The Gift of Time

Back to 2010 It was barely a few months after leaving my job. I helped with the divestitures of two major business units of a company that was once great. My process and systems knowledge and experience gleaned from years of business transformation programs was useful. But it was time to hand the reins over to another. […]

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Greatness And The Heart To Serve

What do we mean by greatness? In sports, athletes who score the highest, gain the most medals, win the most games are often called great. They are given ‘keys’ to the city, receive medals, offered lucrative sponsorship deals, march at the head of the team through cheering crowds. They are raised above the shoulders of […]

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Business Architecture — Who Cares?

In my previous post Distilling 58 million Search Results on Business Transformation!? I coined the term ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ of business transformation to illustrate what is involved. The ‘hardware’ of business transformation relate to the structural aspects of change such as program management structure, governance, systems and tools, to name a few. In contrast, the ‘software’ of […]

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What is the price of hope?

Today I was early for a lunch meeting with a friend in the digital media industry. We were meeting near Central Station. Central Station at noon was moderately crowded but I found an empty seat in the main concourse, close to the shops. I was browsing through the HBR blog on my iPad when I […]

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Moonshots, anyone?

Astro Teller (Captain of Moonshots, Google X) was interviewed in this BBC news article. He said, “Being afraid to fail is almost a guarantee of the glass ceiling of what can be achieved.” So what is a moonshot? It is about solving problems to make the situation ten times better in ten years. Astro Teller and his […]

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