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Becoming a RAD Organization

Becoming a RAD Organization

The goal of the book Disruption Proof is to help leaders and founders of companies to create what I call RAD companies, which stands for being resilient, aware, and dynamic. RAD requires new behaviors and skills for all, while also establishing new systems, processes,...

Visibility Planning & Project Prioritization

Visibility Planning & Project Prioritization

In our last blog post we spoke about how the common understanding of Horizon Planning is broken. So, if the model is broken, how do we fix it? Visibility Planning Unlike Horizon Planning where projects are prioritized based on "level of innovation" and "time to ROI",...

The Current Horizon Planning Model is Broken

The Current Horizon Planning Model is Broken

"What distinguishes the corporations that carry on growing is their ability to create [new] businesses. They can innovate in their core businesses and build new ones at the same time.” (Alchemy of Growth, 1999). About horizon planning  The current model of horizon...

The 5 Jobs to Address Uncertainty

The 5 Jobs to Address Uncertainty

The increased complexity and endless disruptions of the modern world brought on by the transition to the digital age means uncertainty is everywhere. All across our businesses, we face new challenges, as what used to work no longer achieves desired outcomes. The self-awareness of admitting what we don’t know is the first step toward figuring out new best practices. Fundamentally, people must act differently in the face of uncertainty. Businesses need to adopt learning strategies in order to improve, adapt, or even reinvent their execution strategies.

Toward a New Horizon Model

Toward a New Horizon Model

The horizon model originally came from the book “The Alchemy of Growth” by Stephen Coley, Mehrdad Baghai, David White. The purpose for the model was to help businesses think about their need to develop new revenue sources over time.

Do We Need Better “Innovation”

Do We Need Better “Innovation”

Do companies know how to innovate? Should innovation be part of an individual’s job title? Should it be in a job description? Does a company even need to innovate? Most big companies think technology when thinking about innovation, regardless of whether or not they’re technology companies. Startups are often considered to be de facto innovators, but is that the case?

We Can’t Stop Disruption

We Can’t Stop Disruption

  It is important to recognize the size of the changes going on in the world. In my previous post, I discussed how we are no longer in the industrial age; that fundamental structural changes are underway in all facets of society. We must embrace disruption in...

Dealing with Uncertainty

Dealing with Uncertainty

When uncertainty causes a disruption to both personal and work life, what do you do? Massive disruption to global economics gives rise to massive amounts of uncertainty. We at Moves The Needle firmly believe that now is a good time to ignite “entrepreneurial spirit” to stay in tune with your customers. We are here to help you leverage Lean Innovation skills to (remotely) harness customer empathy, run rapid experiments, and de-risk decisions quickly with evidence, to build confidence for solutions to the very real issues you’re currently facing.