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Observations

November 5, 2018 in AgileBusiness, Technology Observations

Why We Reject New Technology

There's a great account in the Scientific American focusing on why new technologies that can make our jobs easier are somehow often rejected, using the adoption of the thermometer as an exemplar. At the end of the sixteenth century Galileo Galilei invented the first device that could measure temperature variations…
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August 1, 2017 in AgileBusiness, Technology Observations

Data-Informed vs Data-Driven

We hear a lot these days about the need to be more 'data-driven'. And I've used this phrase a lot in the past to describe the heightened imperative in just about every business to put data more front-and-centre in strategies, processes and decision-making. But more recently I've started to use the…
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Tools of the trade

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Cloud Strategy Canvas

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Provides a framework which acts as an intelligent constraint to promote focused thinking. The reason strategy—any strategy—matters is that it allows you to focus resources, which are always finite. Strategy is really about choice-making…what to do and what not to do. As a general rule, respect “the box.” The goal…
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The Technology Canvas 1.0

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Technology is an enabler for business outcomes. This camvas positions the business strategy as the first section in the canvas with the objective of anchoring all the other sections back to this area. With the technology canvas having traceability back up the strategic decision making chain, it helps to ensure…

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Books worth reading

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Designed for Digital

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Designed for Digital offers practical advice on digital transformation. Drawing on five years of research and in-depth case studies, the book is an essential guide for companies that want to disrupt rather than be disrupted in the new digital landscape. Effective business design enables a company to quickly pivot in…
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Innovation Lab Excellence

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This book offers expert analysis of the most typical problems—and their solutions—so that your innovation can transcend the hype and achieve tangible results. Innovation Lab Excellence is a must-read if you manage an innovation lab, work in one, or are a business manager engaged with innovation. Richard Turrin is an…
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Platform Revolution

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Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to…
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