I enjoy experimenting and innovating with frontier technologies. Over the years, I’ve come up with a bunch of simple and useful ‘micro-innovations’ or ‘life-hacks’. Some examples:
My job as a management consultant comes down to simplifying, structuring, and solving complex problems.
In doing so, I use a toolbox of best practices, frameworks, models, and methodologies.
Depending on the challenge or problem at hand, I pick the tool that is the best fit for the purpose.
Every now and then I come across a tool that resonates with me. My favourite tools have three things in common:
This story highlights one of my favourite graphs for guiding business ánd life decisions.
I don’t like to start my Mondays with a 9 am meeting (workshop, interview, presentation).
Usually, my work involves visiting clients. This changed when coronavirus hit. In the past months, I worked from home and sometimes from the office.
When the borders opened up and countries started accepting tourists my goal was to combine business and leisure. I love surfing, so I figured: if I can work from anywhere, why not go somewhere where I can surf?
(I live in The Netherlands, and yes, we have surf, but it’s small and inconsistent)
So I talked to my manager, got the approval and booked a ticket to Faro, Portugal.
During my 5-week stay I learnt two…
I find there are three ways in which organisations struggle with innovation.
In recent years, various frameworks have popped up to provide guidance for organisations looking to innovate. These frameworks (think The Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Agile) predominantly present a playbook for innovation itself…
Increasing customer expectations, technological advancements and changing market dynamics require organisations to rethink value propositions, customer journeys and business models.
Companies that truly know their customers, organise for agility and relentlessly focus on value-centricity come out on top in an economy that is increasingly characterized by winner-takes-it-all markets with fluid boundaries.
For many incumbents or non — startup type companies, fully adopting this mindset requires fundamental change. Often labelled as digital transformation.
Unfortunately, only a few companies manage to successfully operationalise and embed their digital transformation efforts.
A quick Google search on “why digital transformations fail” finds you a plethora…
Strategist, business architect and innovation enthusiast