I was looking back over some clips that my friends at yourBusinessChannel recently published, and found this short clip of a very recognisable figure – Sir Richard Branson – on a recent visit to London. Branson advocates “shaking up your industry” to really “make a difference”.
While this approach certainly holds true in industries which have become stale (like the airline industry), as well as for companies developing new technologies and platforms (such as social platforms, business apps etc), I wonder whether “disruption” is actually needed to drive performance in other industries. Food for thought. I’d be interested in your perspectives.
Post By Keith Holdt (22 Posts)
Based in London, Keith works for LDC (www.ldc.co.uk), where as an investment executive he supports the boards and senior management teams of portfolio businesses driving value enhancement initiatives that generate shareholder value growth through cash generation, revenue growth and cost saving. Keith is also an associate speaker of TomorrowToday (www.tomorrowtoday.uk.com), an organisation focused on preparing leaders and their organisations for a new world of work, and in this capacity speaks on the impact on businesses of developments in Big Data, social media & hybrid analytics towards improved leadership and corporate decision-making and how this value can be exploited to deliver success. He has acted in an advisory capacity for a number of SME’s and start-ups, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Saffron Technologies (www.saffrontech.com), a US-based natural intelligence & hybrid analytics company positioned by both Gartner and Forrester as a market leader in the space.