Kristian Lykkegaard Sørensen

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Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave

One of the most consistent patterns in business is the failure of leading companies to stay at the top of their industries when technologies or markets change. Goodyear and Firestone entered the radial-tire market quite late. Xerox let Canon create the small-copier market. Bucyrus-Erie allowed …

Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/how-innovation-is-reshaping-europes-urban-environmentFri, 06 Jul …

The Metamorphosis of the CIO

As we all know, the very nature of the enterprise is changing. This is the result of the rapid shifts that have been occurring in the business world over the last few years–the commoditization of goods and services, the individuation of value, the transformation of the workforce–which I discussed …

Three Ways CIOs Can Connect with the C-Suite

There is a marked dissonance between CIOs and the C-suite — a fact that we uncovered in new research conducted with HBR, The Economist, CEB, and TNS Global. We have identified the problem, which is that CEOs believe that the CIO does not understand or help with the CEO’s issues and the needs of the …

Researchers build miniature flying robots, modeled on Drosophila

Piezoelectric muscles flap tiny, gossamer wings.<p>It's relatively easy to get something big and heavy to fly. With enough equipment, it's possible to …

IT-professor om fremtidens NemID: »Det handler om gennemsigtighed

Danmarks digitale login-løsninger, NemLog-in og NemID, bør være mere robuste – blandt andet for at sikre, at systemerne, der er en central del af den …

Microsoft: Få din Windows-desktop via skyen

Microsoft vil angiveligt bruge selskabets Azure-sky til at tilbyde desktop- og applikationsvirtualisering på bestilling. Det skriver ZDNet-blogger og …

Stop Telling Your Employees What to Do

I will never forget the experiences of getting my first suit. I was 12 years old and my father took me to a department store on 18th street in New York City. I was very excited; this was the transition to feeling grown up. A real milestone. I would have a suit like all the grown men I knew.<p>At the …

How CIOs Can Keep In Step With CEOs

We know there’s dissonance between corporate IT and the C-suite. New research, conducted with HBR, <i>The Economist</i>, CEB, and TNS Global, reveals that CEOs believe CIOs are not in sync with the new issues CEOs are facing. CEOs also tell us that CIOs do not understand where the business needs to go and …

The IT Conversation We Should Be Having

It has been a while since I was a parent of teenagers, but I remember when the question, “Have you had the conversation yet?” made me break out in cold sweats. The Conversation is also a 1974 film by Francis Ford Coppola whose themes include the role of technology in society and being so focused on …

Standard Operating Procedures Can Make You More Flexible

Most people think standard operating procedures are a strait jacket that limits their flexibility. Yet in our increasingly complex world of work, with so many possible decisions and steps, clever use of standards can liberate. They can actually make it easier to tailor customer experiences at low …

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

One of my young clients, let’s call her Julie, is on a mission. Julie has an idea, one that has been gestating in her mind for quite some time, but now she realizes that for her idea to have any impact at all she will have to “go public” with it. Julie believes there are countless intelligent, …

Overcome the Complexity Within You

Although it doesn’t show up explicitly in any personality test, some people seem to be more prone to creating complexity than others. Instead of cutting to the heart of an issue, they tangle it further; rather than narrowing down projects, they allow the scope to keep expanding; and instead of …

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

I admit that I’m prone to an optimistic outlook, a belief that most problems can be tackled with hard work and the right mindset. I’ve read the research that indicates that positive thinkers tend to do better in school, work and life. Perhaps I even assumed that optimism was infectious and that …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

In Frontier Markets, Invest for the Long (and Longer) Term

Earlier this year, I received some lessons on what wins in frontier markets from former Coca Cola CEO Neville Isdell. “Young markets need a long investment horizon,” Neville told me. “U.S. companies, in general, don’t have the long-term view that they need. If a U.S. CEO says he or she’s building …

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms …