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Posts from August 2013


Gustin Partners | August 15, 2013 |

Babe Ruth and Strategic Intent

By Thornton May
Futurist, Senior Advisor with GP, Executive Director & Dean - IT Leadership Academy

In the United States, as the days grows shorter and the nights become crisp, a not insignificant portion of the population turn their attention to the nation’s semi-official sport - baseball. Simultaneously with this redistribution of popular attention is the reluctant refocusing of the executive mind on the fast approaching autumnal rites of budgeting [i.e., where is money going to be spent]. In my last blog I introduced the concept of the exceptionally managed though poorly led enterprise. Such an enterprise can be characterized as very efficiently going nowhere. And herein enters the topic of this blog – executive direction setting [i.e., strategic intent] or lack thereof.... Read more


Gustin Partners | August 01, 2013 |

Make New Mistakes in the Mobility Space

By Thornton May
Futurist, Senior Advisor with GP, Executive Director & Dean - IT Leadership Academy

In the late sixth century Gregory of Tours opened his fascinating survey of the early days of the Dark Ages [History of the Franks http://goo.gl/WIyFCJ] explaining, ‘A great many things keep happening, some good, some bad.’ This fifteen hundred plus year old opening can be used today to describe the state of the Mobility landscape. In the modern mobility space there is a lot going on – some of it good, some of it bad and most of it interesting. Unfortunately, mobility has been ghettoized in the executive brain pan as being “something having to do with smartphones.” It is so, so much more. The mobility space is rich in opportunities to create both sustaining and disruptive innovation [innovation being the conversion of ideas into cash].... Read more


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