This list of personal values are so flipping important for success

Customers have changed, it’s not just technology  current global turmoil, there has been a values shift in societies attitudes towards globalisation, business, finance and consumerism. Our research undertaken in TomorrowToday’s laboratory is revealing that values-focused businesses are the way of the future. If you want your business and brand to be part of a new […]

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Bill Gates says the world is getting better not worse. Should you believe him?

“I woke up this morning,”  writes Bill Gate  “and, like most days, I read the news. It’s grim. Hurricanes in the Americas have killed dozens of people and displaced far more. Mexico is recovering from its most powerful earthquake in a century. North Korea is threatening its neighbors. The civil war in Syria seems to […]

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The 80 billion dollar reason for joining a remarkable movement powering business as a force for good

Join now and create the future   Here are some headlines from this story – $5 billion in illegal payments – 80 politicians under investigation including current and former presidents – 16 countries on 4 continents caught up – Petrobras shares lost $80bn in value – Odebrecht fined $2.6bn by the US Dept for Justice […]

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Are you ready to catch the next innovation wave?

Innovation can be viewed as a process involving a series of discrete break-through inventions followed by incremental improvements which eventually leverage the full potential of the initial invention. It goes like this: Entrepreneurial start-ups experiment with  their  energy, time and capital, they take risks until they’ve cracked the profit code. Once the entrepreneur has done […]

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7 steps to doing remarkable things and creating a freaking awesome future

This century should be rather remarkable but it will not just happen, you have to create it. Ancient Greeks had two concepts of time, chronos and kairos. The former referring to the sequential progress of time; and, the latter, opportune moments – pockets of exceptional time, rare instants, seasons when people tuned towards change seize […]

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Don’t f^%k-up the world, take your broken heart and do remarkable things

  Meryl Streep,  an actress who has achieved remarkable things, “slammed Donald Trump, honoured her late friend Carrie Fisher and praised a room full of Hollywood “outsiders” while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globes” says Rolling Stones Magazine. Twitter  and the media is awash with comments about her talk and […]

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3 Steps for creating sustainable competitive advantage

If your organisation suddenly disappeared would it leave a hole no one could fill or would customers respond saying: “nah what hole?” Being efficient and effective no longer guarantees competitiveness, rather delivering meaningfulness does. Here are three steps that you can follow for  delivering meaningfulness: Step One: Ask yourself, within my world of influence, what […]

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Trump and BREXIT did the impossible. Now it’s your turn to shock your Mum

At just past midnight (GMT), on the 20th July, Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination for US president. When Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president, many people dismissed his candidacy as a joke.  Seems that Trump is having the last laugh now.  Over the past year, the property developer from New York […]

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Migrants, economic meltdown or boon?

Demographics is the quantifiable study of populations based on factors such as age, race, sex, economic status, level of education, income level and employment, among others. It is typically one of the slower moving forces of change but as we look to the near future, demographics will become a most potent force of disruption. Demographic […]

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Your Destination Defines Your Destiny and how you live life. So why don’t you have one dipstick?

Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 – 1917 is one of the most incredible adventure stories of all time. When the great explorer advertised for men to join his expedition this is the advert he posted: Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and […]

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Some stunningly disruptive demographic stats about the world population by 2060

Disruptive forces are growing in complexity, velocity and impact. One of the slower moving forces is demographics and this force is now a growing tsunami which will crash on the shores of both developed and developing economies. No region or country will be immune to the impact of demographic disruption over the next 50 years. […]

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The Rise of the Quester Intrapreneur

Quester  intrapreneur, n. 1 A person  who works inside major corporations or organizations to develop and promote practical solutions to social, ethical, operational  or environmental challenges where progress is currently stalled by market and business failures. 2 A person  who applies the principles of social entrepreneurship inside a major organization. 3 Someone who strives to […]

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The quest for wonky veg

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal is a celebrity chef on a quest to reduce food waste and has embarked on an audacious journey to cajole grocery retailers into buying and selling what he calls “wonky vegetables.” Here is why Hugh has embarked on his quest. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption […]

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New Business Book – Quest – Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, written by Dean van Leeuwen

What if we could empower people everywhere to have the courage and conviction to do their small bit or big bit to change the world? What if through the power of quest we created a culture where people believed they could make a difference? We would craft more wholesome and inspiring jobs, truly ethical businesses, […]

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Here is why, Apple is losing its sparkle and what it can do to regain some shimmer

Apple, the iconic tech giant has been the world’s most valuable listed company for nearly 5 years, largely thanks to the sale of over 700m iPhones. Just today (27.01.16) Apple announced the biggest quarterly  year-on-year results by a public company in history. Apple announced: “Record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit […]

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Quest to go to the moon

Fifty-Three years ago today on September 12, 1962, President Kennedy delivered his speech “We choose to go to the moon”  before a crowd of 35,000 people in the Rice University football stadium, Houston, Texas. In this speech JFK introduced the audience to one of humankind’s greatest ever quests. It was a quest that changed the […]

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Techniques to bring your story to life.

I was invited to work yesterday with one of my favourite partners; the London Business School and present to one of their clients, a large international Telecoms company. The presentation I gave is called Herding Cats  and it explores the new world of customer loyalty and suggests frameworks that marketing, customer experience and customer insight […]

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Games for grown ups

Imagine a game where there are no evil monsters, deranged zombies or blood sucking aliens, no high-calibre weapons and most surprisingly no scorekeeping of any sort. Rather the game is an allegorical adventure that explores how we might understand and integrate past experiences in order to grow and accept who we are now. Deep heady […]

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The leader’s most important job

Discovery leaders explore new ways. New business and markets are created because someone found a better way to do something. Discovery is an adventure. Imagination, design and creativity are the lexicons of discovery. It is fleet of foot, nimble and athletic. Discovery is where value is born, nurtured and grown. If discovery leadership results in […]

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Celebrating 45 years since the moon Landing and why more audacious quests are needed

Exactly 45 years ago today, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon  achieving one of humankind’s greatest quests. With his  words “One small leap for man, one giant leap for mankind” Armstrong captured the essence of a quest ““ endeavours taken by an individual or group of individuals to enhance and further the lives of others. […]

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