A collection of insights to help you make sense of the radical change that is happening around us and how you can respond.
The changing purpose of books
These days you'll struggle to give away a collection.
How to get out of a hole
Prepare for action first and foremost, but also ensure that you're acting on the right problem.
Improvement takes time
Why slowness and faith are so powerful.
Finding the tipping point
The work is in the editing.
New questions of old problems
New year - new questions.
The primary job of strategy is to dismantle the clutter and set about achieving simple and profound clarity from which progress can be made.
The Amazon strategy on a napkin
How Amazon overcame their biggest challenge.
What having focus really means
Success comes from applying all of your energy towards your one key differentiator.
The insane 'hidden' costs of car ownership
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled... was to hide from everyone in plain sight.
What's with our unhealthy obsession with 'disruption'?
Most useful innovations are not created by rockstars or generate any kind of public attention.
Getting to the good stuff
It's a journey of self discovery.
Where are the great leaders?
Why is there a global vacuum of great leadership?
The words we use
...and why most of them are meaningless.
The 'getting rid of' strategy
'Getting rid of' strategies don't work, because eliminate what you don't want, does not magically create what you do want in its place.
New Year's resolutions
Don't let positive change be held hostage by an unquestioned time-bound ritual.
Cycling and bike riding
In one you might win some of the time; in the other you win every single time.
Work towards simple
Editing down lots of options to the bare impactful minimum is where the immensely hard work of strategy lies.
Understanding the real problem
The job then is to go hunting before going shopping. Firing the shot is the easy bit, finding the target is where the real work lies.
What is strategy?
Defining strategy is tough, which might we why it's so misunderstood.
Benefits of a strong brand
Why invest in an asset that's tricky to value?
Misleading trend reports
Trends are just a starting point; a primer for exploration.
Could be better
How can you tell if you're not getting the full benefit from your efforts?
What's your lunch price?
How much do you think lunch with you is worth?
The current state of advertising
A film about how broken an entire industry can get.
Who's future is it anyway?
What's not really yours; will never really be yours.
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