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Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets

Digital disruption Cloud, social, mobile and big data are enabling new entrants in virtually every industry to disrupt the incumbents. "Being Ubered" was the popular term, but based on Uber's recent behaviour, "being Ubered" is starting to mean something entirely different!! Gartner has called it the Nexus of Forces. Forrester calls it Digital Disruption. IDC … Continue reading Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets

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Great advice. Take the best advice.

The late and great Douglas Adams,  author of the The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide said: “The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.” Our world seems to be too full of analysts and consultants offering advice based on theory and supposition, rather than hard won experience. … Continue reading Great advice. Take the best advice.

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5 must read articles for startups to supercharge you

Bootstrapping 101 Getting your first 1000 users is easier than you think Raising $23 as Silicon Valley Outsider in less than 30 months Growing and enterprise SaaS company How to succeed in building your own product in 2014 plus a bonus.. and probably the most powerful Getting your startup strategy aligned with your market:  Book … Continue reading 5 must read articles for startups to supercharge you

Making a first impression – the perfect handshake #leadership #managing

You do it 15,000 times in you lifetime, but what is the initial impression you leave with the other person? Wimpy-limp wrist. Damp fish and clammy. Overly aggressive. Creepy-hold-on-too-long.  Insincere.  All this conveyed in less than 2 seconds. It has been traditional greeting, a symbol of peace and a key part of business deals for … Continue reading Making a first impression – the perfect handshake #leadership #managing

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Urgent is more important than important and why no one needs more time

So many things, so little time There are great many products, services and ideas out in the marketplace. With the internet, you can now access them no matter where they are in the world. Users are swamped with potential options, and choosing what to focus on is the challenge. Prioritisation not more time People tell … Continue reading Urgent is more important than important and why no one needs more time

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56 billion reasons why you need the “2 second advantage” #zara #2sa #retail #tibco

The story goes that a motor bike roars up to a red traffic light in La Coruna in Northern Spain. It stops alongside a black town car. From inside the passenger glances out and sees the young biker leaning over the handlebars. His jean jacket has appliqued patches in a throwback to the 1970’s. The … Continue reading 56 billion reasons why you need the “2 second advantage” #zara #2sa #retail #tibco

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Dedication and purposeful practice (not talent)…..gets results

Not talented - dedicated Watch this video and you will say - Wow! those kids are talented. No - they made a choice. A choice to excel. and that takes hours and hours of dedication (10,000 hours according to the research) and purposeful practice. But do these kids look like their are struggling and toiling. … Continue reading Dedication and purposeful practice (not talent)…..gets results

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Psychos in the Boardroom (or Government). Fascinating stats.

Psychopaths lack empathy, are pathological liars, have an enormous sense of self-worth, are impulsive, irresponsible and won’t accept responsibility for their own actions. They make up 1% of the total population, 25% of the criminal population. But do you recognize the traits.  Perhaps in the upper reaches of your corporation or our Governments? The Psy-Fi … Continue reading Psychos in the Boardroom (or Government). Fascinating stats.