Using agile to accelerate your data transformation

Data-management issues can undermine companies’ ability to create value from analytics. Some businesses are using agile principles to make sure data are available when and where they are needed.

Got interested? Keep reading original post from McKinsey here

The impact of agility

How to shape your organization to compete – Insights from over 2,000 global respondents reveal the recipe for an agile transformation that delivers real business impact.

Agility is on everyone’s lips—online searches for “agile transformation” yield around 100 million hits, and the stories of well-known pioneers circulate widely. But is this just hype, or are there real benefits to be gained? Is agility just noise from the IT department, or an opportunity that merits serious attention from the top team? And if pursuing agility yields benefits, what is the recipe for success?

To find the answers keep reading here the original post on McKinsey & Company.

Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Giphy is a massive video library, with hundreds of millions of daily users that share billions of GIFs, that generates revenue via branded content. Adding Facebook’s ad sales and marketing firepower could be what transforms it from a popular service into a highly profitable one. Keep reading here.

Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation

Helping elephants do ballet with Tendayi Viki.

The most successful companies should be the most worried about the future. Roughly 7 minutes Q&A video if you follow this link.

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.

A Guide for Intrapreneurs

How employees can catalyze innovation from within organisations.

Only eight of the thirty most transformative innovations were first conceived by entrepreneurs; 22 were conceived by employees. Keep reading the story here.

Most Companies Lack A Defined Innovation Strategy

Innovation efforts are shifting from invention and R&D to full transformation.

Executing before your organization has a defined strategy can cause more confusion & conflict. Read the 2 minutes story here.

Why Digital Transformation Isn’t About Digital

Years after the necessity of digital transformation efforts hit the business world’s radar, they remain critical to a company’s success. They also remain incredibly difficult to do successfully.

Why? Most focus on getting the “digital” part right—and don’t focus enough on nailing the “transformation.”. Keep reading here.

Business leaders gird for ‘organizational explosions’

A framework for successful transformations.

The path to digital transformation is littered with episodes that disrupt customers, employees, and partners. Reading and watching (video): follow me.

A New Way For Electricity

A fascinating insight into how a 100-year-old business model is undergoing radical transformation.

In today’s world it’s riskier to kind of maintain the status quo than it is to try and do something different. 5-6 minutes read here.