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With extreme uncertainty many options come into play. Fortune for the brave, Wakeup call, Rethink business models, Adapt, and/or get ready for the sanctions to

The modern pioneer

To be the best that you can be takes some grooming, focus and drive! The modern pioneer dares to own their space; ready, willing and

New prospects!

With the big software companies expanding their prospects into more industries the question beckons; How can individuals and small companies do the same? Data driven

Happy New Decade!

Take the transition from past disappointments, struggles, failures, regrets, hatred, chaos and corruption with opportunities in the new decade for peace, health, love, hope, prosperity,

Ready for the next decade?

There is no room to sit back when the biggest risk is to do little to nothing! Instead, there is no end to the opportunities

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Crisis

With extreme uncertainty many options come into play.
Fortune for the brave, Wakeup call, Rethink business models,
Adapt, and/or get ready for the sanctions to lift and
be ready for anything.

The sense of urgency becomes apparent, when new business models compete to flourish in tough times, free from dependencies, self-sufficient and productive despite all the added constraints. These are businesses that readily adapt to customers changing needs, while leveraging on technologies that fit the situation.
These technologies will only advance in leaps and bounds as the world adapts further to manage each challenge. This is a new reality that will impact everyone.
The test of character depends on understanding the strategies in play (e.g. Keynesian Economics), political games and how well we look after each other, especially our customers and the vulnerable.
The race to manage each risk and become productive is on. A new world emerges with more advanced online activities (education, healthcare, e-commerce, direct supply, automation, robots, droids …).
The focus shift to manage more liquid assets reflects the uncertainty that continues to plague properties, businesses, and stocks.
Fear festers with unwarranted dependencies when there are and could be so many alternative options. A little imagination, creativity and collaboration could change perceived risks or what seems a dead end.
Where will we, business or industry be after the pandemic subsides?
Open mindsets, good will, collaboration and time to plan can make this transition look easy to manage any crisis as discussed with a few pearls of wisdom in the following sections:

    • Put things in perspective.
    • Clarify dependencies and better options.
    • Rethink the business model and ways to do it better.
    • Adapt to customers changing needs.
    • Make informed decisions, Prepare, position, and plan.

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There are better strategies that could be considered for every challenge. Competitive strategies are only the tip of an effective and highly productive organisation that thrives in a Dynamic environment. The competitive arena becomes clearer when the competitions strategies become transparent and can then be made redundant with an unbeatable business model and game plan. Take this opportunity to identify the void of strategies and what could be done to define a better destiny. This in turn helps broaden outlooks to develop skills in leaps and bounds while opening the door to new opportunities. Aligned goals across societies to correct poor systems will have a significant impact on future generations. Download article or subscribe to the blog. The alternative is to purchase and download each article from the shopping cart (i.e. ORDERS)

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The modern pioneer


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To be the best that you can be
takes some grooming, focus and drive!
The modern pioneer dares to own their space;
ready, willing and able to move ahead.

The Pioneer has transitioned from the "Jack of all trades and master of none" to adopt holistic intelligence and master each key area in their space. They aspire to become the best of the best, master of their competitive advantage to constantly create value and overcome each challenge to mature and grow from strength to strength.
Even the best teams, can and do fail with good ideas and strategies. It could be from their weakest links or that they missed to address risks.
What's needed to succeed depends on each individual; to groom themselves beyond the confines of today's structures, e.g. education, roles and expectations. To then fit and compliment the team as an essential cog within the synergy to move from one success to the next.
First, discover that freedom that makes more possible, which could be a passion, untapped potential, liberty (e.g. retirement, start-up…), insight, or responsibility. Then, don't waste the opportunities and fresh perspectives, even if a little help (e.g. consultant) can get it started.
To set a blazing path as today's modern pioneer, adept to future interests and needs with the advantages of their resourcefulness and ever growing capabilities. Consider the critical attributes discussed further in this article within the following sections:

    • Beyond education
    • Constantly adapting
    • Blaze a path
    • Delivers results

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New prospects!


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With the big software companies expanding their prospects
into more industries the question beckons;
How can individuals and small companies do the same?

Data driven decisions, automated, connected purpose, inspired, driven and focussed on common interests is just the beginning.
Instead of harping on leveraging today's strengths, it might pay to improve our insight, foresight and analytical skills to turn weaknesses to strengths and uncover how hidden talents and key strengths can be applied across industries with a measure of success.
The biggest weakness and barrier that needs to be overcome that is key to take the first step, are the limits of our own imagination that inhibits, if not blinds us to new prospects. Don't be satisfied with stepwise innovation, when more is needed to survive and thrive.
The business model to incorporate and drive start-up initiatives, flexible, open and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit to harvest the new decade dynamics sets the environment. Must be willing to do what it takes.
Consultants that offer value added advice might be baffled by the constant stubbornness that ignores good advice, judged on select experiences, beliefs and preferred illusions. To keep good relations might be costly, if a partner is shackled to the past. It’s no wonder why secrets, silos, and investment of past ideas can continue to inhibit and risk a place in the future of thriving economies. Wishful thinking, does not cut it.
Instead businesses should explore their potential with their new found freedoms. Discover the possibilities adapting skills and talents and add value to more industries. The continued discussion in the article explores the implications from the following situations:

    • From fragmented to alignment
    • Interested and motivated
    • Caught in routine or endless cycles
    • Beyond assumptions and speculations

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Happy New Decade!


