CBA has bought a $300,000 robot to put in its innovation lab. That’s a pretty symbolic statement for a company with over 1100 branches. Estimates of the impact of Robotic Process Automation on bank branch jobs vary considerably, potentially ‘saving’ between 20% and 50% of employee’s routine processing. As with driverless transport, the economic case […]
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 […]
It doesn’t much matter which stats and odds you look at (and we’ll get to a few in a minute), business longevity is falling. At the same time there is an increasingly attractive world to employees outside our larger institutions, for employment and entrepreneurship. Capital and knowledge have become more accessible in the digital, sharing […]
It was terrible. Head office was sending strategies from the US that just weren’t working in Asia Pac. And it was like no one wanted to know what wasn’t working. People were ticking boxes, making sure they were using the rhetoric of the day. The way to get ahead was not to rock the boat […]
Because so many good companies have their origins in their garages, I thought I’d have a crack at a series of 3 minute videos, my garage gigs for growth, to help organisations shift to their future, faster. These short videos will be along two key themes: Intrapreneurship and Business Model Innovation Basically we need to […]
garage gigs for growth 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. Are […]
David and I discuss my book Xcelerate as well as disruption, business model innovation and change.