Thou shall not conform

  Differentiate or Die (Jack Trout) A short history of business and a quick reality check. As the late Steve Paul Jobs said “You cannot connect the dots looking forward. It is by looking backward that we make sense of the world in which we live”. The only way we earn the moral right to […]

The future of innovation: Design Thinking

To innovate, you must design. Innovation is hard. We now know, thanks to Rita McGrath (Professor, Columbia Business School and author of the End of Competitive Advantage) that there is no such thing as sustainable competitive advantage. We live in a very unpredictable world where the rate of change is accelerating at geometric proportions. New […]

Melting Moments

  Prologue I recently took two weeks’ vacation away from work. This is the first truly leisure vacation since coming to Lagos in February 2008 and as you can imagine, the experience has been surreal to say the least. In the two weeks which ends today, I have had a taste of a different life […]