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Defeated Before The Starter’s Gun!“Track 4: Managing Organization Change (Helping Tired and Overworked Professionals with Today’s Workplace Realities)”
1 Year = 1.5 Wal*Marts03.27.99: $167B03.27.00: $555BP.S.: Wal*Mart = #8 in 2000
Pentium III 800MHz: $42,893.00/#Hermes Scarf: $1,964.29Saving Private Ryan on DVD: $874.75Mercedes-Benz: $18.98Hot-rolled steel: $0.19Source: Fortune (3.20.00)
“Researchers say they have found a way to mate human cells with circuitry in a ‘bionic chip’ … The tiny device – smaller and thinner than a strand of hair – combines a healthy human cell with an electronic circuitry chip.”AP/AOL/02-00
No Wiggle Room!“Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.” Nicholas Negroponte
Just Say No …“I don’t intend to be known as the ‘King of the Tinkerers.’ ”CEO, large financial services company (New York, 5-99)
Welcome to the Land of the True Believers!“We have the ability to turn the economy upside down, to enhance lives, and to drive civilization forward.”Michael Saylor,MicroStrategy
Jacques’ New New FordFord + MSN CarPointFord + Yahoo!Ford + OracleFord + HP/MCIWorldcomEtc.Etc.
“There is probably going to be more confusion in the business world in the next decade than there has been in any decade in history.”Steve Case (2-00)
T.T.D.sThe next slide is the first of many “T.T.D.” activities. I.e.: Things To Do. These are by and large shorthand forms of training exercises I use. Also: Most of these T.T.D. slides have accompanying Notes.(See following slide.)Tom Peters
T.T.D./True or False:“incrementalism”VERSUS“innovation”?
Notes Page • This is a daunting issue. There is no “right answer.” But it merits constant, conscious debate. Consider the value of incremental change. [Kaizen, etc.] And discuss whether or not this thwarts “BIG” initiatives aimed at wholesale reinvention. • Also: Consider … “Can we do both?” [I’m not sure.] P.S.: This crucial issue holds for Finance Departments as much as Product Divisions. And it holds for the smallest and newest of businesses! THIS DEBATE IS WORTH LOTS OF TIME! KEEP IT PRACTICAL!
Part I: Forces @ WorkPart II: Brand InsidePart III: Brand OutsidePart IV: Brand Leadership
Brand It!Now, More Than Ever!“The increasing difficulty in differentiating between products and the speed with which competitors take up innovations will assist in the rise and rise of the brand.”Gillian Law and Nick Grant, Management [New Zealand]
Forget > Learn“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.”Dee Hock
“When asked to name just one big merger that had lived up to expectations, Leon Cooperman, former cochairman of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Policy Committee, answered: ‘I’m sure there are success stories out there, but at this moment I draw a blank.’ ”Mark Sirower, The Synergy Trap
“Acquisitions are about buying market share. Our challenge is to create markets. There is a big difference.” Peter Job, CEO, Reuters
“We chose not to do a discounted cash flow analysis of their future earnings. We wanted their talent and we wanted their intellectual property.” Art Reidel, CEO, Pharsight
“Our ideal acquisition is a small startup that has a great technology product on the drawing board that is going to come out in six to twelve months. We buy the engineers and the next generation product. …” John Chambers, Cisco
G.M. = The Recruitment and Development of Top Talent. [Period!]V.C. = Bets on “Talent.” Bets on Projects. [Period!]
Silicon Valley Success Secrets“Pursuit of risk”: 4 of 20 in V.C. portfolio go bust; 6 lose money; 6 do okay; 3 do well; 1 hits the jackpotSource: The Economist
“Steve Ross had a wonderful philosophy: People get fired for not making mistakes.”Bob Pittman
“R & D”Intel’s venture fund: 275 investments, $8BSource: Fast Company , eCompany
T.T.D.Evaluate your portfolio of projects [and people]: Are you placing enough interesting [long shot?] bets?
Notes Page • Be brutally honest! • Hint: This holds for you and me as individuals as well as for our unit.
“With the arrival of the Internet, corporate control has completely disappeared. Business today is about all kinds of companies participating to make something happen. Nobody knows any more what the products will do and what the markets will be. Markets define themselves. You have to be able to react to them organically….“Control is an illusion. I don’t think that it ever existed, but now even the illusion is gone.”Avram Miller
Paradox ReduxAtlanta: +113,600 = #1 metro areaLayoffs [major]: BellSouth, Lockheed, Coca-Cola
Notes Page • So … what … exactly … are you doing to DESTROY what you [and yours] are today? List every Project that aims to ATTACK today’s “culture” and assumptions. Be specific!
ERP, ASP, ECM, Web, Etc.IT’S THE GIANT SUCKING SOUND OF SLACK BEING EXTRACTED FROM THE GLOBAL ECONOMY!
The Pincer 5“Destructive” entrepreneurs/ Global Competition“White Collar Robots”THE INTERNET![E.g.: GM + Ford + DaimlerChrysler]Global Outsourcing[E.g.: India, Mexico]Speed!!