Mary’s Views

Dec 06, 2012 Comments Off

Here’s the link to Mark Meeker’s latest report to Stanford on the state of the Internet – and the world! With 112 slides, Mary has lots of stats on a range of areas. It’s well worth a look. Her thoughts and examples on the re-imagining of everything are fascinating, and as with the big picture […]

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What did this CEO think of Catching Digital?

Sep 01, 2012 Comments Off

Just had this comment about my new book Catching Digital. (see below) It was in an email from Michael Ratner, CEO of Compendium Australia. Here’s what Michael said… “Downloaded the new book yesterday afternoon and just finished reading it….. reason being once I got into it it was hard to put down. What a task […]

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How will you do smarter business as the Digital Natives grow up?

Mar 30, 2012 Comments Off

Have you ever wondered how the ‘digital native’ kids of today will grow up to do business online in the future? What will they expect? What will they demand? These kids have grown up to assume that all this online stuff is natural and normal. Just as anyone born after 1969 knew that “of course, […]

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You have amazing opportunities when your competitors think they are successful

Dec 03, 2011 Comments Off

If your competitors think they are successful now, then you’ve got some amazing opportunities. Success today often sets businesses up to be easy targets for you to attack them tomorrow. And if they were successful yesterday, then start attacking them now. Today. Do it smarter. Plan first, plan quickly, roll it out fast and get […]

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Choose your Words, Choose your Thoughts and Choose your Results

Sep 26, 2011 10 Comments

What do you say when someone asks you “How’s business?” What does the little voice in your head say to you? What are all of the little voices inside the individual heads of your employees telling them?  Do you think these voices are helping your team create the future you want? And how about your […]

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Avoid more pain with smarter business planning now!

Aug 26, 2011 Comments Off

If you’re trying to make smarter business plans in the rapidly changing blur of business today, it might be time to step back, see the ‘big picture’ and understand how the puzzle pieces fit together. Otherwise most things you do will just add to the confusing blur, cause you more stress and grief – and […]

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Glimpses of the future?

Feb 21, 2011 1 Comment

What could the future look like? Here’s a video from Corning called “A Day made of Glass”.  It goes for a bit over 5 mins, and is a promo for Corning, but it is well worth a look at some on-trend applications using clever glass. This part of the future is not too far away. […]

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If you wanted to make your business obsolete, what would you do?

Jan 31, 2011 34 Comments

Imagine for a minute that somewhere out there, someone is planning to attack your business to win your best customers.  What do you do? It’s just idle thought, right?  Surely no one would really be planning to attack you.  After all, your business is safe and secure and your customers love you… Oh really?   Think […]

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Trend 13: Increasing Transformation from Atoms to Bits

Jan 23, 2011 1 Comment

Digital products can be accessed and delivered immediately and digital processes lead to enhancements and often automation. Producers use less atoms and end users can pay to convert bits to atoms if they wish. The production and shipping of expensive and scarce atom-based physical products is being increasingly transformed into digital products made up of […]

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Trend 11: Increasing Corporate Ecosystems

Jan 23, 2011 Comments Off

Businesses are increasingly interlinking online as manufacturers, suppliers, vendors, customers and affiliates learn to collaborate for mutual profit. To be successful, collaboration requires value chains glued together by trust chains. In the world of abundance, powerful business synergies can come from collaborating in harmony with others. Collaborating with others you trust at different levels in […]

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Trend 7: Increasing Convergence

Jan 22, 2011 7 Comments

Converging of devices, systems and content means we now enjoy an interactive multimedia Internet & web with TV, radio, phone, text, audio, video and augmented reality offering benefits for users and business. New devices emerge and re-define the choices of how we can deliver, access and interact with online content. Increasingly, the devices, the content […]

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Trend 4: Increasingly Faster Speeds of Transactions

Jan 21, 2011 Comments Off

Instantaneous transactions become the norm when business actions and reactions are done at hyper speed online. The types of transactions vary but instant transactions need to be surrounded by good instant processes. As the Internet now allows for such high speed continual connectivity between devices and people, it may be tempting to take the new […]

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