How To Analyze Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods – Check Their Missionary Position

Will Amazon transform Whole Foods or vice versa? As this WSJ article posits, so far the impact seems to be the former. Naturally, the whole reason Whole Foods had to be acquired was because they were lacking in the results … Continue reading

How to futureproof your business with Caleb Storkey (MDE243)

Minter Dialogue with Caleb StorkeyCaleb Storkey is co-author with me of our upcoming book, Futureproof, How to get your business ready for the next disruption. In this preview chat, we discuss what are the key points and learnings we’ve had so far. … Continue reading

Who Bears The Cost Of Responsibility? Why Business Leaders Need To Change Their Habits

Last week (July 3), Tencent’s market value dropped $15 billion. On a total base of $330 billion, that’s a 5% haircut. The media’s narrative was that the stock price drop was due to an announcement by Tencent that they were going … Continue reading

Why Would You Pay for Organic Food, But Not When It Comes to Investing Your Money?

Are you someone who pays attention to what you eat? Maybe you even consider yourself a “foodie”? When it comes to grocery shopping, I have learned to be significantly more picky over the years. Certain ingredients are forbidden, like hormone-treated meats; and, … Continue reading

Diversity Is A Mindset, Not A Department

Bringing “diversity” into a company is not an assignment for one individual, as diversity can only work when everyone is on board. Accepting diverse backgrounds and opinions in a company must happen at every level of the organisation. It may … Continue reading

Cyber Security Alert and State of the Business with Jane Frankland (MDE222)

Minter Dialogue with Jane FranklandJane Frankland is a Cyber Security entrepreneur, and the founder of KnewStart, helping cyber security entrepreneurs in their startups. Jane is a sought-after speaker and author of the soon to be released ‘Women in Cyber Security.’ … Continue reading

Building a sense of accountability and the dangers of redundancy

As companies grapple with the process of digital transformation, there is a rampant search for best practices, secret recipes and potential shortcuts. The truth is that each company will need to find its own path, based on its business, strategy, … Continue reading

Transparency. Whose line is it anyway?

We live in an increasingly transparent world, like it or not. In the wake of the SONY hack attack, I have been ruminating about the request by the company for the media NOT to broadcast the private (and embarrassing) emails. … Continue reading

Mind the Gap – The best productivity gains are found under foot

Companies will forever continue to look for ways to make productivity gains. Consultants are brought in, new bosses plant their flags with their new big ideas, HR is called in to reduce headcount.  Sound familiar?  Yet, one of the biggest … Continue reading

Traders, Betrayers and Taking Responsibility

Unless you live in a cave, you will have heard that JP Morgan has taken a (minor) hit to its balance sheet as well as its “balanced” management reputation.  As several articles have pointed out (I refer you to the … Continue reading