Some thoughts on “Dilemma Thinking”

If what appears at first to be a straight choice can be framed as a dilemma between two equally worthwhile values to be pursued, then it changes the strategic dialogue from “either-or”, to a synergistic “best of both”. How can a conflict be creative, and become a driver for innovation and learning, enabling the creation of a pathway to resolution?

Why it might be impossible for Amazon to do well in the Industrial Internet

Platform or technology led strategies like that pursued by General Electric with Predix, and now by the digital natives, like Amazon, as they enter B2B internet commerce, demonstrate a limitation of the technology industry. Our view is that successful companies have a very different construct of digital strategy; one not led by technology but rather one focused on enhancing relationships in Value Creating Systems (VCS) by following a ‘Networked Strategy’ approach.

This is the age of Networked Strategy

The world is increasingly networked. The connections these net-works foster are radically transforming business, making it richer as well as more turbulent, uncertain, fast changing and ambigu-ous. Networks are blurring the traditional industry sectors, geo-graphical regions and profit and not-for-profit sectors. This is the age of Networked Strategy.

Engaging with Uncertain Futures

How SWFs Engage with Uncertainty” is a summary of the findings captured in the work NormannPartners performed for the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), when designing and running an interactive scenario seminar at the annual meeting of the IFSWF in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Scenario Based Wargaming

NormannPartners offers a next generation of gaming, suited for contexts in which the ground moves – and where collaborative as well as competitive strategy may be essential to consider.

Intellectual Property Rights

Innovation is increasingly in the merging of different technologies, the creation of novel value constellations and in the establishment of new relationships within a given eco-system. What emerges, is a veritable mosaic of IPR and digital rights.

Internet of Things

As the digitisation trend sweeps through the realms of manufacturing and infrastructure, it raises fundamental questions for companies in these sectors regarding the very notion of value and how it is created.