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The strategic stuff that lets you create true advantage — from business models, AND market definition, AND Value Propositions, AND Go-To-Market strategies, AND market defense plays, AND pricing models — to win in the marketplace.

Arab Spring 2011

Why I Still Believe in the Arab Spring

In early 2011, the Arab world erupted in protests. You probably remember it, remembering hearing about the Twitter storm. It seemed like the world would never be the same again. But, what looked like ordinary people taking power “back” didn’t amount to much change. And, now, as you look at issues around the world, from  More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

vigilante justice?

I wrote a new Time Inc Op-Ed (sharing below) on the NFL and Goodell because it’s so clear that if an organization’s leadership is found by the online community to be so totally f-d up, they are getting mobilized. That has its ups and its downside. As I say in the piece, this could end  More

From TED2014, Joi Ito (now director of MIT Media Lab) talk about safecast project

How did a Bunch of Amateurs… Get it Done?

When Ito learned that Japan experienced a magnitude 9 earthquake, he thought immediately of his family. As he tuned into news reports, information was scarce. Official government organizations weren’t releasing much in a general effort to avoid panic. And, all the “experts” didn’t have enough data to act on. It was ordinary people — thru  More

Mary Barra NEW CEO GM

on GM’s New CEO

A few days ago, I made a comment during a panel discussion that “sometimes the focus was too much on women and not enough focus on cognitive diversity” (which I’ve written about, here). I got challenged by a fellow conference participant that I was simply not getting it, that I was NOT a feminist, and…  More

thinkdifferent

The price you pay for comfort…(TIME Ideas OpEd)

“In problem solving a tough strategic issue, the key is to understand the problem fully and to then interpret different ideas for solving it. No one knows how everything works, but together, teams can piece together knowledge, insights and formulate new choices. Just one good idea amongst the team means success for everyone. This is  More

Ted Schlein _ AOL

The One Thing VCs Could Do To Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are limiting growth and  More