s.u.m.m.e.r. ii: triggered

“Snakes! They’re all snakes!”. Your colleague Lin, responsible for your company’s task force for agile next generation entity resources (a.n.g.e.r.) is enraged*: “Whatever I propose to the business heads, they bad-mouth it behind my back. And they spread rumors about how I’m planning to sack everybody older than 33. I need your help!”. You feel a flash of resentment. Lin’s initiative is very important to help change your company’s culture towards new ways of working. If it fails, your strategy of portfolio transformation will fail, too.

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s.u.m.m.e.r. i: knowing

“So I think we should definitely buy this startup. It’s a lion in disguise of a lap cat”, concludes Kim, the head of your company’s newly established unit for digital entrepreneurial sustainable innovative revolutionary engineering (d.e.s.i.r.e)*. All eyes are on you. You don’t know. You suspect that regulatory and technological risks have not been thoroughly assessed. You vaguely recall a newspaper article about another startup from somewhere in Africa, with a much stronger customer base. You have questions about the startup’s staff, apparently consisting mostly of former mountaineers , bull fighters, and racing car drivers.

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