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Pivot Forward – planning for 2021

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 13, 2020

The onset of the pandemic health crisis is now an ongoing factor in social, economic and our personal lives.  Expectations for the crisis having a short-term impact were prevalent in...

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Customers, Investors, Employees, or Suppliers who is paying for the COVID-19 recession?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 30, 2020

The global health crisis continues to place unprecedented burdens on executives and leaders.  With the global economy contracting in 2020 and broad-based recovery unlikely until late 2021, the question becomes...

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Changing my Tune: On Strategy

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 Reset our advice concerning development of data and analytics strategy was focused on an outcome-based approach. Three years ago, we suggested that D&A strategy had been...

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Bounce Forward or Bounce Back – a time to choose

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 22, 2020

It has been more than 120 days into the COVID-19 crisis represents a time to take stock of what has happened and how to move forward.  The idea that COVID-19...

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A to-do list for every company as it recovers from the health crisis.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 8, 2020

Everyone wants to know when public health restrictions will lift, and we can begin to resume economic activities.  No one knows for certain, but we all have the same basic...

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Three Aspects Required for Winning in a Turn

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 4, 2019

A turn represents the context behind proactive and productive change. It embodies a sign of disruption.  The need for a new perspective and the opportunity to take different actions.  That...

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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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Digital, Strategy and Design

by Mark P. McDonald  |  February 26, 2019

Digital leaders have salient views of the future based on a deep understanding of the customer.  They create approaches to engage customers in that future.  In consulting terms, digital leaders...

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Where have all the AI flowers gone?

by Tom Austin  |  June 29, 2018

Have you put a real killer application that exploits AI into volume production use? I didn't think so. As of last year, only 4 (that's FOUR) percent of 3,182 CIOs...

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