Cognizant on the Next Generation Enterprise

As a strategist, I need to stay on top of how the world of business is changing, especially from an IT perspective.  The world of business is changing faster than ever.   Changes are happening in the ways we work, business models and processes are evolving, customers are changing what they value and how they buy,…

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What are the Keys to Winning in Any Economy?

I’m lucky to have an interview with Irv Rothman, CEO of HP Financial Services. I’m always happy to learn from CEOs and I especially enjoy the way they look at the world.   Edward de Bono has spent a lifetime teaching extraordinary executive thinking skills to ordinary people, and I’m a big believer in learning business…

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Strategy Must Be Dynamic

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." — Winston Churchill Competitive advantage is a moving target.  Static strategies fail in the long run.  Strategy needs to be dynamic.  The challenge never ends. Strategy is an ongoing game where the playing field changes over time. In the book, The Strategist: Be the…

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Life Hacks on Sources of Insight

I now have a life hacks category on Sources of Insight.   It includes strategies and tactics for hacking life and how to live a little better.  It includes posts on life, life quotes, lessons learned in life, and what is the meaning of life. My latest addition to my life hacks bucket is 37 Inspirational…

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Strategic Talent Acquisition

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." — Michael Jordan I’ve been asked recently about competitive talent acquisition strategies.  I’m not a recruiter and I don’t play one on T.V., but I thought I would share what I’ve seen work in the real world. People are the life-blood of any company.  They generate…

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Graham Doig on Value Realization and How to Realize Value from Enterprise Social

This is a guest post by Graham Doig on Value Realization applied to Enterprise Social software projects.   You can think of Value Realization as simply the value extracted from a process or project. Graham is a Business Strategy Consultant (BSC) at Microsoft. He helps Microsoft’s global customers to realize their investment in Microsoft products.  He…

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Steve Ballmer Quotes

This is my roundup of Steve Ballmer quotes. I wanted to gain new insight into what Ballmer is really about.  I find that quotes arranged in meaningful buckets can help tell a story and provide a new lens.  In fact, I was actually surprised by what I ended up with.  I anticipated a focus on…

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The Recipe of Great Leaders: WHY, HOW, WHAT

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” — Bill Gates Seasoned leaders focus on WHAT, and then HOW. Smart leaders start with WHY. So the obvious conclusion is that the right recipe is WHY, WHAT, HOW. But that’s the surprise. The most effective leaders know the recipe…

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The Power of Values

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” — Henry David Thoreau Values are the ultimate lightening-rod.  They bring people together, or divide them apart. If you don’t get how much values shape a company, from the people they hire to the people they fire, check out Video interview with Simon Sinek about…

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What are the Most Useful CIO Resources?

What are the most useful CIO Resources you turn to? Here are a few I know of …   800 CEO Read Accenture (Latest Thinking) Booz Allen (Ideas & Insights) CIO Enterprise Insights CIO Insight CIO Magazine CIO Today Cognizant (Future of Work) Deloitte Press (Where Ideas Prosper) Directions on Microsoft Forrester Gartner HBR (Blog…

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