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Partner for a Digital Love Connection

by Jennifer Polk  |  February 9, 2015

It’s February—the time for celebrating love, finding a partner and realizing you can achieve more together than apart. No, this isn't an ad for Tinder. It's advice for businesses to find a partner--a...

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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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Three Reasons to Fire Your Worst Customers

by Jennifer Polk  |  June 17, 2014

Business is about choices and priorities. Growing your business isn’t just about choosing the customers you WANT. It’s also about managing your portfolio to choose, then eliminate or deprioritize customers...

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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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