Kirk-Dale McDowall-Rose

Shared Value vs Shareholder Value

Tradeoffs are an inherent part of strategic decision-making. Traditional organizational strategy’s focus is to deliver value to a single organization and its shareholders. Companies make decisions to leverage some resources (people, finance, natural resources or time) over others. Typically, value is measured from the viewpoint of that single organization rather than the ecosystem in which […]

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Cognitive Consulting

Platforms such as IBM’s Watson will augment and ultimately challenge a portion of work currently done by management consultants. Much has been written about cognitive computing applications in industries such as healthcare, financial services and retail. The professional service industry is not exempt. In fact, it will be a driving force in its adoption. A […]

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The Future of the IT Function

Technology, and business model innovation are sources of competitive advantage, but the advantages they confer can be short lived.  Organizations such as Dell and FedEx have demonstrated how technology and proc...

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Saudi Arabia – Why It’s Different to Dubai and Why It’s a Good Bet.

The oil rich state of Saudi Arabia is different in three significant ways. For a start – it’s big. Saudi has a huge land area of 2 million sq....

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Making the Business Case For Transformation

Business Transformation: Re-imaging The Case for Change Have you ever found it difficult to create meaningful business cases for implementing organizational change?  All too often transformation leaders and CIO's struggle with challenges when trying...

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