Author: Jeff Swystun

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The Death of Best Practices

The 1990’s was a decade of furious plagiarism. Companies copied companies within specific industries. Others stole from distant industries. I remember hospitals emulating hotels to differentiate and improve the patient experience. At first glance, not a bad idea. It kicked off years of creatively borrowing other’s ways of doing things. Best practices have been a bread-and-butter service for consultants. It has fattened their bottom-line and has been really easy. Perhaps too easy. All they have had to do is look across their client roster and cherry pick seemingly winning formula to apply in another situation. However, no one talks about the...

Has Disruption Become a Buzzword?

It is akin to the fall of historic empires. Entire industries are being upended by agile new business models aided by innovative technologies. We know the names. Amazon has declared war on traditional retail. Uber is morphing into a logistics behemoth. Airbnb implores us to experience a place like a local, not make a hotel room your destination. It seems no one is safe. Academics and gurus once spoke of “barriers to entry” and “adjacent spaces”. It is time to change the curriculum. The business world is now one big white board waiting to be filled. The problem is many companies...