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Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Business, Culture, Featured, Future of Leadership, Inspirational, Leadership | 2 comments

Survival of the Smallest: The Evolution of Our Global Workforce

Those working in business, steeped in the depths of economics and the logic born by Adam Smith, like to think that we look at the world through more enlightened eyes. We see invisible chains of cause and effect all around us, built on supply and demand.

But there are hidden hands suggested by other fields of study, like the theory of evolution.

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Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Business, Featured, Future of Leadership, Leadership, Strategy | 0 comments

Discomfort and The Emerging Future of Value

A small number of public utilities are redesigning their business models, seeking to enable consumers to sell back energy by leasing tools and means to generate power. Essentially these companies are choosing to view consumers as co-creators, a vital part of a new and potentially vibrant business. If entrenched companies in a sector where innovation is capital intensive can evolve, then what’s to stop your company from doing the same?

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Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Business, Featured, Future of Leadership, Inspirational, Leadership, Strategy | 0 comments

Discomfort is The Future of Business

Though early in the progression to the future of business, one thing is already clear: to grow and to survive, senior managers will need a new alchemy for growth. No longer will the “better, faster, cheaper” formula suffice. A myriad of massive disruptions – both inside and outside a company’s domain – are colliding, leaving a radically altered business terrain in their wake. My clients and I have come to think of these disruptions via the acronym of REMITS. This acronym also highlights the need to alter the responsibilities (our “remit”) we as senior managers, leaders, entrepreneurs, community members, investors, and activists use to define what we do daily.

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