Conclusion: tough to contain exponential technologies despite all the caveats, short term – interesting, long term – threatening, no reticence or reluctance by the Chinese claiming success
9 Slackers Slacking
Great inside story how NASA has been using Slack and how it started with an engineering group related to their recent Mars lander and spread through its 115 buildings – even though Microsoft now has a free product – visiting some of Slack’s executive tonight ion Toronto.
Conclusion : Blockchain is here to stay, Amazon has impact beyond just the revenues behind the service, credibility
7 Bad Years a-Swimming
If you don’t like the politics or business happenings around you (certainly this part of the world has suffered a lot this week with massive worldwide GM layoffs), scientist have evaluated that the year 536 was the worst year in the ADs.
Conclusion: big volcano in Iceland, smoke and ash shrouded the northern hemisphere, starvation from bad crops and bubonic plague 6 years later, they have noticed lead emissions tin snow that suggest industry didn’t take hold agains until well into the 600s – so it may feel like 2018 was a bad year it really wasn’t
6 Keynotes keynoting
I had a conversation with a number of speakers’ bureaus and organizations about our all-star list of 120+ keynotes we could speak to and my penchant to want to include substance and credibility into our stage acts, not everything needs to sound like a TED talk – to settle an argument, we launched a quick and dirty survey – 17 questions we always wanted to have answered about keynotes
There is this third class of companies stuck between Startups and Corporates called the Scaleup – above $7-8 million dollars, above 15 employees but likely less than 500 people – they are the job providers, and importantly, fountains of real innovation and becoming the seeding ground for future large corporates but have much different mindsets and success criteria than the other two company forms.
We are also collecting a global team of 10 to look at fielding in January Scale & Growth research among the world’s best calling it The Scale & Growth Field Guide.
3 Metatrend Hens
We just completed a webcast on Metatrends – the 30 big macro trends that will change the next decade. These are the big macro, social-economic, geo-political and big tech influences that will change everything. Some will surprise and some will compete with each other.
Perfect for end of the year/start of the new year springboards to your planning, customer appreciation and innovation kickoff days.
2 Reinvent Brand Doves
We have rebooted Wikibrands after publishing our book over 7 years ago -= new research, new additions, new values but same 12 principles for building and maintaining brands – FLIRT and MILC. We’rer the best brand building model we’ve seen. Brands are so important still, but the levers you pull and the precariousness on how you maintain them are so different
A lot more client sessions using Wikibrands as the focal point for getting clients to build and maintain brands for the digital age
Our most ambitious study yet – 10 really smart people have spent the last three months fielding our 2019/20 Corporate Innovation Playbook research – 52 questions, 2 surveys, 40 expert interviews and 250 people surveyed about how to do innovation right in larger companies. Reason? innovation viewed as only the 18th or 23 actions that corporations perform – so plenty of room to improve, Thanks to my key team members – we’ll be doing webcasts and a launch webinar in mid-February
Perhaps the best most pragmatic piece of research on the subject worldwide – excited about getting it out – please participate in our survey if interested
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