” business transformation?

Transformation is the art of changing something from status A to status B, given a significantly big scale of change. In an enterprise context single projects would not be seen as delivering “change” but not […]

Digitalization and Business Transformation: 21st Century key challenges

So much noise about the digital business revolution! Looking for the signal in all that noise? This blog tries to separate hyperbole from facts. Digitalization is creating a business environment of super competition. Conventional organizational […]