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Take the transition from past disappointments,
struggles, failures, regrets, hatred, chaos and corruption
with opportunities in the new decade for peace, health,
love, hope, prosperity, excitement and success.

Reflecting back over the last decade, many unnecessary issues seem to repeat themselves, as the cracks in each system grow bigger, silos shift and biases expand. Like any risk analysis there is a need to reduce the red world, which is what we think we cannot change. Expand the green world to include our influence and united synergies in all that we can do. The trick is to adopt a better perspective to broaden the green world by embracing our creativity, compassion, and drive to change what matters. Anything is possible with the right strategy and plan.
The current trajectory is evidently not working, as corruption expands, while the truth, hope and trust seem lost to human deceit. The twisted part of capitalism, power struggles and politics that only fuels corruption.
Reality has taken a dive and is so distorted with many convincing realities depicting false interpretations, promotions, products and needs.
Value creation, respect our planet, health and future generations need some attention. A positive and united attitude is a great start as success can breed success and don't let fear dictate.
Each decision, action and support that we take contributes to our development, growth and a better future as discussed further in this article:

    • From fragmented to alignment
    • Enlightened Decision making
    • Restore hope, trust and the truth
    • Potential synergies
    • Tackle what seems impossible

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Ready for the next decade?


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NDecade

There is no room to sit back when
the biggest risk is to do little to nothing!
Instead, there is no end to the opportunities that can address countless
inefficiencies, archaic practices and enormous gaps
in multi-trillion dollar industries.

The perception of risks have changed drastically over the last decade and will continue with shifts is power, tolerance, business and ecosystems.
With the increase in dictatorships, some under the guise of democracy; freedom, liberty, and justice face oppression. Businesses need to keep up, if not excel just to survive.
What worked in the past is not enough as business models, technological advance, and the growing impact of disruption, especially from the giant software companies sets a new definition for the rat race.
Step wise innovation is not enough, as seen by all the companies that may already be forgotten and those still struggling to find a direction.
To quote "The Evolution of Strategic Management", (Freese, 2013)

"No matter how bad things look, it is never too late to get with the programme and turn your life around, i.e. Turn Risk into opportunities. "

The issues and solutions still require us to focus, harness what each decade offers and improve our capabilities and skills to apply strategies that work. Consider the insights and suggestions discussed in the following sections to be prepared and thrive with each challenge the next decade brings:

    • Real time reality
    • Keep up with the trends
    • The paradigm shift in risk management
    • The future is now

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Dare to Excel


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Everyone can be a champion with the motivation,
commitment, courage, drive and skill!

Too many good ideas, best practices and strategies die out without the due diligence, drive and champions to make it work.
We can do it better if it wasn't for our reservations, poor assumptions, self- imposed limitations, stifling environments and conditioning that only inhibits ours prospects. The tide has turned to advocacy over status quo. The risks are greater to do nothing, urging everyone to radically rethink routine practices and pursue more creativity, flexibility and key skill sets to adapt as needed. Be ready for the fast paced future, turbulent times, disruptive competition and more transformations.
Don't just tick the box to become complacent; as good as it seems it will not last. Even the best organisations have their vulnerabilities. As the future demands more of us that best starts now, rather than become another statistic. Instead, ignite the passion and drive to be a champion and bring the added value we can all appreciate.
A simple framework to enable the prospect and make it look easy is discussed further within the following sections:

    • Actions for instant results
    • Seize the window of opportunity
    • How to overcome elusive challenges
    • Critical thinking and skills
    • What's typically missing?

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Surviving the modern war


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Economic wars, cyber wars and power struggles
continue to impact business, trust and our future prospects by
undermining opportunities to unite and collaborate.

