Build vs. buy vs. hybrid

As your business scales you’ll need to answer one fundamental question. When looking for new technology and systems to manage and grow your business do you build it yourself, buy it from a vendor or combine both.   It’s a question you’ll need to ask yourself many...

Google goes vintage with move to conglomerate

Google has made the move towards a conglomerate business model following years of pressure from Wall Street, analysts and investors. Cue the rise of Alphabet.   Under Alphabet will be Google’s core business plus its future bets including life sciences, home...

Top tips for a Programme Manager

  Running a complex and demanding transformation programme can be a daunting experience. Before you even start you need to consider the politics, barriers and challenges you will face. However, it’s also important to remember the positive side. The ability to...

Start-ups should have dedicated scale teams

  The rise of the Unicorns have proved one thing. The speed of growth can take start-ups and their business founders by surprise. Google has a market capitalisation of $360bn whilst Uber is valued at $40bn. The pace of growth means these businesses are facing...

Futurology isn’t necessarily science fiction

  Planning for the future is something all successful businesses do. For some this planning looks 12 to 24 months ahead whilst others look 5-10 years into the future. Futurology is often derided as an expensive exercise in predicting business and societal trends...