Garage Gigs for Growth (#5) This weeks Garage Gig for Growth provides a framework for understanding the difference between different disruptive innovation growth strategies. It’s a powerful way to think about your growth strategies and the potential for future competition in your market. Disruption and innovation are overused terms and often mentioned together as […]
I was very pleased to be a guest on David Frizzell’s Team Guru podcast. We talk about the difference between Disruption and Innovation with lots of examples.
FAST-Hacks for Disruptive Strategies When Amazon decided to acquire Wholefoods and plunge into bricks and mortar food retail… When Netflix decided to invest billions in becoming a content creator instead of just a distributor… When McDonald’s Australia launched McCafe in a world first… When Starbucks moved from coffee wholesaler to retailer… When IBM moved from […]
David and I discuss my book Xcelerate as well as disruption, business model innovation and change.
Garage Gigs for Growth (#3) There are different types of Innovation. Australia for years now has been obsessed with Company Innovation, working to make things more optimised and efficient in an effort to drive costs lower. Finding new ways to take labour out of the product and service offering has been a national sport. […]
Garage Gigs for Growth (#2) Innovation has been high on the National and Corporate agenda for the past couple of years. There has been a lot of money and resources sloshing around focused on getting new growth opportunities to fly. But just like the Birdman Rally at Moomba, some endeavours are doing better than others. […]
There are 24 Business Models. Period. Whether you are an Intrapreneur or an Entrepreneur, you frequently hear about the need to find, innovate, decide or shift your business model. But what does that mean? What does one look like? Amazon, Netflix, Uber and Airbnb changed the prevailing business models in their industries – didn’t they? […]
Entrepreneurs haven’t changed but the world they live in has Once upon a time, If you investigate who coined the term Entrepreneur you’ll see Jean- Baptiste Say (1767-1842) widely credited as doing so around 1800. Whilst it’s true he popularised it, he was not the originator. That accolade goes to an Irish economist and financier […]
I am not here to tell you it’s a problem when your good employees find a job elsewhere. Or that a great culture helps to retain them. I am not even going to quote the hundred millionth statistic that shows how it costs more to replace than to retain, that productivity is higher when peoples’ […]
We used to get petrol from Service Stations. We’d pull up, stay in our cars and say “fill‘er up and can you check the oil, water and tyres please”. Not so anymore. Esso, Ampol and Golden Fleece names have disappeared too. The Big Oil Brands worked to differentiate themselves mainly through brand marketing given their […]