Business model generation in the Internet of Things (IoT) universe


The Internet of Things (IoT) changes everything, especially how we go about crafting and testing business models. “To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink their orthodoxies about value creation and value capture”, writes Gordon Hui in his recent HBR article. We need to focus on emergent needs not […]

3 Attributes Powerfully Successful Problem Solvers Possess


Good problem solving skills are fundamentally important, especially when leading a business. But problems (what’s that consulting term… challenges) are something that we don’t particularly like. They’re time-consuming. They bogart their way into our already packed schedules. And the queue never seems to end! A formula that primes us as humans to find the easiest […]

Keeping Your Strategy From Going Bust


Why do business strategies fail? They’re developed by smart, insightful, and motivated people. That shouldn’t be a formula which results in over 70% going belly up. Yet it does, with most doing so within six months of completion. Popular convention focuses on two causes of failure: people flaws and, tool flaws If any of the […]