Beer is an old invention. At least, 5000 year old actually and some argue it could be even 12,000 years old, so the industry has seen millennia of innovation, but like with many industries the last few years have seen an uptick in the speed of innovation.

I thought it…


Here is an interesting thing I just learned today: AkzoNobel, the paint company, has sold a lot of paint the last few months. What makes it interesting is the reason:

There was a virus outbreak in Wuhan.

And then it spread to Italy.

And then it spread to the rest…


“I believe that our mission is to provide goods and services that make people throughout the world happy, or, in other words, to “mass produce” happiness.”

The words are from Toyota President Akio Toyoda on May 12, 2020 at the announcement of the year-end financial results for the term ended…


Do you need a different kind of creativity as a senior leader compared to when you started your career? If so, how is it different?

That was the reflection that came out of my discussion with Ashish Babu, Chief Marketing Officer for Europe & UK at Tata Consultancy Services.

Tata…


“I see broken processes in my dreams.”

Those were the words that made me know that my interview with Neil Ackerman would be an interesting one, and he said it straight out of the gate when I had a chance to talk to him. …


According to Greek mythology the Sirens lured sailors to wreck their ships on the rocky coast of the island of Sirenum scopuli by singing and playing beautifully. Could it be that managers are similarly being lured to wreck their companies by the calls of disruption?

That is what I talked…


After the discussion I just had with Yaron Flint I will never look at the word “experience” in the same way, and I hope this text will inspire you to look at experience in a new way too.

Let me elaborate, but first let me introduce you to Yaron. Yaron…


What is the antonym for “Ego”?

According to the dictionary, it is words like “bashfulness”, “self-doubt” and “disgrace”, implying that “ego” is a good thing.

But ego — your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability — can also be a negative thing…


One of the biggest advantages of working for a large organization is that it is big.

That might sound like an obvious statement, but for too many people in too many organizations, that’s an insight that they are not harnessing.

But they should.

And imagine if they did.

The ability…


I learned about “ice walking” from Giannis Sotiriou, Head of Innovation & Strategy at Optima Foods. Optima Foods is a leading imports and distribution company of Greek food products in the United States.

The very first thing Giannis said to me in our interview was: ”I work with innovation, but…

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