How to learn new skills

Feeling stuck at work, and in life, is not uncommon. But it can become particularly bothersome when you’re in the position of managing others who rely on your guidance and wisdom. Fortunately, there’s a way to get unstuck: Learning new skills is key to greasing the wheels of creativity, personal development, and productivity. 

Learning can be honed through practice. Here’s an effective strategy to continually learn, grow, and achieve development goals. Got interested? Keep reading here the original post from McKinsey on 3x3x3 intentional learning.

Elements Paving The Path To The Metaverse

Thomas has been attending the Munich TechDays this year as Rainmaker from Metacity and gave a speech on the upper mentioned topic.

“What a great and awesome day at #MunichTechDays it has been! WoW! Totally overwhelmed meeting all the old and new friends – and on top chatting with outstanding inspiring industry megastars! Thank you Peter Moehring and the overall team that made this event happen this year! I truly enjoyed sharing my view on #Metaverse in my presentation for #MetaCity “Elements Paving The Path To The Metaverse”. “

“Good to see the brave and strong traction, which is being generated in this field – really, really happy to see that!” The full presentation can be seen here:

Another extreme pleasure and honour it was to be on the same stage in the #AI and #Metaverse slot – talking about the #MetaVerse with Kevin Niekrawietz today at the #MunichTechDays. For sure we will follow on a dozen of super-creative (and most probably very tangible) topics for the #future.

In the meantime we are wrapping our minds around the challenge on how to beam and morph bikes into the #Metacity … probably #NFT is a viable solution? Paid with #MetaCity #TOQNs?!”

Looking forward to next year!!

#Metaverse #metacity #metabusiness #metalifes #metasociety #metaspaces #metaart #trecos #growth #shiftgears #team #nft #vr #ar #digitalid #digitalasset #blockchain #smartcontracts #dapp #DeFi #DAO #web3

How can CFOs rebrand themselves as innovation allies?

CFOs continue to have an innovation problem—or, rather, teams in their organizations think they do. Research shows that many business unit leaders view the CFO and the finance team as obstacles, not allies, to the innovation process.

How the CFO can better support innovation

  • Build innovation goals into the company’s plans for growth
  • Discover and validate untested assumptions about an innovation project
  • Speed up the standard budget process
  • Establish metrics specific to innovation projects
  • Upskill and empower the finance team

The long-standing perception of CFOs as obstacles to innovation is stale—and mostly incorrect. CFOs who perpetuate the old mindsets and processes associated with innovation initiatives may put their organizations’ long-term health and viability at risk. But those who work to become innovation allies stand to boost value creation substantially and to improve both the company culture and the bottom line.

Read the full story from McKinsey here

Balancing digital and physical channels in retail banking

Banking distribution needs to account for the evolving interdependencies between channels. Accelerating digital and upgrading the physical experience to “phygital” offers a viable solution.

Institutions that act promptly can expect to reignite growth and distance themselves from slower-moving competitors. Success depends on creating truly unique-to-digital experiences in harmony with improving and enhancing physical channels with digital elements. These banks will provide a “phygital” human experience that contributes significantly to the satisfaction and trust that customers across demographics are still seeking.

Read the full story from McKinsey’s here.