10 Reasons Why Every CEO Needs To Be More Digital….And Have A Strong Digital Presence

“Why should I bother being on social networks?” asked the CEO of a major organization. “It seems like a major waste of my time when I barely have enough time for strategic thinking.” As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it’s … Continue reading

Is Progress Inevitable? The More Digital One Is, The Less Digital One Wants To Be?

I’ve been known to start off conversations by saying: Most Gen Y don’t agree with me; Gen Z typically frown at the thought; and Baby Boomers tend to split down the middle. The underlying concept behind this question is: Is … Continue reading

Internet Underbelly – How to Get Under the Hood of the Internet? A List Of 8 Films To Check Out.

Do you find yourself stumped by what’s happening in the underworld of the Internet? Does terminology like the dark net or dark web, VPN, Tor, worms and Anonymous seem foreign to you? I call it the Internet Underbelly. If you want to … Continue reading

Do You Trust Mass Media? Why Digital Is Taking Over…Differently

I love it when I hear certain executives say “we’re beginning to get it.” The good news is that there is a lot of movement in big business and many brands are beginning to “transform.” However, as was highlighted in the … Continue reading

The New CMO – Chief Mindset Officer: A New Seat on the Board

Over last decade, we have seen the creation of many new positions on the executive committee (generally the C remains the Chief and the O remains the Officer). These include: CRO – Revenue (in lieu of Sales) CMO – Marketing … Continue reading

Communication Meltdown – Overcoming One Of The Biggest Ills of Business

How often do you get frustrated with the way people communicate with you? It seems it’s an issue that comes up time and again, whether it is communicating with a colleague, a member of your family or with some corporate or … Continue reading

The Personal Route To Digital Transformation 

Many senior executives describe themselves as “personally engaged” in digital transformation in their company. Some even go so far as to relate the process as being exciting and revolutionary. And yet, these same executives are also bemoaning that the digital … Continue reading

Have you noticed this disappointing trend recently? What does your Digital IQ say about your results?

Over the past decade, we have seen a tectonic shift in the companies that are ranked the biggest in terms of market capitalization. Brian Solis recorded in What’s the Future [of Business], that 40% of the companies that were in the Fortune … Continue reading

The war for digital talent – a critical battleground 

I am regularly asked by people in large organizations whether I know of “great” digital talent for hire. The wish list usually includes a series of competencies as well as proven accomplishments. I need someone really good to help drive the … Continue reading

Social media personality is vital for politics — the same reason why it’s important for business leaders

In order to get their ideas through parliament and, more broadly, to survive, politicians need to “market” their ideas. In democracies, they are voted in by their constituents and then need to keep a regular pulse on their stakeholders — those who helped vote … Continue reading