Regular readers might recall my earlier post where I described my experiences of hiring overseas expertise to design and build a web based database system. Testing is now finished and we launch tomorrow. I’ve learned 5 very valuable lessons.
The more options we have the less likely we are to chose any of them. This statement has been particularly true for me in getting my own own business to embrace new opportunities from the online world. Now 12 months into that journey I thought it would be useful to share my learnings.
Are you working in IT and frustrated by work being sent offshore to low cost markets like India? Sorry you’re gonna hate my story about Elance – the eBay of international service freelancing.
Strategic planning is a thinking rather than doing based activity. Because most businesses are operational, planners often try to “make things easy” by turning it into an operational task.
I recently met Charlie*. The business in which he works is undertaking a major transformation. The most significant point for me was not the plan, but his attitude to it. Charlie explained “we need to structurally reduce our costs in order to compete. The business is not yet sufficiently serious about this so I’m not […]
David Thodey, Telstra CEO, has $11bn burning a hole in his pocket. I am referring to the payment Telstra will receive from the government as its hands over it’s traditional business to the National Broadband Network Company. It’s a bit like a gigantic severance package – here’s $11bn for you to go and pursue other […]