A future of myriad microbusinesses?

A future of myriad microbusinesses?

Entrepreneurship

After writing about big companies and innovation, how they should change their inner structure and culture in order to keep up, I found this 1998 Harvard business review;

Despite all the recent talk of decentralized management, empowered employees, and horizontal processes, the large industrial organization continues to dominate the economy today…… but we see sign of a counterphenomenon: the disintegration of the larger corporation.

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Big enterprises are you ready to innovate big?

Big enterprises are you ready to innovate big?

customer development Entrepreneurship

As tech startups start to disrupt markets where enterprises ruled for decades, the need for innovation becomes bigger. Some turn to me and ask; “-Can you help us do lean customer development.” “-Can you help us think more visually.”  “-Can you help us be more like a lean startup.”  “-Can you help us be more innovative.” And although that first realization, by at least the one person that asks, that somethings need to change is a good start. It is no where enough for that company to stay on top. Continue reading

The European Startup Manifesto; a visualization

The European Startup Manifesto; a visualization

Entrepreneurship Visualization

Neelie Smit Kroes called out on twitter recently “Calling all millennials! Sign our #startupmanifesto”. I think we should and not just the millennials amongst us. The more people sign it, support it and the measures proposed, the more likely actual actions will be undertaken to make sure the manifest will become more than just that. Continue reading

Hierarchy? We are becoming ‘social structured’, so should companies.

Hierarchy? We are becoming ‘social structured’, so should companies.

Entrepreneurship Visualization

I’ve mentioned it before; hierarchy within companies something of the past rather than a sustainable structure for the future. I’ve seen companies struggle with structure when social media made its way into peoples lives, changing the way we connect to one another. Changing the way we can express thoughts, our ideas, our knowledge through these new networks of likeminded and interconnected individuals. The old structure of enterprises is not fit to handle this new socially structured, real-time communication. Continue reading

The quest for the one true data wizard; a visual experiment

The quest for the one true data wizard; a visual experiment

Entrepreneurship inspiration Visualization

I was thinking about Big Data and the quest that a lot of companies seem to have for that one Data wizard that will be the answer to all of their Data questions. And though I am not convinced of one data wizard or analist or specialist being the answer, I wasn’t getting my head around what should be the answer either. Continue reading