The 8 most important things a BOD must do.

Ive sat on Boards of Directors (BOD) for the last couple of decades and all to often I’ve seen battles between board members who really would prefer to run the company.

Running the company is the role for Operational Executive staff, not for the Board. So if running the company isn’t was a BOD should do, what is?

Whether you’re a BOD member of a new start up, or a SME, of a multinational, knowing exactly what you are really responsible for is critical to ensuring a successful business.  … Read more

Trumps Trade Tirade- who could be the losers?

The new US President has had quite an impact on the business environment in the few short weeks he’s been in power.  The new phenomena just shows the potential power of twitter. It appears his every tweet generates a reaction, but I think reactions will dim.  Like the boy who shouted “Wolf”; the world may pay less and less attention to the alternative-fact ramblings coming from Trumps twitter feed.… Read more

Inflation, anyone?

Since the Federal reserve and just about every Western country tried to reflate us out of the 2008 depression, there have been many people crying INFLATION.

Inflation creates a specifically strong reaction amongst many (older) people who’s parents or grandparents were ravaged by  inflation during the middle of the 20th century or who bore the brunt of inflation in the 1970s.  … Read more

How to start your strategy with “WHY”

Today is my session at SMUs Future Ready Forum where I talk about how to integrated the new digital environment into your strategy. I set out the case last week.

for the last three years, I’ve been helping companies think through and communicate strategy and it still amazes me that many companies have no clear idea  WHY they should succeed.  They have strategies, sure, and capabilities, and know where they are competing, but have no heart to their businesses, no reason WHY.Read more

Which parts of your Job will you share with a Robot?

Last week, I looked at why jobs are being robotised and thought about how we would fare.

This week, after doing some research i’ll identify what styles of work is most easy for robotics and where we should be focussing our attention to remain in gainful employ.

While automation will eliminate very few occupations entirely in the next decade, it will affect portions of almost all jobs to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the type of work they entail.… Read more