Monthly Archives: August 2016

Happiness as a Company Goal

Happiness, the highest goal in life? Can you think of a higher goal in life than happiness? That’s hard right? Looking back in time, many philosophers from all eras have thought this through from different angles. From Socrates and Epicurus to Siddhartha and Confucius, they all concluded that happiness is a state of consciousness and something you can influence with a certain life style.

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The Role of Confidence in Innovation

So, I’m not the most confident guy out there. In fact, being shy and generally introverted (INFP, represent!), I tend not to exude “confidence”. But in coming up with a topic to write about, this got me thinking… maybe confidence isn’t the cliché assertive, narcissistic alpha-person that often comes to mind when confidence is being discussed. Maybe, instead, it includes ...

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The Art of The Shift

The Art Of The Shift

In an age of disruption the only viable strategy is to adapt. Today things move too quickly to stick with old paradigms once their time has passed.  Once outdated platforms fail to solve new problems, they will be overtaken with blazing speed and we must either make a shift or get left behind. Yet that’s easier said than done.  As I’ve ...

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Innovation for Financial Services

Innovation for Financial Services: A Status Update from the InnoFin 2015 Conference

Innovation for financial services is to a large degree around using technology to disrupt various business model components. The focus is on achieving economies of scale, increasing efficiency, and facilitating peer-to-peer in-teraction. Different stakeholders play different roles in the FinTech ecosystem. There is a trend toward better ser-vicing customer needs relying on omnichannel experiences. Regulators should be seen as a friend rather than an enemy. But most important, the future starts now, and can only be approached with sound change management capabilities.

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A New Way Amazon Changes Everything

Amazon Frito Lay Box

The arrival of the Internet began major disruption to decades old methods of consumer packaged goods (CPG) distribution. The tried and true method of manufactures selling to a collection of wholesalers, who then sold the product on a range of retailers began to be reexamined. We saw the arrival of online retailers like Amazon who sought to compete with brick ...

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