Book review

Give intrapreneurs the time, the resources and the accountability

A company that cannot adapt to be more flexible— faces extinction. Hence the importance of intrapreneurship. Many businesses stifle innovation. An aversion to change business culture is not the product of a lack of the resources necessary to accomplish rejuvenation; The inability — the unwillingness — to adapt and to change is the consequence of …

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Did you last customer service experience make common sense?

My old Bookbuzz colleague Dirk de Corte recommended “The Ministry of Common Sense: How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape, Bad Excuses, and Corporate Bullshit”. I had looked at it before, and I had the impression it was a version of Humanocracy“. There are similar in some way, but this book takes a different angle. It is …

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Undisruptable: A mindset of permanent reinvention

“Undisruptable: A mindset of permanent reinvention” is a great book. What do Amazon, caterpillars, imaginal discs, the Amara effect, a rugby stadium, Kintsugi, S-curves, infinity, mayfly, Sequoia trees, purpose, queen wasp, Archimedes, magic spells, Rome, Apple, crabs, lobsters, dragons, poison, jellyfish, Fujifilm, Walt Disney, Arnold Swarzenegger, trees, forest fires, coconuts and butterflies have in common? …

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Intrapreneurship, 11 myths, 10 reasons to leave, 9 spaces to create, 36 tips, 42 questions

We are working on developing an intrapreneurship toolbox. One of our team members, Aidan McCullen, had the pleasure of interviewing the author of “Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation”. Another book about intrapreneurship. Innovation is hard Innovation is a problem. In an innovation benchmark report published in 2017 by PricewaterhouseCoopers, they found that …

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Haphazard or deliberate leadership

I am fascinated by Amazon. ”The four”  sets out how powerful Amazon is becoming. Whatever your opinion of Amazon, there are lessons to be learned from a management perspective. The key question; haphazard or deliberate leadership? Working backwards Hence “Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon”. Covering core themes customer obsession instead of …

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