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Have you ever worked for a company lacking of transparency? For a company alleging transparency but only on what is convenient for sharing? Foremost if used just as a marketing tool? While reading the Blue Oceans Strategy, among many inspirational paragraphs, there is one in particular talking about why companies are failing in the attempt to translating their strategies into success. One of many recipes for failure turns out to be the lack of transparency and the lack of alignment between people in the organization, resulting in dynamics that are creating silos. Consequently, thinking and acting in a silo mentality, pushes teams in arguing against each other, limiting knowledge sharing and working for their own interest, not for the collective success. Organizations of all sizes are affected. My personal frustration with such organizations is that at the end of the game, they are limiting your professional and individual growth and at the same time… Continue Reading

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I was reading an article from the MIT Sloan Review about the Rise of Strategy Machines which really inspired and challenged my view on technology and human evolution. After machine learning and its branches such as deep learning, neural networks, decision tree learning and many others at the core of AI and robotics; I have been asking myself how long it would take to get into strategy automation? It seems we are not far away from it and on the MIT Sloan’s thought-provoking article there are some references and examples of companies that are actually working on it, perhaps the ones you would not expect. Every job consisting of repetitive and iterative tasks, processes and even problem solving will be replaced by automation during the next 20 years, perhaps sooner. Middle management, business administration, finance, logistics, marketing and many others sectors will be impacted. Where does it leave us? For certain extends it may sound… Continue Reading