Les Ottolenghi Joins Applico as Senior Advisor

Digital platform strategies are a critical factor in enterprises’ shift to 21st-century technologies and innovation. Unprecedented disruption has accelerated the need for organizations to identify new multi-sided market opportunities and adapt frameworks to answer key challenges around rising innovation and security expectations, financial pressures, and fundamental mindset changes about the value of IT.

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Winning over stakeholders to pivot

Storytelling weaves together the common threads, presenting details in a compelling way that draws in the audience. When founders strike out on a new venture, there is a feeling of the newness of daring adventure, and excitement. The path is fraught with high peaks and deep, low valleys, and there are plenty of interesting scenic views and character-building experiences along the way. Many times, a company’s founder will need to make the hard but critical decision to pivot the company. The problem is that the audience (or stakeholders) that began the story with the founders are often in the dark when the trail diverges. They are left standing back at the fork in the road, wondering where the founders went.

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The Benefits of an esg investment

It’s fair to say that all success-oriented companies want to meet the moment. Mission statements are written to inspire, actions are intended to be substantive, and solutions are designed to be visionary. Collectively, we are craving real heart- and mind-fulfilling change. However, we’ve reached a point where more action is needed to evolve ideas and words into transformative initiatives with staying power and measurable results. 

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5 keys to adopting a growth mindset and reducing stress

Humans are perfectly capable of philosophical thought and inner peace, yet we forgo it in the pursuit of rapid-fire responses and actions to address short deadlines — keeping ourselves stuck in a loop of stressors like political terms, quarterly reports, deadlines, and other rapid-fire events. Giving thoughts to the future 10, 20, or 100 years from now rarely gets priority.

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B-Corp a Business focused on impact

Since the dawn of the Industrial Age in the 18th Century, the progress of Western society has historically hinged on a free market. Capitalism lit the fires of entrepreneurial, technology-driven innovation — transforming the workforce, accelerating GDP, and driving new opportunities in sectors like healthcare, finance, and professional services. According to Stephen Butler, Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL London, advanced capitalism has led to an overarching increase in well-being and unrivaled advances in infrastructure, health, and social provisions. However, in some areas pure capitalism has not been able to achieve everything.

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No Turning Back-Time to move forward

The breadth of ideas, processes, and data that have been added to our collective knowledge base shows that late into 2020, we continue to evolve in realtime to accommodate both disruption and unforeseen opportunities. It’s a brave new world as companies of all sizes and industries must nimbly adjust to the rapid pace of change and embrace an experimental approach to include a “range of potential bets.” Even after we have weathered the storm and made it out on the other end of the pandemic, there will be irrefutable lasting changes for companies, employees, and consumers. Some of these remnants will be integrated with new ideas into traditional business models, while some will take shape as complete overhauls. 

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Disruption and Uncertainty: Commercial Real Estate

There is a lot of discussion about how the pandemic has changed the modern office as remote work-needs surge. Corporations to small startups are all considering the strategic advantages and disadvantages of onsite work and how it will continue to evolve as the pandemic influences employee protections and considerations. How long will the world have […]

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Tapping into Growth Opportunities

This year, every single industry will face some type of disruption. The short- and long-term fallouts from the disruption could leave many companies struggling to gain solid footing. In addition to considering ways to pivot to meet your consumers’ changing needs or demands (link to past article), you may also want to consider joining forces […]

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Shifting: How to Maintain Stakeholder Support

Storytelling weaves together the common threads, presenting details in a compelling way that draws in the audience. When founders strike out on a new venture, there is a feeling of the newness of daring adventure, and excitement. The path is fraught with high peaks and deep, low valleys, and there are plenty of interesting scenic […]

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