Thought Leadership

The Strategist: Why Business Canvases aren’t enough if you don’t consider value creation

The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs by Cynthia Montgomery My rating: 5 of 5 stars The value of this book lay in its ability to distill important, insightful points in a digestible format. In The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs, Montgomery helps you to think about applying and understanding the market… Continue reading The Strategist: Why Business Canvases aren’t enough if you don’t consider value creation

Thought Leadership

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Your ‘must have’ tools for #Leadership and what we learn from #Theranos

In the book 'Bad Blood' by John Carreyou, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Oracle's Larry Ellison… Continue reading Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Your ‘must have’ tools for #Leadership and what we learn from #Theranos

Data Visualisation

List of Python Colours for handy reference

This is a list of colours from colors.py for handy reference. Color HEX aliceblue F0F8FF antiquewhite FAEBD7 aqua 00FFFF aquamarine 7FFFD4 azure F0FFFF beige F5F5DC bisque FFE4C4 black 000000 blanchedalmond FFEBCD blue 0000FF blueviolet 8A2BE2 brown A52A2A burlywood DEB887 cadetblue 5F9EA0 chartreuse 7FFF00 chocolate D2691E coral FF7F50 cornflowerblue 6495ED cornsilk FFF8DC crimson DC143C cyan 00FFFF… Continue reading List of Python Colours for handy reference

Diversity

DIY Deep Fakes: an alternative point of view

I wanted to offer some alternative thoughts on the presentation entitled 'DIY Deep Fakes' with the subtitle 'Why Deep Fakes are dangerous, and how to make them'. I don't represent the Microsoft MVP Program, any other Microsoft program, or Microsoft. The backstory is that the presenter, James Ashley, was an MVP for ten or so… Continue reading DIY Deep Fakes: an alternative point of view

MBA, Thought Leadership

Let my People go Surfing: Book Review

I wanted to share my review of Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard. It's an excellent and sobering book which is fundamentally about responsibility, integrity, honesty authenticity and vision in leadership and business. Read it, and you'll change your mind about sustainability and how it should not be a 'nice to have' but… Continue reading Let my People go Surfing: Book Review

Data Science, PowerBI

Marketing as a strategic business partner: mixing theory, research and #data

Marketing is viewed as a key strategic participant in achieving the goals of businesses, both large and small. I thought I'd share how we started to apply marketing theory, practice, and insights from data. There are tons of 'skate on the surface' marketing soundbite books, which may sound good at the first glance with no… Continue reading Marketing as a strategic business partner: mixing theory, research and #data