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Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?


Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? McDonalds!

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  McDonalds!

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Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? Nokia

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  Nokia

We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.  (Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop – upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, teared sadly). That’s what happens in a world of accelerating VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). You will be disrupted, probably bigger, faster and sooner than you think. Who’s next? Your company? No business or industry is immune. Read More »


The VUCA Report 2016 Summary

The VUCA Report 2016 Summary

Here is a summary of our 2016 VUCA Report.  To participate go to The VUCA Report and you will receive the full-version of the report and be kept informed of future reports Read more: The VUCA Report V: VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) Shift Happens 2017 (ACT Version)  Read More »


The VUCA of BREXIT

The VUCA of BREXIT

With the BREXIT news this morning, I am in a state of shock, finding myself asking the following questions: What just happened and what does it mean? (= Ambiguity) What are all the domino effects of Britain’s exit going to be and how far reaching? (= Complexity) What might be the bigger implications for the unraveling of the European community, with what ... Read More »


Don’t Be an Eastern Airlines!

Don’t Be an Eastern Airlines!

When I speak to groups of CEOs and senior executives about agility all over the world, I bring it down to the bottom line by finishing with the story of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 December 29th 1972.  My book starts with this story (download Free E-Book in right-hand sidebar) and here is the extract: Extract from Chapter 1 of My ... Read More »


The Biggest Agile Startup on Earth: GE Beliefs & FastWorks

The Biggest Agile Startup on Earth:  GE Beliefs & FastWorks

When the big dogs weigh in, you know something big is happening!  They don’t come much bigger than GE, which makes everything from aircraft engines to washing machines! If you thought Agile was just for software companies, departments or functions, in the form of “Agile Software Development”, or start-ups, in the form of “Lean Startup” (my translation = “Agile Startup”) and ... Read More »


The Supply & Demand of VUCA: Digital Disruption or Distraction?

The Supply & Demand of VUCA:  Digital Disruption or Distraction?

“The digitization of processes and interfaces is a source of worry. But the feeling of not knowing when, or from which direction, an effective attack on a business might come creates a whole different level of concern. News-making digital attackers now successfully disrupt existing business models.  No wonder many business leaders live in a heightened state of alert”.  So reports McKinsey ... Read More »


Track Zero: What VUCA Threats & Opportunities Will It Create for You?

Track Zero:  What VUCA Threats & Opportunities Will It Create for You?

In recent weeks we have been hearing from the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and tracking to zero emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industry by mid-century.  Track0.org has the following mission statement: Track 0 is an initiative to translate the globally agreed 2ºC limit on temperature rise into a mission statement that can support practical solutions. Anyone, ... Read More »


Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? Volkswagen!

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  Volkswagen!

What were they thinking … or more likely … not thinking?  Here is one of the best articles I have found so far: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34324772. More to come I am sure as the full depth/breadth of this scandal unfolds.  Stay tuned. Read More »


Agile Sustainability – How Sustainable is your Sustainability?

Agile Sustainability – How Sustainable is your Sustainability?

The nature of changed has changed (to a time compressed VUCA World) and with it, so has the challenge of sustainability.  The question we must all be asking these days is:  How Sustainable is our Sustainability? See Kim Gittleson’s article, “Can a Company Live Forever?” in which she says: The average lifespan of a company listed in the S&P 500 index ... Read More »