Category: Strategy

A New Microsoft

In a stunning display of innovation and polish Microsoft demonstrated it’s new devices strategy yesterday.  It’s already shown it’s almost brutal determination to establish itself as a device agnostic services business over the past year, delivering apps on competing platforms ahead of it’s own, time and time again and Azure...

Building A Business That’s Anti-Fragile

On my personal blog I wrote an article yesterday about how I’ve built an anti-fragile lifestyle, to offset the unpredictability that my health conditions impose.  In this post I thought I would explore how I’ve applied the same principles in business to create an organisation that’s also resilient to the...

How To Do Workplace Design

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. All too often offices are designed based on an efficiency metric that works for the facilities management organisation, cost/person, needs to be...

Doing Whatever It Takes

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. Sometime you need to do whatever it takes; to go to extremes; to work seven days a week; work through the night;...

Sustainable Differentiation

Over the last few months I’ve been giving some thought to what we mean when we talk about differentiation at work and it’s a confusing answer.  Sometimes we mean how we differentiate ourselves on a particular deal, sometime what we currently do better than our competitors and very occasionally we...

When Cost and Value Collide

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. I’ve spent most of my working life at the intersection between cost and value, in that uneasy place where it’s never to...

Working With Microsoft

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog The ‘great’ Jeffrey Snover has written an  extremely interesting blog post that provides a real insight into the new Microsoft.  A Microsoft...