Is there any real music in the digital disruptive innovation cacophony?

This morning I read a dozen or so articles. Like an ever growing selection of our collective voices, many of them dealt with disruption and digital. It's becoming more difficult to sift the meaningful signal from the noise. I'm becoming desensitized and I'm often guilty of contributing to the … Read More»

Sizing up opportunities in the mid market

Somewhere in between the fast moving pace of innovative startups and the household names of the Fortune 1000 live the companies that generate over $10 trillion in revenue and employ more than 1/3 of all workers in the United States. The data and impact of these organizations are similar in Europe. … Read More»

Why Big Data won’t solve your Big Problems

If you follow this blog at all, you know that I work tirelessly trying to piece together tomorrow's technology with the challenges of today to help organizations grow; by creating new value propositions and better customer experiences. The world we live in is being re-architected into an … Read More»

Is every company becoming a technology company?

A couple of recent headlines caught my attention. From Quartz: From Re/code: I imagine myself sitting there in 2004, given a sneak peek at the future, and contemplating these headlines. I would immediately be puzzled. Why is a coffee company and a footwear company talking about … Read More»

Speed Kills

Speed Kills. These words are most often attributed to the late, great owner of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis. The game of football has evolved over the past 50 years to embrace this reality. In the 50s and 60s, football was a gladiator sport; full of grinding and pounding. Players were big … Read More»

What midsize enterprises can learn from baseball’s small market teams on Opening Day 2014

Welcome to Major League Baseball's Opening Day 2014! You don't care, but I root for two teams: The Dodgers, and the Angels (except when they're playing the Dodgers). There are not too many baseball related things better than Vin Scully's (now broadcasting for his 64th year!) silky smooth voice, … Read More»

Technology innovation creating complex leadership dilemmas

Wearables. Augmented reality. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Predictive Analytics. Deep Learning. Genome mapping. The growth of technological progress is outpacing our ability to keep up. Over the last few decades, we've witnessed the dynamics of Moore's Law extend beyond microprocessors to … Read More»

Triumph through the Blizzard: Conquering the unexpected

Last Saturday, my son played in his first flag football game. It was pouring rain. It was cold. It was awesome. Nervous and shivering at first, a little enthusiasm and the kids were loving it. It sparked a later conversation about whether I'd played in rain or snow. It was fun reliving the memories … Read More»

From Analog to Digital: Becoming the Most Valuable Node

Leaders face an increasingly complex challenge, or series of challenges. Many of them have spent their entire lives understanding how the world works; honing and perfecting their trade. Now, they are confronted daily with an onslaught of new buzzwords, acronyms, and technologies which … Read More»

Change: From Specialty to Core Competency

I'm amazed at the blistering pace of technological advancement. Yesterday, I saw that one person's brain controlled someone else's finger. What used to be a good value at $700 just a few years ago, is a significantly better free add on today. I can see where all my friends are at any time of day, … Read More»