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Ade McCormack
Founder of Auridian, which is focused on helping organisations maximise the business return on their IT investment. Author of The IT Value Stack - A Boardroom Guide to IT Leadership (Wiley 2007) and IT Demystified – The IT handbook for business professionals. issues.
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Dear Reader, Apologies for my seeming disappearance off the radar. And apologies for the link issue associated new recent post on this matter I have pasted in the links below. The blog has now moved and in cellular fashion it... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 12, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
Dear Reader, Apologies for my seeming disappearance off the radar. And apologies for the link issue associated new recent post on this matter I have pasted in the links below. The blog has now moved and in cellular fashion it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Dear Reader, Apologies for my seeming disappearance off the radar. The blog has now moved and in cellular fashion it has split into two! Digital Strategy - Corporate focused. Digital Life - Individual focused. The links take you through to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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First we had the spear and then next thing we had the mobile phone. The rate at which we are becoming augmented is accelerating. Portables become wearables. And increasingly wearables will become embeddables. The Internet of Things will be the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Here are eight actions to take if you are serious about attracting and retaining talent in the post-industrial era: Ensure you provide an environment for the talent to do great work. Understand that your relationship with them is at best... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Choosing a career used to be very straightforward. It might have involved a cursory chat with a career advisor or a lecture from your parents. You then slid into the appropriate ‘career cannon’, lit the fuse, and ‘followed’ the career... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Being creative was once the preserve of artists, scientists and designers. The rest of us were, to varying degrees, process cogs in the factory machine. Whether that factory has a conveyor belt, or an array of desks, job spec equals... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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I was maybe one year into my career when my team leader left the company. The system had bred into me that where you sat on the company organogram was a key measure of career progress. So I decided it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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I was reading a LinkedIn post from futurist Daniel Burrus, which I cannot link to, about Martin Luther King. It triggered this tangentially related post. Rarely do you hear "I have a Gantt chart" being the rallying call of successful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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A recent article in McKinsey Quarterly argues that there is a growing need to create a two speed enterprise. Version one being the industrial model and version two being a digital economy variant. It’s a tough one for the leadership... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Consumers will start to realise the value in their own data. This will have a significant impact on the relationship between buyers and sellers as this data becomes the currency of the digital economy. The convergence of IoT and social... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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I was involved in the recent Financial Times Innovate event in London. A recurring theme was the notion that data is the new currency of the digital economy. This raises some questions: Who actually owns the currency? How will it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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It has always been in our nature to consume. Death quickly follows a lack of consumption. Beyond food we consumed the stories shared by the tribe. Over time we ‘consumed’ tools that in turn enabled us to produce (eg. bigger... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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For those of us at the serious end of body building, there isn’t an option to buy bigger muscles. Growth comes from tearing the muscles you have through lifting weights and providing the conditions for healing to take place. If... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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In a relatively short period of time we have restructured the nature of human interaction. There was a time when engaging with others was pre-arranged (Think Downton Abbey dinner party). The telephone then enabled us to circumvent such a formality... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Cost, risk and value - Increasingly misunderstood I recently attended Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London. A number of very impressive speakers shared their insights on the changing world. Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP flagged that one of the trends... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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In my preparations to deliver the closing keynote at Intel’s Business API event (link) last week, I considered how I could entwine my theme of the future of work/humanity with that of the event. Despite the seemingly ‘under the bonnet’... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Virgin Galactic’s recent fatal event is emotive for a number of reasons. Specifically: It highlights that space is a risky business regardless of the fun / lifestyle associated branding. It reminds us that our inevitable path to colonise other planets... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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A book called Exponential Organizations has just hit the streets. It’s a good read and it’s a wake-up call for any leader that believes an organisation’s operating model is a constant. That may have been true in the industrial era... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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As you ruminate on a seemingly intractable problem you notice that a co-worker has just winked at you. You do a double-take and are hit by a smiling gaze. You find this quite unnerving because your ‘co-worker’ is one of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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It is almost becoming fashionable (well okay Virgin Group and Netflix) to let staff choose the amount of leave they take. Maybe we are entering a period of enlightenment with respect to talent management? I think as this idea catches... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Whether we like it or not robots are on the rise. They are moving from mono-functional spray painters to multi-functional care givers. Devices from smart meters to robots are growing in intelligence at an exponential rate. We cannot imagine how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Which of the following applies to your career: Competent and passionate. Competent and in-demand. In-demand and passionate. Competent, in-demand and passionate. Great if you chose option 4. If not then here is the feedback: 1. Competent and passionate. There is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Being productive is not enough in the digital economy. Creativity is key. Thus we need to engender creativity by the incorporation of cultural diversity and isolation. Very little is generated from a creative perspective when everyone in the room is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST
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Much of my writing and advisory activities focus on the future of talent. I talk about a post-industrial world where compliant process cog employees are replaced by maverick insubordinate artists. For those of you who have taken this on board,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at ADE MCCORMACK's DIGITAL STRATEGIST