Most established organizations tend to be a bit more prudent when it comes to new technologies and integrating them in their strategic options, however totally ignoring these is not an option either. Technology developments influence our lives. They bring about disruption by enabling business models that weren’t previously possible. …


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In 1878 Leo Tolstoy released what would become one of his most acclaimed works, the novel Anna Karenina. The book starts with a quote, that over the centuries will transcend disciplines: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Taken literally, the quote is…


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An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.


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With the increased need to diversify their innovation enabling vehicles, more and more corporations are drawn on the startup partnership path. Make no mistake, this is not a single-sided deal, chief executive officers of both…


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If the digital economy age seemed to be an idea of a distant future some years ago, today it’s becoming a living reality. …


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As the concept of Digital Transformation comes to the fore in an organisation, it can raise uncertainty, doubt and speculation for both customers and stakeholders.

How will this change bring in revenue, will it cause…


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The dawn of a new technological revolution is upon us. 5G will impact our lives in more ways than we think. Unlike its predecessors though, 5G is a technological paradigm shift, probably similar only to…


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By now, there is no question that innovation is a growth source for companies independent of size and industry. …


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This article was initially published on The Future Shapers where I am a regular contributor.

Innovation seems to be one of those few evergreen words. It has never gone out of fashion as it is so intertwined with humankind’s development. So in today’s digital world it comes to no surprise…


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This article was initially published on July 20th on The Future Shapers where I am a regular contributor.

Fifty years ago today, on July 20th 1969 the first two humans, Neil Armstrong and Edward Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, landed on the Moon. All while the third member of the Apollo 11…

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