Jairo H Venegas

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Is your company ready for the rise of smart cities?

For companies, smart cities represent major business opportunities — and not only for tech firms selling systems to government agencies, write …

Innovation

A transformative experience for leading a transformation

Giving senior leaders hands-on, digitally enhanced experience with lean management helps kick-start a transformation.<p><b>Picture a global manufacturing</b> …

Manufacturing

If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?

Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success.<p>And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked …

Management

Double ambidexterity: How a Telco incumbent used business‐model and technology innovations to successfully respond to three major disruptions - Kaulio - 2017 - Creativity and Innovation Management

Abstract<p>We leverage the business model innovation and ambidexterity literature to investigate a contradictory case, the Swedish‐Finnish Telecom …

The Five Most Common Mistakes Of Board Directors

Kevin Sharer knows a thing or two about serving on boards. During his 12-year tenure as CEO of Amgen, and across his 35 years of service on the boards of Chevron, Unocal, Northrop Grumman and 3M, he’s seen good directors, bad directors, and the subtle dynamics that can derail boards or elevate them …

Leadership

How to Make Your Post-Merger Reorg a Success

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. From the $68 billion CVS-Aetna deal to the $27 billion merger of Microsoft and LinkedIn, 2017 set records with more than 50,000 deals, valued at $3.7 trillion. This momentum is continuing into 2018 with the bidding war for UK media company Sky …

Management

Can Innovation be Managed?

This is a good question, one well worth answering, particularly for established enterprises running successful lines of business, the target audience …

Six steps to successful supply chain collaboration

Although collaboration offers many benefits for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, too often their joint initiatives don’t work out. To …

Management

5 steps to becoming a disrupter

Silicon Valley companies aren't just full of pingpong tables and chair massages - they get their edge by giving workers more autonomy<p>Silicon Valley's …

Silicon Valley

Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It

When it comes to networks, the bigger the better, right? Not necessarily. Carefully curate your most trusted, inner circle and you’ll be surprised at how much more valuable you’ll become to the larger community of people in the world who care about the same things you do.<p>We live in a time when …

Business Development

Apple’s History: A Product Strategy Roadmap

Too often, we dissect minute details of a company’s everyday actions looking for signs of health or strategy. Unfortunately, quarterly reports and individual actions can be totally misleading. That’s why I’ve created the above map, which charts, near as I can tell, the evolution of Apple’s entire …

Product Management

GE: A Lesson In How Not To Run A Company - Do Not Buy

GE (GE) has been in the news lately and not because it has done anything good. No, as time goes on it just looks worse and worse. Today it was …

Investing

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Design - Balancing Risk to Gain Reward

The idea of the minimum viable product (MVP) has been around for some time. The term itself was coined by Frank Robinson but was made popular by two …

Product Management

This robot has soft hands. It could be the future of sustainable production

In 2011, Professor George Whitesides of Harvard University helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be. He developed biologically inspired …

Robotics

What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Today’s executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it doesn’t represent their company’s scarcest resource. Financial capital is relatively abundant and cheap. According to Bain’s Macro Trends Group, the global supply of capital stands at nearly 10 times global …

Human Resources

Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization

When Gerry Anderson first became the president of DTE Energy, he did not believe in the power of higher organizational purpose.<p>We’re not talking about having a clear mission that focuses largely on how a business will generate economic value. DTE had one that set out the goal of creating long-term …

Management

A Storytelling Surgeon Is An Inspired Choice To Head The Dimon-Bezos-Buffett Healthcare Firm

Three of the most influential business leaders of our time—Jamie Dimon, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett—have chosen Dr. Atul Gawande to lead their new healthcare firm. Gawande’s credentials as a surgeon and Harvard Medical School professor give them confidence in his expertise, but Gawande’s skill …

Health Care

The 4 KPIs To Track In Innovation Accounting

<b>We’ve just finished an innovation metrics project with a consortium of three multinational companies and an SME. In this post we share an insight</b> …

Innovation

Webinar | Setting Goals to Execute Your Strategy

Traditional SMART goal setting works well on an individual level, but isn’t quite as useful for companies as a whole. This webinar discusses how a …

Want To Achieve Your Goals? Use These 4 Strategies

I’m a little odd. I enjoy setting goals and then get obsessed about trying to achieve them.<p>Every January, I set about five or six goals for the year ahead, and every three months I review these goals. I don’t always hit my goals, but I’ve learned a lot about how to focus on a goal over short (a …

Productivity

Why Embracing Failure Is Good for Business

Here's how making mistakes -- and encouraging your team to do the same -- can become your business's competitive advantage<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re building a business, a lot of people will offer you advice. But, I’m going to bet that you …

Business Strategy

Why Digital Transformation In The Workplace Has Gone Off Course

It’s mind-boggling. Consider, on one hand, the technological advancements of the last decade. From self-driving cars to 3D printers to drones, the list is extensive. Consider, on the other hand, advancements in the fundamental technologies we rely on in the workplace. Many workplaces still haven’t …

Employee Engagement

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Artificial Intelligence

On the Disruption of 'Disrupt'

Life isn't fair, and neither is the way that we judge how people use the English language. Poets and writers tend to be allowed considerably more …

Innovation

Boards: Innovation Is Your Responsibility Too

The challenge of leading innovation is bringing about a sea change in corporate governance. Boards, once the dependably cautious voices urging management to mitigate risk, are increasingly calling for breakthrough innovation in the scramble for competitive advantage. We see this shift playing out …

Innovation

Why Turning Profit and Making a Difference Aren't Mutually Exclusive in Tech

Addressing global issues with emerging tech may be your best path to entrepreneurial success.<p>Whenever a societal crisis occurs, technology seems to be everyone's favorite scapegoat. From tech's contribution to the obesity epidemic, AI predicting when we'll die and concerns regarding cybertheft of …

Artificial Intelligence

How Huron and Innosight Are Using the Dual Transformation Strategy to Innovate in Higher Education

Higher ed institutions are constantly adapting, but how can they plan to stay relevant and innovative for years to come? Many higher ed leaders are …

Higher Education

The World's Most Pioneering Company Of Our Times | Corporate Rebels

When we discuss progressive organizations, many think of high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. And some are surprised that we do not mention them …

Innovation

Discovering Haier’s management transformation process, the management guru Gary Hamel gives the prediction | News | About Haier | Haier Group

Back to 2013, Gary Hamel visited with the puzzle of “how Rendanheyi model developed”, he is now very surprised that Haier has already shifted its …

Innovation

The Leader’s Calendar

In the lexicon of management, the CEO is the epitome of leadership. Yet surprisingly little is known about this unique role. While CEOs are the ultimate power in their companies, they face challenges and constraints that few others recognize.<p>Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex …

Management