In the second of the “why digital transformations fail” series, I want to focus on explaining why the immune system of the company in the form of cultural and operational DNA pushes back the change effort and what the ways of mitigation that would or would not work.Continue reading Why Digital Transformations Fail II – Fighting the Immune System & DNA of the Incumbent
In the first of the “why digital transformations fail” series, I want to highlight the rarely discussed incumbent and disruptor conundrum that are faced by many senior leadership executives and board members. In the same conversation, a few potential solutions are proposed to address this complex problem.Continue reading Why Digital Transformations Fail I – The Incumbent & Disruptor Dilemma
Recently, my daughter has started her first year in primary school. As she was fully educated in a pure Montessori pre-school, I was curious to see how an online education would work for her. So I started her with Khan Academy last year. Here are the lessons which I have learned as a parent and why Khan Academy may still have a long way to go as an online tool to educate kids over the past year.Continue reading What have I learned so far from taking my daughter through Khan Academy?
Where will science and technology be heading in the next decade? One of my thinking frameworks to analyze and forecast what comes next is to leverage the basic concepts of physics to understand what is going on in the technology business world.Continue reading Bits to Atoms
FourSquare is a location-based social networking service combining the web and mobile phone. FourSquare has incorporated a game element that makes it extremely viral among her users. Originally, the app only works for major cities in the US and Europe. Recently on 20 Nov 2009 (a day before Barcamp Singapore 4), FourSquare has expanded beyond 150 cities including Singapore. After evangelizing, stress-testing, discussing and reviewing the app, here are my muses, impressions and hacks on FourSquare for those who want to know more about the app. Continue reading FourSquare in Singapore: Impressions, Muses and Hacks