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Planning Horizons, Expectations, Impact & Reality


The future ain’t what it used to be.
 
“We tend to overestimate the effects of new technology in the short run, but underestimate it in the long run”
 
Wise words from Roy Amara, a Stanford computer scientist and Head of

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“Déjà vu all over again” & GenAI Retrieval Optimization


Baseball “Hall of Famer”, Yogi Berra, is credited with mangling the English language into quotable quips that strangely made sense, made people laugh, or both.

His famous quotes include;

  • “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”
  • “Baseball is 90 percent

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BAR and AAR Strategies for Transformation & Superior Outcomes


I had a great discussion yesterday with Steve Fox in a webcast addressing 3 “Horror Stories”, case studies that are sadly all too common in digital transformation.

Steve shared 6 strategies for success to avoid the root causes of these …

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“Zoom Out” to Understand The Big Picture . . .


Astronauts report that the experience of seeing planet earth from space, as a tiny fragile ball, makes them aware of their deeper sense of connection to all other life on earth.

That we are part of something bigger.

Pedro Berrocoso

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“Give Me Lucky Generals”


Napoleon Bonaparte was criticised for winning battles simply because of luck.

He famously retorted: “I’d rather have lucky generals than good ones.

More than a hundred years later, Eisenhower reaffirmed this point by saying: “I’d rather have …

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GenAI as a Strategy: Full Steam or No Steam?



On Monday and Tuesday this week, I received two apparently contradictory forecasts on the AI revolution from equally respected sources.

I know it is counter intuitive, counter cyclical, probably heresy and likely illegal in some places to challenge received …

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Silver Bullets, Heroic Leadership and other Myths . . .


Two pieces echoed in my head this week, after a number of conversations about our everlasting love affair with the “silver bullets” that we crave to solve problems or create value in one stroke.

It doesn’t have to be this

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Digital Transformation – Automation or Augmentation?


Like you, I am engaged in an increasing number of conversations (unsurprisingly!) about the role of Digitisation, Automation, AI and Generative AI in Transformation.

It is common to conflate hot topics and themes, but it is helpful to unpack …

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Lisbon & The State of the (Transformation) Nation . . .


We talk a lot about this word Transformation

In Mathematics, “transformation” is defined as “a process by which one figure, expression, or function is converted into another one of similar value”. Is that your aspiration? Me neither …

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Daniel Kahneman – It’s Right To Be Wrong . . . .


Sadly, Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winning economist, died on 27 March at the age of 90.

I have been fascinated by his work, much on cognitive biases.

He had one universally applicable lesson, we could all apply.

“Your ideas

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