Monthly Archives: December 2011

Too busy!!

Busy, busy, busy, everyone is too busy to do anything important. We have had a reshuffle of the federal cabinet, busy people, dedicating limited¬† time to gay marriage and other such important matters, a client of mine is so busy … Continue reading

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Retail hat dance

From bricks and mortar, to the web, and now to mobile apps. What is next for retailing? There was a blue last week between the current and previous MD of David Jones, about who wore the blame for DJ’s being … Continue reading

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“2 X 1” strategy matrix

A variation on the classic Boston Consulting model of product portfolio management the classic 2 X 2 matrix, dogs, cows, stars, and, and, and, everybody forgets the fourth category. Usually it is depicted with a “?” in the matrix, and … Continue reading

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Costs of risk.

The formula for risk analysis of innovation could be written as: Likelihood of failure X Cost of failure. Therefore, in a traditional hierarchical organisation,¬† there is an ingrained reluctance to take risks and perhaps fail because of the financial cost, … Continue reading

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11 requirements for Collaboration co-ordinators

Currently, I am in the middle of a project that seeks to find a way to motivate a collaboration between a group of industry and government bodies on a pressing problem. None of these bodies have a culture that welcomes … Continue reading

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Overnight success.

An idea is the outcome of all that has gone before, resulting in the “eureka” moment, the equivalent of the singers overnight success after 10 years of work in obscurity, playing smokey bars, gaining experience and honing skills. Usually, ideas … Continue reading

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3 requirements for Respect

Respect is a word bandied about a fair bit, but what does it really mean in an organisational sense? It seems to me that respect is rarely built by an avoidance of conflict, rather by the willingness to meet it … Continue reading

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