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Does Risk Culture Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

by John Wheeler  |  February 3, 2015

One of the most well respected and renowned management experts, Peter Drucker, is attributed as saying, "culture eats strategy for breakfast." What I believe he meant is that without a...

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The Chief Digital Officer, you may not need one.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 6, 2013

Digitalization requires a type of collaboration that spans the organization to create a digital edge based on an integrated customer experience. The idea of a ‘chief” role responsible for a...

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Are we asking the right questions concerning the future of IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 5, 2012

Everywhere I look, including on this blog,  people are telling each other what they need to do to be successful.  “Use this process,” “create this type of strategy,” “apply this...

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A Social Organization means business

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 13, 2012

A few people have asked me about the applicability of the social organization to business.  They are of the opinion that anything with the moniker 'social' is associated with societal...

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Digital substitution or digital combination?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 18, 2012

Digital technologies like mobile, social, analytics, big data, communications, etc. are an increasingly important part of formulating business strategy.  Incorporating digital technology into strategic decisions raises a fundamental question –...

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Pre-strategy is a matter of Principles and Diagnosis

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 8, 2012

'Having a plan for the plan' is an effective tool for starting any large or complex project.  Defining a business strategy is definitely complex project.  Creating a plan for the...

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An IT Renaissance is the last thing we need. We need IT Enlightenment.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 25, 2012

Conventional wisdom, beliefs and ideas concerning information technology crumble in the face of fundamental technology innovations such as Mobile, Social, SaaS, Big Data and the like.  Removing the fundamental logic...

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We are addicted to change

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 9, 2012

Change is a constant.  That apparent contradiction makes perfect sense and is the foundation for many business strategies.  But if everything can change and does change on a regular basis,...

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Feeling digital is not the same as being digital

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 24, 2012

How digital is your business?  The quick answer is probably very much when you consider your web sites, Facebook pages, IT systems, email and the like as evidence of being...

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Performance, one of the dimensions of digital disruption

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 20, 2012

Digital technologies are opening new avenues for companies to disrupt competitors and markets.  The prior post outlined three dimensions of disruption: access, enterprise economics and performance.  This post focused on...

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