Digitalization is more than technology usage

Digitalization is more than technology usage
Today, ‘digitalization’ is the hot topic, buzzword and goal of most organizations – from industrial companies through startups and public / government entities. However the term ‘digitalization’ is frequently (mis) used to describe use of mobile and other technology in one’s daily life and work. Real digitalization of an organization involves: Delivering solutions to customers through technology (ie ‘solution as a service’, software, platform / API integration) Gathering, understanding and lever...

Advantages and disadvantages of having a co-founder for your startup

Advantages and disadvantages of having a co-founder for your startup
Launching a startup is hard, and having the wrong co-founder at your side can compound your problems. Yet, launching with an A+ co-founder can help to excel your growth. As with many things, there are usually two sides. Let’s look at the advantages and the disadvantages of having a co-founder for your startup. Let’s start with the positives. Two skill sets are better than one One of the biggest advantages to having a co-founder is that you are both bringing specific skill sets to the table. Havi...

Rapid prototyping to improve your business and for global change

Rapid prototyping to improve your business and for global change
Tom Chi is passionate about teaching the Prototype Thinking techniques he and his colleagues used to build Google Glass, Self-Driving Cars, Microsoft Outlook, and Yahoo Answers. Tom’s been delivering his workshops around the world for the past five years and the testimonials on his website are impressive. Tom says he’s seen his short workshops deeply transform individuals and teams, and those who actually apply the techniques after the workshops have reportedly sped up key parts of their busines...

Should you have an advisory board as a startup CEO?

Should you have an advisory board as a startup CEO?
Is there a secret sauce to startup success? It turns out, there just may be. What if we told you that an advisor is a step in the right direction and one that might propel you to triumph? Finding valuable resources Whether you have one advisor or an advisory board, you’ll find that they can be a valuable resource, especially as you move towards your startup launch day. An advisory board can help you move ideas from the idea stage to fruition. They can guide and help put you solidly on the path t...

Combining Unit Economics and authentic leadership for success

Combining Unit Economics and authentic leadership for success
Ryan Allis is an impressive individual. At the age of just 33, from 2005 to 2015, the three companies he founded and led achieved USD 325 million in sales. The former founder and CEO of iContact and a co-founder and CEO of HIVE , Ryan is now on a mission to build a global community of leaders and innovators working together on creating a better world. Ryan has shaped the odds in his favour using unit economics, coupled with knowing his and the company’s purpose, being an authentic leader and doi...

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