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Agile Planning

The last IBM Global CEO Study ('The Enterprise Of The Future') interviewed 1,130 CEO's in 45 countries and 32 industries. It found that organisations felt bombarded by change, and that many are struggling to keep up. Eight out of ten CEOs saw significant change ahead, and yet the gap between the expected level of change and the ability to manage it had almost tripled since the previous study in 2006. An inability to cope with the pace of change. That's pretty serious.

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    "You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose"

                                              Mario Cuomo

There's a phrase coined by Paul Isakson that has been going round in my head since I saw it in Paul's deck on Modern Brand Building some time ago:'Stop Campaigning, Start Committing'.

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My Advise to Executives - Use the Next Six Months to Invest in Innovative Capacity and Strategic Agility. Think Spitfire.

by: Idris Mootee

It seems as businesses have been anticipating and preparing for this downturn for 2 years, constantly predicting it and pushing it off as long as we could, all the while listening to CNN telling us it was just around the corner. And now that it is here and the media is making it worse by repeating the "R" word thousands of time a day. Every news story seems to have the addendum "in a downturn or recession" attached to it.

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What Do You Know about Strategy? Here's a Keynote Presentation on Innovation and Strategy

by: Idris Mootee

One problem we face today is that strategy and vision are feeding the mistaken belief that developing exactly the right strategy alone will enable a company to beat competitors. Strategy has long been championed as the blueprint for organizational success. Strategy consultants are the private think-tanks of CEOs.

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Business Innovation Lessons from One of World's Leading Ensembles and the Father of Photojournalism.

by: Idris Mootee

Business lessons do not just come from business, they come from art, biology, physics and music. There are tremendous analogies from these fields to teach corporate innovation. And I have two to share with you here.

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Extreme Business Planning, Again

by: Sigurd Rinde

Many years ago, in the heydays of WAP dreams I listened to many a telecoms executive gushing about the future of WAP.

And off they went spending much and many a dollar on infrastructure, hardware and advertising. Did you ever use it?

Then it was 3G.

Yet again the telecoms dreamt up huge numbers and plonked down 134 Billion $ for the licenses in Europe alone.

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Wildly Agile Business

by: Sigurd Rinde

(The great web 2.0 bear trap thingie)

Great times for start-ups indeed.

Use low cost and easy to use web apps and communication tools and all you need is a laptop and money for a cup of coffee at Starbucks... (OK, add some for a muffin or two to survive ;)

Cool. Interesting times etc.

But - one laptop and money for a muffin, start-up threshold approaching zero - that translates to a new and wildly agile business world!

And it has just started.

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Blogging, Return and Agile Business

by: Sigurd Rinde

Just have to add a snippet as "everybody" (latest is Dennis and James) discuss the ROI of blogging.

Agree heartily guys, and using my own experience it boils down to... cannot do without it.

Out-of-pocket investment is par with a good lunch, one lunch, then some time goes into it.

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