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I have seen the future – and it only costs $35

I have seen the future – and it only costs $35

Tweet A few weeks ago I was doing a workshop with a telecoms company. We were looking at some of their thoughts around global expansion, especially into developing markets and across Africa. Then they showed me something that is going […]

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Keith Coats on Adaptive Leadership

[Video]: Keith Coats on leadership adaptability and resilience

Tweet Here is a recording from a presentation our resident leadership expert, Keith Coats, did on adaptive leadership, resilience and leadership development. It’s just an excerpt, so for the full context, we recommend reading details of The Connection Economy and […]

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Boomer purchases and Gen Y coolness – Get Boomers to spend by impressing their kids

Tweet I was recently in a conversation with a dealer principle in a motor dealership.  He recounted how many of his sales people have a two stage process to the purchase of a car by a Baby Boomer. The Boomer […]

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Designing a SMART Customer Experience

The digital world has disrupted our marketing worlds and changed the way business communicates with its customer. Social media has opened the door to two-way conversations, data gives us a better understanding of our market and mobile makes our message more accessible to the general consumer. Over the past few years we have placed much [...]

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Surfing the TIDES of Change – part 1

Surfing the TIDES of Change – part 1

Tweet An introduction to a three part series looking at harnessing the power of the TIDES of change.  The video considers the parallels with surfing and how we can use the surfing analogy and metaphor to “Surf the TIDES of […]

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Idealising the past: Being unsocial

Tweet A few weeks ago the following picture was doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook, under the heading: “modern technology makes us more unsocial”: There’s an excellent point to be made in this photo, and in the similar I […]

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Video: Summary of TIDES of Change – and implications of disruptions

Video: Summary of TIDES of Change – and implications of disruptions

Tweet Over the past few months I have been collecting video footage of the presentations I have done of our team’s “TIDES of Change” presentation. Based on the research our Strategic Insights team has done over the past few years, […]

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Competitive advantage in the Connection Economy [video]

Competitive advantage in the Connection Economy [video]

Tweet With the emerging Connection economy, the rules across the board are changing. Nothing new in this as this has been a pattern that has imprinted all previous economic transitions from that of the ‘Hunter-Gatherer’ to the ‘Information era’. In […]

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A Feel Good Plane Ride

Tweet I have traveled on South African Airways before and been decidedly unimpressed. I once took a flight to London where they ran out of food and the toilets stopped working all on the same flight. To make things worse […]

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How Does The Enneagram Help With Understanding Others

Tweet Once you have had time to ponder over the accuracy of the Enneagram through using it for self-observation, you can begin to use the Enneagram to observe other people. Not like a voyeur might, but rather as a mechanism […]

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Techonology that’s changing lices

Technology innovation that is changing lives

Technology is only as valuable as value that is perceived by its user. The technology that impacts the future are technologies that people adopt and use. These are the technologies to watch. There are many of these technologies on my list at the moment but I only have time/space to share two with you. 3D [...]

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The Enneagram, A Tool For Self- Observation

Tweet The French philosopher, Marcel Proust, said that the true journey of discovery does not consist of searching for new landscapes, but in having new eyes I loved that quote and agree with him. We have all heard that saying […]

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