Pt. 3 of 18. Lobbying, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 3 of 18. Lobbying, 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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The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly empowered and the businesses they’re building are transforming industries. Last week a crowd of individuals came together to lift a double decker bus off of a trapped cyclist and it’s a stark reminder about how when enough people come together with a common purpose they can...

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Digital and Innovation, not or

Digital and Innovation, not or

“The world has changed more in recent years than it has in the hundred, possibly ten thousand years before it. Industries that didn’t exist just five years ago are dominating the daily headlines and 21st Century Entrepreneurs are building new multi-billion dollar Empires faster than their older, more established competitors...

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The secrets behind building a Unicorn

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Building a billion dollar Unicorn isn’t easy but Silicon Valley has cracked the code of how to build them For those want to be Entrepreneurs among you there are only three truths. You’ll fail – you’ll learn. You’ll stumble – you’ll regain your stride. You’ll fall – you’ll pick yourself up....

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Boom! Disney just reinvented entertainment

Boom! Disney just reinvented entertainment

  On track to bring in over $300 Billion in the next decade Disneys’ new business model is smashing records The world of entertainment changed forever in 2010 and there’s no going back – not that you, or your kids would want to. As the orange incandescence of explosions from...

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CTO Innovation Series: Enterprise innovation fights back

CTO Innovation Series: Enterprise innovation fights back

With their organisations and industries under siege from hundreds of thousands of lean, digital start ups many industry leaders are starting to seed creative disruption initiatives within their own organisations in the bold hope of beating the waves of want to be disruptive entrepreneurs at their own game. I sat...

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Apples new trojan horse

Apples new trojan horse

Love it or loathe it the Apple Watch is superbly positioned to help Apple capture three new mass markets Even Apple can’t escape the gravity of centuries of tradition and the Apple Watch is a great case in point. Sure enough it sits on the wrist like a regular watch, looks like a...

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Monetising the Internet of Everything

Monetising the Internet of Everything

Data is the new oil Over the next ten years the Internet of Everything – the ability to use an increasingly broad variety of sensors that can turn any dumb object, from jet engines and cars to cattle and crops into intelligent, interconnected devices on a network that can sense,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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