Trends in the way we work, part 2. Mastercard almost innovates. But no cigar.

Trends in the way we work, part 2. Mastercard almost innovates. But no cigar.

I just heard a lovely exposition on the ways modern corporate business is wrestling with the recruitment issue. On Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale podcast, ironically called Take bigger risks, the show sponsor is Mastercard. The Mastercard Center for...
Why we don’t need to know everything about toothpaste to help you stay in the toothpaste market.

Why we don’t need to know everything about toothpaste to help you stay in the toothpaste market.

There’s a feeling among company managers that external perspectives can’t add much to business strategy. It’s an opinion we hear fairly often and yet, McKinsey seems to be doing OK. Is this because buyers of management consultancy just want to buy in resource to get a...
Slow innovation. Fast ROI. Lasting results.

Slow innovation. Fast ROI. Lasting results.

Getting innovation right takes time, and the only way to start is to start. The pace we work at is relentless. So is the pace of change: faster than ever before, and slower than we should expect. Slow is bad. If you’re slow, you aren’t keeping up – you’re losing...
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