Everybody wants to be innovative. It’s one of those universally positive traits, like intelligence and courage. Nobody ever said ”John would be a great guy if he just weren’t so darn innovative.” (Believe me, nobody has ever said that). Innovation is also highly valued in the corporate world. In a 2010 study, Boston Consulting Group […]
Big Data has been the big “buzz” with thought-leaders over the past couple of years. Accenture, IBM and other consulting giants are investing heavily in their Big Data consulting practices. McKinsey claims it is the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity.
So what’s keeping your company from harnessing the potential?
A recent study by Neil Perkin of eConsultancy, entitled “Digital Marketing: Organizational Structures and Resourcing”, highlights the challenges many eBusinesses face in finding “T-shaped” people for their organization. What are T-shaped people? The concept was used extensively by management consultant McKinsey & Company in the mid-80s to describe consultants that embodied both a deep vertical […]
The field of Performance Metrics is a strange one. Who knew it could be so hard to extract information from data? If ever there were an area where “less is more” needs to apply, this is it. For example, one of my clients had a monthly performance report that was 20 pages long. Even though […]
Yesterday a long-time friend and senior executive in the B2C space casually mentioned that, in his opinion, “e-Business” has become essentially just “Business”. He explained that since e-Business is now so widespread, so integrated into every aspect of day-to-day business, that the term “e-Business” has lost its relevance. Really? On the one hand, I can […]
Axel Kuhn and I (John Foreman), the co-founders of ePath, want to use this space to provide you with a new source of ideas on how you can achieve better business results from your eBusiness. So why do you need a new source of ideas? We think we have a bit of a different twist […]