New management thinking for the post-industrial transition

Investors: Accelerate fund value creation by exploiting industry disruption
Corporates: Accelerate corporate renewal by creating new, disruptive ventures
Policymakers: Understand how technology is changing society, locally and globally

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In focus

White paper

Digital Myopia and the Coming of Post-Industrial Civilization

February 25, 2019

Abstract

Exponential technologies are invalidating long-held assumptions about jobs, firms, industries, and whole economies. Agility and adaptation are necessary for survival and flourishing for investors, companies, and nation states. They are not sufficient, however. Leaders need to better understand the nature of the changes that are occurring. These changes are much more profound than most of us realize.

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Event

Business Unchained:
Can corporates survive?

Summary: November 29, 2018, Sunnyvale, California

Most corporate innovation efforts today remain cautious, slow, and incremental. Aided by great questions from an engaged audience, we explored answers to the biggest renewal challenges corporates struggle with. How can they renew faster? Attract, recruit and retain young innovators? Guest speakers included Anne Boysen (Founder of After The Millennials) and Eric Ly (Co-founder of LinkedIn and Hub – The Human Trust Protocol).

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White paper

Corporate Governance in the Post-Industrial Transition

Abstract

Industry disruption is everywhere, but many corporate boards are ill prepared for the onslaught. In this paper we discuss how boards can better understand the nature of industry disruption and more effectively hold management accountable for navigating the changes ahead. Topics covered include new expectations for directors, board meeting frequency, board composition, how to improve the board’s capabilities, and how the very nature of board work may soon change.

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Newsletter topics include:

  • Disruptive technologies 
  • Decentralization
  • Changing industry structures
  • Leading organizational transformation
  • The cultures of industry disruptors
  • Post-industrial strategy
  • Agile organizational structures
  • Attracting young innovators
  • How boards struggle with industry disruption
  • Policymaking and mindsets around the world
  • Autonomous micro-organizations
  • Innovation ecosystems
  • The future of cities
  • Extending human lifespans
  • AI and nanotech safety
How we help

Keynotes: 

Inspirational speeches at industry conferences and your internal events. Our keynotes can serve as a wake-up call for board or management action, or help rally managers to boldly pursue new opportunities. 

Education:

We provide workshops for investors, board directors, executive teams, and managers. Participants will gain deep insight into the the post-industrial transition and learn about powerful new management tools and strategies for causing and benefiting from industry disruption.  

Assessments: 

We help corporates and investors discover industry disruption threats and opportunities. Assessments look at relevant technologies, changing industry structures, industry position, and emerging competitors. They also evaluate innovation capability.

Transformation: 

We help corporates and PE firms develop a post-industrial vision and strategy, emphasizing rapid evolution, recruiting outside innovators, and building new high-growth ventures targeting industries vulnerable to disruption.

Monitoring:

We provide investors and corporates with ongoing support to navigate industry disruption threats and opportunities. This can include evaluation of exponential technologies, policy challenges, innovation system performance, and M&A due diligence.

Contact us

Post-Lean Institute
68 Willow Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA
Main: +1-(650) 830-0430
Fax: +1-(650) 830-0411

Frode Ødegård
Founder and CEO
Phone: +1-(650) 830-0430 ext. 501