Lessons on speed: Samsung and Apple

The Cost of Delay for organisations that are not market leaders is very high. Whilst companies employing a “Fast Follower” strategy don’t have to invest as much time to discover …

Steve Jobs, by ANDRÉ CARRILHO

What’s required: Vision or Passion

My last post about whether genius required the internet for “closed” to beat “open” ended by suggesting that it was actually the passing of time – which none of us …

Apple needed time, not the internet.

There’s been an interesting discussion brewing over the last few days. It all started with Tim Wu presenting his argument that “Open” beats “Closed”. He surmises that Apple only managed …

A History of VFQ: Value, Flow, Quality

Simon Schama’s “A history of Britain” is deliberately titled “A history” rather than “The history” for the simple reason that there are many versions of Britain’s history. In the same …

Planning for success

During the first World War Winston Churchill famously lost his job as First Lord of the Admiralty as a result of the failed 

Real Options: Embracing Uncertainty

Delaying a decision as long as possible is often a good idea! Sounds counterintuitive doesn’t it, particularly for those of us with a well developed “sense of urgency” (like me!). …