Building the Internet of Everything God Platform

Building the Internet of Everything God Platform

There’s a new platform war raging but this time it’s not Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog facing off against Nintendo’s Super Mario brothers to own the lion’s share of a $15 Billion market it’s a new turf war to own the ‘God Platform’ the highest layer of intelligence that will tie...

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The end of Paralysis gets closer

The end of Paralysis gets closer

We live in an exciting age, one where science and innovation are making things that even our recent ancestors would have thought impossible possible. In 1969 man first landed on the moon and by the end of this Century it’s looking increasingly likely that there’ll be human foot prints on...

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The rise of the Innovative CIO

The rise of the Innovative CIO

The CIO’s role is changing driven by Cloud and an increasing number of ‘as a Service’ solutions that progressively reduce the organisations dependency on maintaining a high number of specially skilled ICT staff. Under these new conditions organisations have two options – they can make their technology managers, architects and...

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Pt. 2 of 2. The rules of business have changed, adapt or die

Pt. 2 of 2. The rules of business have changed, adapt or die

In Part 1 we looked at how Entrepreneurs are catching many business leaders off guard and changing the rules of business. In this article we look at how they’re managing it and what legacy multi nationals can do to transform their businesses in mid flight to compete. Whichever continent, whichever industry and whichever...

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Pt. 1 of 2. Is your CEO a frog?

Pt. 1 of 2. Is your CEO a frog?

In this first of two articles we look at how new age Entrepreneurs are using 21st Century technologies to build scalable multi-billion dollar businesses that are disrupting entire industries. In Part 2, with millions of jobs at stake as new market entrants continue to disrupt and break their older competitors we’ll...

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The Internet of Everything is creating new empires

The Internet of Everything is creating new empires

Today few people realise that our society is on the cusp of creating a new Epoch, one where in 400 years’ time our descendants will look back on our Age and compare it in the same way that we compare our Age to the Stone Age. The Internet of Everything...

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Pt 2 of 18. Customer Service, leadership lessons from Organised Crime

Pt 2 of 18. Customer Service, leadership lessons from Organised Crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt 1 of 18. Ambition, leadership lessons from Organised Crime

Pt 1 of 18. Ambition, leadership lessons from Organised Crime

For the good of society – Preface According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the world’s largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter act their growth the industry is growing faster...

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Google is being disrupted

Google is being disrupted

Alphabets new structure is a response to Googles falling ad revenues and increased competitive pressure   An Exercise Thank you for reading my article but be warned that I’m going to ask you to take part in a quick exercise and to incentivise you to do so I’m going to...

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In the future everything will be connected

In the future everything will be connected

In 400 years time our descendants will look back at our Age in the same way we look at the Stone Age Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius, by combining his observations of the laws of nature with his passion for mechanical invention he managed to conceive early versions of...

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Is Adidas on the cusp of being disrupted?

Is Adidas on the cusp of being disrupted?

“Adidas have been a household name since 1936 when Adi Dassler got four time Olympic Gold medallist Jessie Owens to wear his spikes but now the company that was started in a Bavarian kitchen risks being disrupted by a suite of new technologies that will fundamentally change the way that...

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Are Jobs and Ford wrong, can customers create blockbusters?

Are Jobs and Ford wrong, can customers create blockbusters?

“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses.”   Steve Jobs and Henry Ford are both regarded as two of our most iconic innovators so does it just happen to be coincidence that they also shared the same views about customer input into the...

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The three flavours of innovation

The three flavours of innovation

If you go out and ask the average person on the street to list their top five most innovative companies then it’s highly likely that the same names will crop up time and time again but what people may not realise is that the journeys those organisations took to develop...

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Learn to Disrupt. Less Er-ntrepreneur, more Entrepreneur

Learn to Disrupt. Less Er-ntrepreneur, more Entrepreneur

At our Venture Capital days our we see pitch after pitch from aspiring Entrepreneurs but with so much Me-Too competition our teams need to quickly establish whether or not they believe a brand is clearly differentiated enough to be able to get a foothold in its chosen market. Most aspiring...

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Your children – the ultimate disruptive innovators

Your children – the ultimate disruptive innovators

Your child is an Innovation Genius but unfortunately for you you’re not and as I sit here with my two year old son running around in his nappy I do know how strange it sounds to say that but bear with me and we’ll help you regain your inner child...

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Why Entrepreneurs need a channel strategy

Why Entrepreneurs need a channel strategy

Today we all know that organisations like IBM, Coca Cola, Royal Dutch Shell and McDonalds are heavily reliant on their downstream sales and distribution networks to help them conquer new markets and boost top line revenue growth. Often seen as the preserve of the multinational a well rounded channel strategy...

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Wearables, fad or world changing innovation?

Wearables, fad or world changing innovation?

With no obvious killer app wearables face a slow rise to stardom Over the past few years the hype around Wearable Technology, or Embedded Technology and Ubiquitous Computing as it’s also sometimes known has steadily but surely reached fever pitch but despite hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of investment...

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Capitalising on your Zombie Innovations

Capitalising on your Zombie Innovations

Today more and more organisations are developing Innovation Centers, albeit at a variety of different scales, and while it can be easily argued that innovation should be naturally embedded in the culture of every organisation and permeate through every department – especially those departments with customer facing roles it’s still...

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How to fight commoditisation

How to fight commoditisation

In today’s world one thing is certain – at 2AM a year or two after your blockbuster products initial launch you’ll wake up in a sweat wondering why your margins are collapsing and why your market share is plummeting. Well my friend, we have news for you – your product...

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How to baseline your organisations ability to innovate

How to baseline your organisations ability to innovate

Every organisation wants to innovate but first you need to understand what you’re working with Innovation is much more than just a random amalgamation of people, processes and measurement methodologies. Innovation is the embodiment of human creativity and discovery but it only flourishes in the right environment. Creating a utopian...

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