Learn about the new management science needed to thrive on industry disruption.

Disruptive Innovation and Exponential Technologies:
A Briefing for Board Directors and Investors

Audience: Board members, investors

Purpose:

Help directors and investors understand how firms can meet the challenges brought by exponential technologies and disruptive innovation.

Duration: 1/2 day

Topics:

  • Humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization
  • Assault on all fronts: talent, market position, capital efficiency
  • The new employee-employer relationship: from Workers to Makers and Partners
  • Risks and opportunities for shareholder value creation
  • From incremental change to disruption: Rethinking firm structure and strategy
  • Using Value Stacks to understand industry structure, threats and opportunities
  • Rewriting the Value Stack: innovation patterns for systematic industry disruption
  • The link between disruptive innovation and capital efficiency
  • Higher-Order Organizations: Becoming a platform for creating disruptive ventures
  • Micro-Organizations: How to build global companies with a dozen people
  • Valuation and investor relations amid exponential change

Post-Lean Thinking:
Corporate Innovation in the Post-Industrial Transition

Audience:

  • CEOs, executive team
  • Investors, board members

Purpose:

Learn how exponential technologies give rise to new assumptions about organizational design, leadership, Innovation and jobs. Get ready to implement a truly disruptive innovation strategy and structure for your organization.

Duration: 1 day

Topics:

  • From Lean to Post-Lean Thinking
    • Humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization
    • Assault on all fronts: talent, market position, capital efficiency
    • Risks and opportunities for shareholder value creation
    • Consequences for mature firms and their leadership teams
    • Why today’s corporate innovation practices are insufficient
    • The new employee-employer relationship: from Workers to Makers and Partners
  • Value Stacks
    • Using Value Stacks to understand industry structure, threats and opportunities
    • Rewriting the Value Stack: innovation patterns for systematic industry disruption
    • The link between disruptive innovation and capital efficiency
  • Micro-Organizations
    • Attributes: just-in-time, lightweight, short-lived, highly automated, disruptive
    • Performance, structure and operation
    • Applying Innovation Patterns to rewrite existing Value Stacks
    • Creating new platforms and industries
    • Leveraging AI and other exponential technologies
  • Higher-Order Organizations
    • Becoming a platform for creating disruptive ventures
    • Building your talent pipeline: attracting and developing Makers and Millennials
    • Building and managing Micro-Organizations
    • Leadership and culture change in a time of exponential change
  • Strategy
    • The higher-order organization as the new corporate center
    • Problems with classic strategy – too slow, too hard to change, doesn’t learn
    • Reinventing strategy for exponential change and an uncertain environment
  • Managing up: valuation, board and governance challenges
  • Fast-track implementation tactics and strategies
  • Case studies and examples

 Outcomes:

  • In-depth understanding of how disruptive innovation reshapes industry structure
  • Much clearer understanding of disruption threats and opportunities
  • Ability to use disruptive innovation to focus on improving capital efficiency
  • Understanding of how to reshape the company to become a “disruption factory”
  • Ability to develop a compelling value proposition for Millennials and Makers
  • Initial implementation plan that can be refined and executed

Post-Lean Innovation: A Practitioner’s Course

Audience:

  • Engineering and marketing managers, executives
  • Product development staff (engineers, designers, etc.)

Purpose:

Learn why exponential technologies give rise to new assumptions about organizational design, leadership, Innovation and jobs. Learn about practices for disruptive innovation. Learn how to use these practices to build and manage a portfolio of disruptive ventures.

Duration: 3-5 days

Topics:

  • From Lean to Post-Lean Thinking
    • Humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization
    • Assault on all fronts: talent, market position, capital efficiency
    • Risks and opportunities for shareholder value creation
    • Consequences for mature firms and their leadership teams
    • Why today’s corporate innovation practices are insufficient
    • The new employee-employer relationship: from Workers to Makers and Partners
  • Value Stacks
    • Using Value Stacks to understand industry structure, threats and opportunities • Using Value
    • Stacks for competitive analysis
    • Using Value Stacks for find blue oceans
    • Value Stacks and Business Models
    • The link between disruptive innovation and capital efficiency
  • Rewriting the Value Stack: innovation patterns for systematic industry disruption
    • Digitization and automation
    • From products to services
    • Interfaces
    • Marketplaces
    • Building Agents
    • Interfacing
    • to existing Agents
    • Aggregation
    • Continuous Improvement
    • (Re-)imagining and industry: designing a brand new Value Stack
  • Micro-Organizations
    • Attributes: just-in-time, lightweight, short-lived, highly automated, disruptive
    • Rapid formation, dissolution and structure
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Culture and team dynamics
    • Applying Innovation Patterns to rewrite existing Value Stacks
    • Creating new platforms and industries
    • Performance metrics
    • Leveraging AI and other exponential technologies
  • Higher-Order Organizations: Platform for creating disruptive ventures
    • Building your talent pipeline: attracting and developing Makers and Millennials
    • Managing portfolios of Micro-Organizations
    • Performance metrics and resource management
    • Leadership behaviors
    • The higher-order organization as the new corporate center

Outcomes:

  • In-depth understanding of how disruptive innovation reshapes industry structure
  • Ability to scan industries and find opportunities for disruption
  • Knowledge of and ability to use specific disruptive innovation patterns (strategies)
  • Ability to use disruptive innovation to focus on improving capital efficiency
  • Ability to quickly design and lunch a Micro-Organizations to explore opportunities
  • Ability to run and evolve Micro-Organizations
  • Understanding how to manage a portfolio of Micro-Organizations
  • Ability to build a work culture suitable for Millennials and Makers
  • Knowledge of innovation and performance metrics
  • Ability to provide real-time visibility for executive-level management

Booking

Workshops can be customized to meet your specific needs. Please contact us for pricing and availability.