Torben Rick

Tweak the business model in order to survive
Tweak the business model in order to survive

Even scandal-plagued car companies need to plan for the future Volkswagen is struggling, largely because of the emissions scandal, the results of which included numerous lawsuits and a massive hit to...

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Tiny fish eats big fish
Tiny fish eats big fish – Big acquisition by small fish

Typically the more established company buys the new Founded in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins - a 1,100-person company - is one of the oldest audio companies in the world. For...

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Organizations rise or fall on their leadership – Iceberg of ignorance

Leave the bridge and get down in the engine room It’s often quoted that organizations rise or fall on their leadership. Another quote that is also poignant is one that...

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Peer-to-peer enterprise exchange - The birth of the B2B sharing economy
The birth of the B2B sharing economy

The fast-growing world of monetizing underused assets It goes by many names: the “sharing economy,” the “gig economy,” the “on-demand economy." It has grown from almost nothing to a pool...

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Energy industry on the brink of disruption
Energy industry on the brink of disruption

Rapid technological innovation Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. Many leading companies won’t exist after the...

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Trust is the new currency for business
Trust is the new currency for business

Trust was once an expensive pursuit Banks were built from luxurious materials in bold architectural forms, with sturdy marble pillars and adornments to provide the most powerful declarations of solidity,...

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High performing organizations - Measure performance and set targets
Fine line between good stretch targets and bad ones

Targets must be tied to larger organizational ambitions For targets to be meaningful and effective in motivating employees, they must be tied to larger organizational ambitions. Employees who don't understand...

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Shift away from ownership - The rise of DisOwnership
A shift away from ownership – Rise of DisOwnership

Changing consumption models and the rise of DisOwnership - A shift away from ownership Why the future of stuff is having more and owning less Digital disruption is creating new...

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Customer experience - Remove the crap out of customer experience
Remove the crap out of customer experience

There is a big distinction between a company that makes digital-enabled products and services and digitally-enabled/digital company which requires a difficult transformation. Royal Caribbean is embarking on the latter course....

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Disrupted but not destroyed by technology - Banking
Disrupted but not destroyed by technology

The "Uber moment" for banks is coming Music, cable television, movies, photography, transportation, communications and publishing are all industries that continue to experience massive disruption brought on by the advent...

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Apps is killing email once and for all - Sticking the knife
Apps is killing email once and for all – Sticking the knife into emails

The rise in mobile messaging With the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter and a myriad of communication conduits springing up over the past decade, there’s little question that people...

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Joint responsibility for employee engagement
Joint responsibility for employee engagement

Employee engagement falls on the shoulders of every manager and employee - Joint responsibility for employee engagement Based on the article "Who is responsible for employee engagement" there have been...

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