Year: 2014

Angry Birds Layoffs: Poor strategic aim causes pigs to proliferate as Rovio’s growth slows

Angry Birds Layoffs Rovio announced layoffs today as reported in Wired Rovio Layoffs Prove Mobile Gaming Is an Industry of One-Hit Wonders (October 2, 2014,) and elsewhere. I don’t believe, however, that Rovio’s issues stem from the inherent nature of mobile gaming. If we look at their iconic games, we find “innovations” that distract from gameplay.

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HBR – CIOs: Scenario Planning Can Save Your Job

It’s the rare CIO who applies scenario planning to the business of IT. Yet, in a function driven by innovation and the uncertainties surrounding the application and implication of future technologies, not using scenarios is tantamount to management malpractice. Scenarios can help IT organizations create more resilient plans, practice for business climate changes, and better drive innovation..

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Scenario Planning: Getting to the Matrix

The creation of the matrix is the most intellectually challenging analysis that takes place during a scenario planning project, and also the intuitive. Because of this dual nature, it is also the most difficult to teach because the process uses and combination of implicit and tacit knowledge. This blog post intends to make the implicit.

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How to write a good scenario planning focal question

The focal question in scenario planning acts as an anchor and as a fence. It anchors the project so that people are clear about what they are solving for. “The future of learning” will pull in dialog about learning, acting like gravity, placing appropriate ideas, concepts and evidence in orbit, while material not related to.

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Why Big Data is Ringing You Up at Dinner

Big data wants to know how you will vote in November (it also wanted to know how voters would lean in the Scottish national vote and other exercises in democracy around the world). Well, not big data exactly but other bigs: big business, big campaigns. But there is no data about the future. Events about the.

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Transmissions in Blue and Yellow from Comic-Con 2014

There was little trepidation. I had been to big technology shows before: CES and Comdex both sprawled across the vastness of Las Vegas. And as expected, Comic-Con was a more contained event, a more intimate venue, despite its propensity to spill into the streets of San Diego. Comic-Con is not small by any means, but.

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How to Think About Voting For Uncertainties in a Scenario Planning Project

Voting for uncertainties in a scenario planning project is counterintuitive and sometimes overwhelming. The list of items arrives for consideration from interviews and research in which the people voting didn’t likely participate. That means that people voting need to familiarize themselves with the items on the list. Outside-In Thinking More importantly, there is a key.

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CIOs: The Apple Watch Will Change the Way People Work

With the announcement of Apple Watch on September 9, 2014, Apple formally entered the consumer market known as wearables. As analysts, buyers and consumers ogle the leather and steel, magnetic charger, digital crown and host of other features, they are missing one key point: Apple will yet again, perhaps unintentionally, change the way people work..

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3 Marketing Tech Mistakes All Small Businesses Should Avoid

  3 Marketing Technology Mistakes Marketing technology mistakes are all too common in small businesses. I just called a landscaping company for a quote. They may be a fine company, I don’t know, but they exhibited all three mistakes that small businesses make when it comes to technology, which makes me worry about their attention to.

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Let Taylor Swift Help You Breakup with Your Strategic Plan

 Image from original Fast Company Post Strategy is messy, chaotic, and transformative, just like a youthful romance. You know you need to break up with your strategic plan. So who better than the Bard of Breakups herself to offer searing guidance on how to break with your strategic plan? Several years ago at a Microsoft analyst meeting, Steve Ballmer.

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