6 Questions for Effective Coaching

“In my years of executive coaching and research about behavioral change, I have learned one key lesson, which has near-universal applicability: We do not get better without structure.”, says Marshall Goldsmith

Crisp and short video by Marshall on the topic: Go here and invest the two minutes.

The 10th Anniversary of the iPad: A Perspective from the Windows Team

A perspective from the Windows team.

It didn’t quite change everything it promised; but people preferred it, and they changed what they did in order to use it. Fully story -> Follow Me.

Testing Business Ideas with David J. Bland

Ideas need to be tested to see what they need to succeed.

David hopes to influence change in funding startups, as he believes that it should be based on evidence rather than emotion. Keep reading here.

Dyson has scrapped its electric car project

Dyson have determined their electric car business model is not commercially viable.

It’s not the first project which has changed direction and it will not be the last. A key aspect to innovation. Keep reading here.

The Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade

In an era of relentless change, a company survives and thrives based on its ability to re-position itself to create a new future.

Innovation is required in both the exploitation of existing business models and the exploration of new ones. Nice 7 minutes read here.

Apple Finally Confronts Its Growth-Starved Reality

Apple is finally displaying a willingness to change its business model.

Smartphone sales have stalled globally and Apple are going wide rather than narrow to continue growing it’s business. Continue reading here.

Entrepreneurs, Then and Now

CEO of Slack, Stewart Butterfield, interviews the a16z co-founders in this special episode of the a16z Podcast to commemorate their 10th anniversary.

Learn what’s changed – not just in tech, but in profiles of entrepreneurs – in the last ten years. Nice podcast – 45 minutes to listen here.

Sears Could’ve Been Amazon, What Happened?

Sears built its original success by being the mail-order Amazon of its day.

This story reminds us that these things can happen so easily without even being visible, and that needs to change! Watch the 6 minutes video here.

How to Adapt and Flow

At age 26, Chip Conley founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality and grew the company into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the United States.

Learn the valuable insights that have allowed him to flourish while shifting roles and accommodating to cultural change. Hey, and this time you can relax and lean back when watching the 45 minutes video here! 🙂

The Most Valuable Company (for Now) Is Having a Nadellaissance

Microsoft have survived an innovator’s dilemma alongside an identity crisis.

Understand and read here (5 minutes read) why you can’t suddenly change who you are without understanding who you are first.