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
We judge what we don’t understand. And we don’t understand what we don’t hear.
I have just spent 10 mins trying to think about what was exciting about this past week. And nothing comes to mind. That’s scary. Think for a moment, the Big Bang was 65 billion years ago. First life on Earth began over 4.5 billion years ago. Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. Homo Sapiens first… Continue reading “Work” needs a branding change
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
In 2018 I took the role of Venturing and Incubation Lead for R2 Data Labs at Rolls-Royce. I wanted to change some things and move the needle on change. At the time I wanted to disrupt the statement, “We always do it this way”. Now, I want to make that statement my objective. Let me… Continue reading “We always do it this way” as a new weapon of change
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?
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
Your work isn’t important to us. That’s the impression you give your customers and colleagues when you don’t move at a fair pace on a certain piece of work. It’s like being on hold on a phone line for minutes because your call isn’t important. It’s a dilemma I have constantly, how to manage all the… Continue reading Your work isn’t important to us
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”