Preparing for the Ascent: A Growth Leaders’ Action Plan

  This is the sixth and final post aimed at helping you map your external and internal environments. To recap, we have found that the external environment is understandable and runs on very long, predictable waves of discovery and implementation.  By studying these change waves, you can time your investments to be in the Growth […]

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Regaining Agility: How to Set the Stage for Extreme Growth

Note: This is the fifth of a 6-part series, How to Harness the Power of Change Waves to Accelerate Growth. In this post, I continue my focus on understanding what your organization can do internally to capitalize on external change cycles. It is essential to know your organization’s exact position in its internal change cycle. […]

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5 Keys to the Success of a Breakaway Team

This is the fourth post in a series to amp up your ability to see and exploit massive external change waves. Up through this point in the series, we’ve looked at how to map and forecast change cycles that are happening in the world around us. Going forward, we’re going to look at what an […]

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How to Map the Future of Mobile and other Zeitgeists

This is the third in a series of posts about using change waves to accelerate growth (here’s the first, and the second). Mapping in Real-time I’ve been using historical examples to make the case that change waves start with discoveries decades before they break as large-scale business disruptors. In most cases, it is possible to […]

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The Secret to Beating the Competition: Map the Future

Note: This is the second of a 6-part series on How to Harness the Power of Change Waves to Accelerate Growth (here’s the first). I invite you to add this series of posts to your reading list. (better yet, subscribe at right to have all future posts sent to your inbox). A note of thanks to Venkatesh […]

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How Smart Businesses Embrace Disruption

Note: This is the first of a 6-part series on How to Harness the Power of Change Waves to Accelerate Growth. Disruption is the new norm. There’s no doubt that technological and economic disruptions are coming faster than ever before in human history. Robert Safian once wrote in Fast Company that “the pace of change […]

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How to turn Conflict into a Breakthrough

Everyone wants to transform, but nobody wants to change. — Frederica Mathewes-Green Right now, there is a dynamic at work in your organization that is preventing innovation — ideas are getting lost in translation. In technology-driven businesses, there are two functionally and physically separate teams: the one that does the R&D, and the operations team that […]

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The Secret to Increasing Growth without Increasing R&D Spending

One of the great things about the technology business is that you invent your company’s assets by harnessing the global brain power of your enterprise. A few years back, Strategy+Business published their annual survey of the 1000 companies in the world that spent the most on R&D. What they found has important implications for innovators […]

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