New management thinking for the post-industrial transition

Investors: Profit from Disruption
Corporates: Accelerate the Transformation
Policymakers: Flourish from Innovation

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Post-Industrial Forum

Setting brands on fire

1 December, 2020
9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET

The pandemic has accelerated the decentralization and digitalization that could be seen the last few years. Traditional industries are being disrupted, while digital business models can scale without being weighed down by assets and large numbers of employees. In this session we will discuss the impact on brands.

Join global branding experts Sergei Mitrofánov and Dr. Cristián Saracco as we discuss how brands are being set on fire – for bad and for good.

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Post-Industrial Forum

Organizational Transformation: Insider Insights

17 November, 2020
9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET

Prior to the pandemic, many enterprises were already modernizing operations, introducing new business models, and engaging employees in innovation. We will look more closely at the problems leaders must overcome, and how the pandemic is affecting their efforts. Join Former SVP of Digital Transformation at ABB, Rob Massoudi, CIO at the Greek energy giant Motor Oil Hellas, Nikolaos Giannakakis, and Utpal Mangla, VP and Senior Partner at IBM Services.

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White Paper

Digital Myopia and the Coming of Post-Industrial Civilization

February 25, 2019


Exponential technologies are invalidating long-held assumptions about jobs, firms, industries, and whole economies. Agility alone will be insufficient for the flourishing for investors, companies, and nation states. Leaders need to better understand the profound nature of the changes that are occurring.


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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


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. 


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.  


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.


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.


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.

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Post-Lean Institute
333 Ravenswood Avenue

Menlo Park, CA 94025

+1-(650) 830-0430

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