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Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?


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 »


What is BitCoin? … and What VUCA Might it Create in Your Business?

What is BitCoin? … and What VUCA Might it Create in Your Business?

Bitcoin is still very ambiguous for most people, me included!  Here are some videos below to help you gain insights to reduce that ambiguity.  My guess is that digital currencies are coming.  They are inevitable and will create a lot of VUCA in all businesses. Read More »


What VUCA Will “The Internet of Things” Create in Your Business? (updated)

What VUCA Will “The Internet of Things” Create in Your Business? (updated)

The internet of everything and anything will make our existing cloud based internet look trivial!  We haven’t even begun to imagine!  What VUCA will it create in your business? Read an interview with Cisco’s John Chambers, from which the headlines are: “The world has now entered a digital era that will be the biggest technology transition ever.” “If you’re a ... Read More »


3D Printing Will Create VUCA in All Businesses

3D Printing Will Create VUCA in All Businesses

If you can 3D print a bridge, a car and a house, imagine the VUCA that 3D printing will create in all businesses.  We haven’t even begun to imagine. … and now 3D printing with concrete! Read More »


The VUCA of Driverless Cars is Coming, Probably Faster & Bigger Than You Think!

The VUCA of Driverless Cars is Coming, Probably Faster & Bigger Than You Think!

Watch this TED Talk video of Chris Umson, Director of Self-Driving Cars at Google, outlining how advanced the technology is already, of how the car sees the road, surrounding traffic, cyclists, school buses, pedestrians, road-works, traffic cops and more, making autonomous decisions about what to do. Self-Driving cars are probably coming a lot faster and bigger than you think.  Chris Umson ... Read More »


Imagine VUCA When You Have Hyper-Inflation!

Imagine VUCA When You Have Hyper-Inflation!

I just spent a week in Buenos Aries, Argentina, doing an all-day workshop with Vistage Chairs and a keynote for their all-city membership event, both focused on agility in an increasingly VUCA World (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). They know VUCA in Argentina!  Political VUCA – with a history of everything from Military Coups to Evita (Eva Peron), they are in the middle of ... Read More »


The Digital Vortex – across all industries, the average time to disruption is just 3.1 years.

The Digital Vortex – across all industries, the average time to disruption is just 3.1 years.

Disrupt or be disrupted is the call from Cisco and this great research they did with IMD’s Global Center of Digital Business Transformation – they concluded: “The average time to disruption across all industries is 3.1 years!” “Four of today’s top 10 incumbents (in terms of market share) in each industry will be displaced by digital disruption in the next ... Read More »


No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption

Agility is the antidote to VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and that’s the work of my colleagues and myself at Agility Consulting & Training – we are world leaders helping corporations develop an enterprise agility advantage in the face of increasing VUCA’ness, which is less and less ordinary!  See great brand new book, “Focused, Fast & Flexible:  Creating an Agility Advantage in a ... Read More »