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Making Risk Management Less Risky with Anticipation
One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization Model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization's success and performance against others. Instead, set your own standards through transformational planning and ongoing innovation. In so doing, by being anticipat...
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The Tech Side of Travel
In the next five to ten years, technology will give us many new ways to enjoy travel--from the planning phase to the actual trip. Tomorrow's travel will look nothing like it does today, and the travel adventures anyone can go on will be limited only by our imagination. So what are some of these drastic changes I'm referring to? The following is ...
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Your Digital Fingerprint: Is It Yours or a Spectator's?
Back in the mid-1980s, I wrote about how GPS would revolutionize our lives. One of my books published back then was called Advances in Agriculture, in which I highlighted how GPS would transform agriculture in the 1990s and beyond. Those predictions came true thanks to smart tractors from John Deere. Farmers can collect data via GPS to determine...
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Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation
It is often assumed that people don't like change when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It's why we take vacations and crave travel because we want and need change. We must get out of our usual surroundings and witness something new in order to regain focus and refresh our perspectives. In this case, change is a choice, s...
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Becoming an Anticipatory Leader: The Missing Competency
We are all good at reacting and responding - a knee-jerk reaction, so to speak. Even organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile while executing a strategy at a high level. But despite these skills, General Motors still declared bankruptcy, Blockbuster closed its last store, and the record industry succumbed to Spotif...
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Take Your Biggest Problem and Skip It
Every business runs into issues that can or will halt progress and cause the company to stagnate. These include slow cash flow, out-of-date technology, and long sales cycles; you name it, it likely exists. Often, when trying to "fix" the problem, the company gets even more mired in the challenge and can't seem to get past the roadblock. They...
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So Much Data, So Little Time. Until Now.
In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications with connected sensors, or what is called the Internet of Things (IoT), has become an example of too much of a good thing. IoT facilitating communication among connected machines, devices and sensors, creates data at levels never seen before, in volumes that are growing...
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Don't Get Stuck; Move Forward
A difficult problem can and will eventually become a roadblock so large that it renders forward progress in any productive way virtually impossible. The direct result of a roadblock as such is more often than not, procrastination, and the longer this problem is in place, the more you become convinced there are no solutions. This couldn't be ...
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Today's CTO: The Chief Transformation Officer
In the past, I suggested that the role of the CIO needs to shift from that of a Chief Information Officer to a Chief Innovation Officer, largely due to the rapid, multiple technology-driven transformations that are always occurring. But just as the CIO's role needs to change, so too does the CTO's role--from Chief Technology Officer to Chief...
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Business Leadership Imperative: What Business Leaders Must Do (Part 2)
Now that I've revealed what business leaders must know in order to become the disruptor instead of the disrupted, the next step is applying those principles. I discussed previously the need to solve problems before they occur; however, what happens when you do uncover a problem? Whatever it is, you have to take that problem and skip it, b...
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