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Five ways you can waste a crisis

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 27, 2020

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”...

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Subtle signs of how we hold the CIO back

by Mark P. McDonald  |  February 3, 2020

If digital transformation is, in part, a technology transformation; then the CIO should play a major role.  Its simple logic, given the CIO’s responsibilities and resources.  Simple logic should create...

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Clayton Christensen, a great person and a great teacher

by Mark P. McDonald  |  January 26, 2020

Recently we lost a humble giant of strategy, executive education and good people. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured an obituary for Clayton Christensen.  I had the honor of...

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What is a Turn?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 2, 2019

A turn represents the context behind proactive and productive change. Turns hold a particular spot on the change spectrum covering the middle ground which is often missing from most corporate...

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The inflation of change and turns

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 20, 2019

We are trapped in a cycle of inflationary change.  Sure, change is a constant in modern business, but not all change is the same.  The failure to recognize these differences...

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Thinking about digital, time, priorities and what people do all day

by Mark P. McDonald  |  October 10, 2019

We are all busy, some of us are truly busy others feel or like to think of themselves as busy.  I got to thinking about that after working people who...

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Hurrah for Hoshin

by Mark P. McDonald  |  October 8, 2019

Today’s Wall Street Journal article on Larry Culp and his plans to fix GE included this “Now Mr. Culp has begun rolling out Hoshin Kanri, a Japanese strategic planning process...

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The Purpose of the Corporation – an update that reflects reality

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 20, 2019

The Business Roundtable released its Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation yesterday.  The updated statement is getting heavy media play and attention as it stresses a “fundamental commitment to...

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New civil infrastructure will be digital to the core

by Mark Raskino  |  December 1, 2016

Following this year's Brexit vote and the Donald Trump election there is a distinct policy shift in British and American politics and economics. The idea of pursuing fiscal stimulus by investing...

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CEOs might leapfrog to go Digital to the Core

by Mark Raskino  |  November 18, 2016

Over the past couple of months I have been in a few executive conversations where a new digital business strategy thought has been coming up. Some business leaders think their...

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