Originally published in The Jerusalem Post, February 21, 2021 (link)

Israel has one of the highest numbers of nonprofits per capita in the world, active in every sphere of society. However, the landscape in this sector has changed dramatically in recent times. …


Filippo Passerini is bringing the back office into the boardroom.

At a glance:

Filippo Passerini, the head of P&G’s Global Business Services (GBS), describes how his organization evolved to become a strategic partner with the company’s operating units.

He explains that the consolidation of dispersed local support units, the outsourcing of nonstrategic service functions, and the blending of IT with…


(co-authored with Paul Willmott)

In a career as CIO or COO spanning more than 20 years and five diverse financial institutions, Ian Buchanan has developed an approach for the first 100 days that has served him well regardless of the corporate environment.

Key takeaways

The learning curve was steep for Ian Buchanan when he stepped into the CIO role for the first time, but focusing on relation­ ships and credibility helped him in those crucial first 100 days.

He has since applied the lessons he learned at Nomura…


Israel is a first-tier innovation hub, second in the world only to Silicon Valley in its concentration of start-up companies. However, it seems as though European companies have yet to get that message.

US companies and investment funds currently make the vast majority of all investments in the Israeli market…


(co-authored with Brad Brown and Johnson Sikes)

Boards of Directors are starting to guide management by asking the right questions about technology.

Businesses are becoming increasingly digital and it’s not just a matter of process automation or resource-planning systems. Technology trends such as big data, cloud computing, mobility, and social media are giving rise to new marketing and operational capabilities. …


(co-authored with Paul Willmott)

It’s critical to get a good start when stepping into the CIO role. Consider several measures when you shape your course.

The early months of a CIO’s tenure are an extremely important time to learn about a company’s culture and critical issues, shape an agenda for change, build relations with peers and senior leaders, and make decisions — on people, funding, and other matters — that will…


The real story behind the new iPhone and the Touch ID sensor.

The new iPhone 5s has been all over the news recently but I have seen little analysis on the way they enable a totally new market for Apple: the reinvention of mobile payments through a combination of the new TouchID sensor, support for the Bluetooth low-energy standard and Apple’s huge…


Many friends have asked me about my preferred iOS apps after seeing the time I invested to review the best applications for a road warrior.

I work as a consultant, travel extensively, am known for being quite efficient (too much say some of my friends) and am a tech addict…

Michael Bloch

Former McKinsey Senior Partner with 23 years focused on technology and business transformation. I now help scale up non-profits on behalf of their funders.

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