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Disruption from the east is coming your way, a watchlist

Disruption is coming, whereby the centre of gravity is shifting eastward. Which means you should study the East. Culture, philosophy, language, business methods, companies, technology, etc. Hence “Tech Titans of China: How China’s Tech Sector is Challenging the World by Innovating Faster, Working Harder & Going Global”. The title says it all China is creating …

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What would happen when you apply biomimicry to designing your strategy?

Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Biomimicry is taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that has already solved that challenge and trying to emulate what you learn.  3 types of biomimicry There are three types of …

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Stillness as a leadership responsibility and 48 ways to get there

I am a fan of Ryan Holiday. Was looking forward to “Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life”. A version of Brian Solis’ “Life scale” and a few others. It is a book about stillness. Stillness The Buddhist word for it was upekkha. The Muslims spoke of aslama. The Hebrews, hishtavut. The …

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Your business is a stage and each of us must play their part

 The world’s a stage, and each of us must play a part. That is from Shakespeare and Elvis (are you lonesome tonight). That is what the updated edition of “The experience economy” is all about.  Every business is theatre. Use performance art to deliver the best and most memorable experience you can.You must plan in …

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You can programme your body and your future with your mind

It takes over 100,000 different types of proteins to run your body. Each of us is made up of approximately 50 trillion single cells. Human beings are multicellular organisms. You should see yourself as a bustling community of more than 50 trillion individual cells. We also have hundreds of trillions of microbial “invaders,” mostly in …

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Planning de next decade. Marketing, strategy, storytelling, the soft stuff and 3 tools

In the last two years, I have written a number of books about books, covering innovation, future trends, marketing, climate change, organisational resilience, strategy and sense-making. The next book about books will be about engineering the future. Covering concepts such as engineering as moral guardians, abundance and 3 levels of examing where the future is …

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