We all crave success. We join companies, we build companies, we strive to close the perfect deal. But here’s the thing: Success is complex, and in the process of striving for it, we might be forgetting the most essential ingredient.
We’ve been talking about a sustainable future for a long time now, but one thing still strikes me: Many people are just waiting for it to happen. Of course this isn’t the way to success, nor is it the way towards sustainability.
Instead, I like to look at the future like building a puzzle. Skill by skill, idea by idea, we all have to add a piece. What contribution can you make? Here are 7 questions to ask yourself to approach a new business or simply re-evaluate a current one. Continue reading
The recent scandal about Volkswagen, which keeps us busy these days, made me think about disruptive innovation and why we lack it in Europe.
The concept of disruptive innovation was first raised by Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma in the late 1990s. An innovator’s dilemma is the choice between focusing on clients’ current needs (i.e. product development) versus creating a completely new product according to future demand (disruptive innovation). Continue reading