The problem with Corporate Innovation teams being a Virus

In my time at Rolls-Royce, I was the founding member of the Corporate Innovation team in 2018. And internally at Rolls-Royce, and in a number of corporate innovation conferences, I kept hearing one thing. Those of us in corporate innovation or digital innovation are like viruses that are outside the realms of corporate processes and… Continue reading The problem with Corporate Innovation teams being a Virus

Week 21 in text, listen to what is NOT being said

An important aspect of communication is listening to what is not being said. Communication is a beast. Often you will hear someone say they are good in “communication”. Because they can talk. Take it from me, It does not make them a good communicator. Good communication is about listening as much as talking. And excellent communication… Continue reading Week 21 in text, listen to what is NOT being said

Were dinosaurs 🦖 Agile?

They most probably were. In fact, I would claim dinosaurs were quite agile for their times. And what happened to them? Bang. 💥 Something hit them. They didn’t see that coming. Dinosaurs 🦖went extinct over 60 million years ago. Being “Agile” doesn’t save you from going extinct. If your organisation in 201X wants aspires to be… Continue reading Were dinosaurs 🦖 Agile?

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”