Upcoming Events


Special Session

Post-Lean Thinking: The Business Logic of Disrupting Jobs, Firms and Whole Industries
Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, London

May 24, 2017

How mature firms are facing a war on multiple fronts:

  • the war for talent (the entrepreneurial Makers)
  • the war for profits (technology will destroy some sources, create new higher-quality ones)
  • the war for capital (capital will flow to more capital-efficient firms, higher up the value stack)
  • a transforming society and culture (at different speeds around the world)

Introduction talk by Frode Odegard, Founder & CEO, Post-Lean Institute
Moderator: Toby Lewis, ‎Chief executive and Founder, Novum Insights
   Rimas Kapeskas, Managing Director, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund
   Matthew Koertge, Managing Director, Telstra Ventures
   Ray Schuder, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Ventures, HPE




Post-Lean Thinking: How PE firms can navigate technology disruption
Global PE Alliance Annual Conference, Las Vegas

Frode Odegard, CEO, Post-Lean Institute

June 12, 2017

Industries worldwide are being disrupted by exponential technologies. This poses a severe threat to mature firms, including PE portfolio companies unable to adjust quickly enough. It also represents a challenge to conventional thinking about strategy, innovation and long-term value creation.

In this keynote we will discuss:

  • how our basic assumptions behind firms and jobs are challenged by exponential technologies
  • why and how humanity is transitioning to a post-industrial era
  • the new for a new management science: Post-Lean
  • going beyond incrementalism and systematizing disruptive innovation
  • linking disruptive innovation to improved capital efficiency
  • how PE firms can take advantage Post-Lean Thinking in industry analysis, due diligence and value creation
  • how the PE business model itself may need reinvention

Recent events and speeches

April 19, 2017: Keynote at Norwegian Institute for Directors Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
January 25, 2017: Special Panel at Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit, Sonoma, California
January 17, 2017: Keynote at FSN Capital Annual Portfolio Company Conference, Oslo, Norway
November 1, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Amesto, Oslo, Norway
October 5, 2016: Webinar: Post-Lean Thinking: New Horizons for Corporate Innovation
September 13, 2016: Keynote at YPO GNS conference in Miami, Florida
June 15, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Google Norway, Oslo, Norway
June 7, 2016:   Executive Workshop hosted by Nordic Innovation House, Palo Alto, California
April 27, 2016: Keynote at YPO Technology Network Summit, Santa Monica, California
April 1, 2016: Presentation at Global Technology Symposium, San Francisco, California
March 11, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Sopra Steria, Oslo, Norway