Governments might lead this debacle with their fears and ideas to
secure economic stability, national security and promises of a more certain future. Fears that lead to more secrets, power plays, and overzealous control define our prison as a society.
What type of prison does this impose on the nation? When their back door measures, privacy infringements, unwarranted scrutiny of the innocent and each media circus influence justice, sovereignty risk becomes real. Meanwhile businesses suffer as Trust is battered for everyone to lose confidence with the Government, assumed to be pulling the strings while corruption and terrorism thrives in that atmosphere.
This situation only deteriorates without smarter solutions as this trend continues to escalate without some sound management.
It’s easier to hack than protect, exploit than harness, judge than make peace. It’s our global unity that brings hope over well intentioned modern dictatorships/democracy that is destined for self-destruction with one type of war or another.
There are measures we can all take to remedy this situation as discussed further in this article within the following sections:

    • Be mindful, be informed, be prepared
    • Make the most of technology
    • Reform, upgrade, and transform
    • Hack the so called hackers
    • Keep the bastards honest
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There are better strategies that could be considered for every challenge.
Competitive strategies are only the tip of an effective and highly productive organisation that thrives in a Dynamic environment.
The competitive arena becomes clearer when the competitions strategies become transparent and can then be made redundant with an unbeatable business model and game plan.
Take this opportunity to identify the void of strategies and what could be done to define a better destiny. This in turn helps broaden outlooks to develop skills in leaps and bounds while opening the door to new opportunities. Aligned goals across societies to correct poor systems will have a significant impact on future generations.
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What’s missing in Service Management?

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Once upon a time, many years ago
Service meant something with slogans
like "the customer is always right".

When mass marketing for profit and customer relations becomes an illusion of customer focus, customers soon confront the gaps in the organisation. Gaps that uncover loaded surveys designed to paint pretty pictures, useless services, hidden scams, processes that offer little flexibility, and the sinkhole between customer's expectations and services that they do not need or want.

Unfortunately, this is a trend that only gets worse as industries follow suit. More frazzle, dazzle and lip service than value, quality and integrity. Most might never have experienced quality service to accept this trend as options diminish with monopolies, oligopolies and an alignment of bad practices. A fool's paradise until disrupted.

Customer Focus has become a misnomer for exploiting, scamming, and misleading customers with the illusion of useful services. Lip service like listening and improving is relative, yet distant from the customer’s expectations. It’s time to face the moment of truth and plan accordingly.

Discontent will only grow to welcome disruptions until the gaps are addressed, as discussed further in this article:

  • Take a number. Service minded?
  • Immature Artificial Intelligence, AI.
  • Fewer options and more fine print conditions
  • The window of opportunity
  • Reinvent or become another self-fulfilling prophesy

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Change the way we think and live


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Go high tech and be open to the big impact experience.
Today's data explosion and its capabilities brings
more opportunities to change how we think and live
with new business models.

More Data enables the next generation of business models bent on disrupting traditional businesses in its path. First shed those embedded reservations with the opportunities this age brings and shape a better tomorrow. It's not hard to appreciate the progress so far and imagine the possibilities.
The key is to put things in a better perspective, focus on the business case, desired results and make sense of the data prospects. More insights and opportunities come from a commitment to drop the garbage inn garbage out mentality, that only misuses data and does more harm.
Big or small data helps relate to the bigger picture when stuck or clouded with convention, illusions, and biases. Lift the fragmented industries and societies out of their chaos.
What better way to make an impact in any industry, e.g. Reduce the cost of health care, lift productivity growth, improve social network connectivity, optimise the supply chain, solve outstanding concerns and create new industries as described in the following sections of this article:

  • Why algorithms get it right or completely wrong
  • Measure the desired outcomes
  • Leverage the intangibles
  • Close the gap between foresight and hindsight
  • Seize the untapped potential


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There are better strategies that could be considered for every challenge.
Competitive strategies are only the tip of an effective and highly productive organisation that thrives in a Dynamic environment.
The competitive arena becomes clearer when the competitions strategies become transparent and can then be made redundant with an unbeatable business model and game plan.
Take this opportunity to identify the void of strategies and what could be done to define a better destiny. This in turn helps broaden outlooks to develop skills in leaps and bounds while opening the door to new opportunities. Aligned goals across societies to correct poor systems will have a significant impact on future generations.
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It's more than chance outcomes
when we understand how to change the odds.

Even the most unpredictable situations have their bias or loop holes that can change the odds. It's more about understanding it and how to design a strategy that works to secure its successful execution.
It's too easy to succumb to the odds and accept defeat when a more positive mindset can make anything possible. A little insight into the probabilities involved and how each advantage is derived, opens the door to negotiate, change the rules, set better conditions and secure the desired advantage. That's when no challenge is too difficult, and we learn how to play to our strengths.
We do not have to accept false realities, poor odds, house advantages, or remain vulnerable to be exploited. In this age of convenience, limited options impose conditions or illusions where very few actually win and the rest are disadvantaged. When there are many options that can be created, even if it is to invest in ourselves or a cause that brings hope for the future. Discover the sure thing for more positive outcomes.
So what are the odds of winning or doing something never imagined?
Consider some ideas to change the odds for each situation as described in the following sections of this article:

  • De-confounding a clear advantage
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  • That illusive loophole, bias, or trick
  • The sure thing


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