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The Contrarian Truth driving Digital Business

Gartner is pushing the Digital Business idea, and I will readily admit that it sounds like the latest in buzzwords. And so does Gartner, to a point – although the presentations and general message at this year’s Symposium had a few key elements that nicely pulled together some things I have been writing about here, […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

Recommended reading for the week (Internet of Things edition) …
Inspiration
October 10, 2014

A semi-recurring feature – this time, focusing on my latest internal initiative re: the Internet of Things. Some items that I think are worth your time, sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite […]

First Month with the Surface Pro 3
Science
October 6, 2014

I haven’t written one of these hands-on hardware / software evaluation posts for some time – it’s not that kind of blog, really – but I’ve been asked a lot of questions about my Surface Pro 3, and this is an easy way to let many folks know the answers. Also – I am making […]

Empathy Skills for the Transformational Leader
Inspiration, with some elements of Science
September 29, 2014

Last weekend, I went on my first long-distance motorcycle ride. Sounds harmless – kind of like saying “last weekend, we went live on our new ERP”. And over the course of the three-day ride, I found myself thinking about the parallels as I went through a range of feelings including excitement, frustration, self-doubt, tedium, second […]

A Framework for Starting the Internet of Things Conversation
Science, with some elements of Art
September 17, 2014

As we move beyond the hype stage for the Internet of Things (IoT), and start working with different businesses to identify and plan for real top line growth, there is a clear need to ground the conversations in the concrete and understandable. I’ll start the process by asking if they’ve ever heard of the “Internet […]

When Will the Internet of Things Get On Your Radar Screen?
Science, with some elements of Inspiration
September 15, 2014

This is the season when many companies review their Strategic Plans for the coming years. For a diversified manufacturer, it is a pretty intense process – up to 50 separate sessions, 80+ presenters, almost 500MB of detail (ok, I’ll admit there were a few videos in there …) in the past week. I’m not complaining […]