Platforms don’t solve problems, they sell dreams

My wife runs a small e-commerce business. Selling halal gift boxes for those who follow the faith of Islam. It’s a growing niche and an untapped market for the price point she tries to match. She uses the Shopify platform to run her small business. And I have spent a number of hours on Shopify, Shopify… Continue reading Platforms don’t solve problems, they sell dreams

The elephant in the A.I. room

I was fortunate to be invited to the Finnish ambassador’s residence on 30th November 2018 to attend a session on A.I. A.I. = artificial intelligence In the session, there were talks from the Chairman of the NOKIA Board, and other focus, including a startup IRIS.AI. From the industry, Microsoft and Samsung had the opportunity to… Continue reading The elephant in the A.I. room

There are no “stakeholders”

In business, in any project, you begin by stating the stakeholders. On LinkedIn, there is even a skill “stakeholder management”. But there are no stakeholders. There are enablers, blockers, observers, supporters, investors, and customers. Stakeholder as a term is as old as the dinosaurs. It has rather lost its meaning.  Employees in large corporates use the term… Continue reading There are no “stakeholders”