Digital TransformationStrategy

Transformation is a Journey – You’re Going to Need a Roadmap

Why are vacations usually more fun than transformation programs? We don't start a family vacation by getting in a car and driving, we start by deciding where we want to go and determining if we should drive, fly, or maybe take a cruise.  We have a conversation about what kind of vacation we can afford and get input from the kids on where they would like to go.  We then pull all this together into a plan with a clear destination, a way to get there and a price we are willing to pay for the experience. Unfortunately that is a lot more than can be said of many transformation programs.  Too often they feel like a dream, or is it a nightmare, where we wake up on a plane headed we don't know where with no idea how we got on board.  But it is clear we are flyin...

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Vanderbilt on Digital Disruption

Cornelius Vanderbilt's success as an entrepreneur is legendary, but our interest in him should be more than historic. Vanderbilt's approach to long term strategy during a period of rapid technological change represents a free "How To" guide for business leaders in today's Age of Digital Disruption. Taking a page from Vanderbilt's book can help us sift through the dizzying array of technology choices and challenges, helping us to focus on what really matters in any enterprise - the mission. Master the mission and you master the market. The Steam Age The mission for Vanderbilt was transporting people and goods from point A to point B and through his life he proved the master at doing just that - better, faster, and cheaper than his competitors. He embarked on that mission as a boy - w

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Digital Transformation

Digital business requires rethinking an industry, not just your business

"If you can dream it, you can do it."  - Walt Disney Digital Business is here Digital business is here and it is already clear what an epic shift it is - in how we live and how we work. What is it? It is potential changes in the way consumers and businesses operate in a world in which all things are connected, those things produce data, and that data is available to be analyzed. Though still early days in this digital era, we can already sense a seismic change in our daily life, akin to the one experienced in the 1920's when electrification, telephony, radio and automobiles hit all at once. Watches that monitor our vital signs, communicating with our doctors Agents that surf the net for us, pointing out things we need to know Cars that drive themselves, available when and wher...

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