The business logic of the past decades no longer applies. A changed competitive world requires a new strategic question: “Where is the value being created — and destroyed — in the ecosystem in which you’re engaged, and what do you do about it?”
Ralph Welborn, PhD is today’s guest. Ralph has held a variety of leadership positions, including CEO of Imaginatik, where he received the European CEO award in 2016; he has been leader of IBM’s Strategy & Transformation business in the Middle East and Africa; and senior vice president of KPMG Consulting and is also co-founder of an e-commerce company, today’s focus is his truly excellent book: Topple – The End of the Firm-Based Strategy and Rise of New Models for Explosive Growth.
Ralph will share specific lessons and insights for every sized organization to make sense of the changed competitive environment, including:
What is your ecosystem? — Who comprises it, and what is driving the shifts in value?
How, instead of pushing products, do you own a problem, meet a specific customer need and/or tackle specific friction?
What are the implications of the new strategic questions on where you play and, most importantly, how you execute?
What are the new capabilities critical to do so?
Who and how do you engage to orchestrate capabilities to capture the new sources of value in new ways?