StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

The Coming of the Clairvoyant Computer

Leading Blog

Wireless carriers predict how likely it is you will cancel and defect to a competitor — possibly before you have even conceived a plan to do so — based on factors such as dropped calls, your phone usage, billing information, and whether your contacts have already defected.

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

Prior to her work in digital media, Elizabeth worked on traditional media campaigns for Toyota, AT&T Wireless, and AstraZeneca. Guest Post by Elizabeth Dillon of Digital Marketing NOW (Learn more about Elizabeth at the end of this post). Do you know how much your customers are worth?

Competitive Advantage from the Bottom of the Pyramid

LDRLB

The services are provided via agents with wireless tablets who travel to remote regions in mobile vans. [Editor''s Note: This is a guest post from Ajay Swamy.

Innovation Requires a Bias Towards Action

LDRLB

The radio was initially seen as a “wireless” substitute for the electric telegraph for communicating between two ponits that could not be connected by wire, such as ship to shore, and only later as a means of “broadcasting” communication to a mass audience.

Mobile Learning Builds Knowledge and Productivity

Coaching Tip

The tablet, a bridge between the smartphone and the laptop, includes wireless Internet browsing functions, potential cell phone functions, GPS navigation and location services, video camera functions and a battery life of 3 to 10 hours. Sources: The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2013.

Email Do's And Don'ts

Eric Jacobson

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. Strigl, former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless. Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective?

Ask, Learn, Follow Up and Grow

Marshall Goldsmith

A classic example of a new-world organization is AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications); which AT&T paid twelve billion dollars to acquire.

Good Coach Versus Bad Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by : Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

When the Grasshopper Teaches the Master

You're Not the Boss of Me

Some of us are totally immersed and intrigued by what can be accomplished in a wireless world, (including all the cool toys that come along with it). This post, from January 2010, is about the importance of being open to learning from those we might traditionally expect to teach. =.

Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013

Harvard Business Review

What disruptive innovations are set to take similarly big strides in 2013? A popular phrase for years, in 2013 connected devices and the so-called smart home finally look ready to enter the mainstream. A generation ago, incumbents that struggled to respond to disruptive innovations had an excuse. The pattern that simple, convenient, low-priced solutions would grow from humble beginnings to create and transform industries had not yet been identified.

Back To School Leadership

Lead Change Blog

HPU was named a 2013 Green College in The Princeton Review. The wireless campus sports an immaculate setting with a promenade displaying the flags of 50+ countries representing their diverse student body.

Apple's iWatch Will Measure More than Time

Harvard Business Review

20.iHealth wireless blood pressure wrist monitor. For instance, with an iWatch you could simultaneously track your mood, monitor physical activity levels, and then wirelessly transmit your data to your MacBook or iPad.

Apple's iPhone Pricing Strategy: Good, Not Great

Harvard Business Review

For the right to offer iPhones to their customers, wireless carriers typically pledge to sell large volumes. billion in iPhones in 2013 alone. With yesterday''s iPhone release, Apple changed things up by going to a " good-better-best " pricing strategy on its new devices.

New Research: Where the Talent Wars Are Hottest

Harvard Business Review

computers & peripherals, electronic equipment & components, semiconductors, wireless telecommunication services); and Materials (e.g.,

Apple's iWatch Will Measure More than Time

Harvard Business Review

20.iHealth wireless blood pressure wrist monitor. For instance, with an iWatch you could simultaneously track your mood, monitor physical activity levels, and then wirelessly transmit your data to your MacBook or iPad.

Apple’s iPhone Pricing Strategy: Good, Not Great

Harvard Business Review

For the right to offer iPhones to their customers, wireless carriers typically pledge to sell large volumes. billion in iPhones in 2013 alone. This would induce customers to buy off-contract — which would hurt its wireless supply partners who are hustling to meet their commitments. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if these high volume deals with wireless suppliers such as Verizon prohibit Apple from selling cheap off-contract phones.

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an "F"

Harvard Business Review

computers & peripherals, electronic equipment & components, semiconductors, wireless telecommunication services); and Materials (e.g., What is top of mind for corporate boards worldwide?

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

Harvard Business Review

Gene sequencing, wireless physiological sensors, and digital anatomical imaging are creating more granular patient profiling and tailored treatments.

Customer Service in the Age of the Internet of Things

Harvard Business Review

However according to ABI Research , by 2020 more than 20 billion additional devices will be wirelessly connected to physical things — TVs, washing machines, thermostats, refrigerators, even cars.

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Joining Boards: It's Not Just Who You Know That Matters

Harvard Business Review

computers & peripherals, electronic equipment & components, semiconductors, wireless telecommunication services); and Materials (e.g., For many, a corporate directorship is a career capstone. But attaining one is far from easy.

Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things

Harvard Business Review

But when that fridge also has access to my credit card and can wirelessly unlock a door for a delivery person, it becomes less benign, especially if it depends on a security model designed for a fridge that only plugs into the power outlet.

Who's Really Responsible for P&G's Succession Problems?

Harvard Business Review

computers & peripherals, electronic equipment & components, semiconductors, wireless telecommunication services); and Materials (e.g., People will continue to debate Procter & Gamble''s move to replace CEO Bob McDonald with his immediate predecessor A.G.

Three Strategy Lessons From the Latest Round of Xbox vs. PlayStation

Harvard Business Review

The Xbox 360 had the advantage of beating the other two consoles to market by a year, while the Wii introduced a novel motion-sensing wireless controller that allowed for significant innovation in gameplay.

Six Numbers Reveal the Booming Business of Auto-Analytics

Harvard Business Review

As one analyst sums up : "the company is.developing an entire wearable/detachable computing platform and ecosystem comprised of wireless sensing systems for monitoring.sports activity, athletic training, medicine, fitness and wellness in humans.".

Today's CIO Needs to Be the Chief Innovation Officer

Harvard Business Review

All were located in different parts of the country, yet with only the iPad wirelessly streaming to a large screen, thousands of people could see what the engineers were seeing and the user could control each workstation as if he was there.

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Three Elements of a Successful Platform Strategy

Harvard Business Review

For example, imagine a smart mousetrap with sensors that wirelessly communicate to a cloud-based MouseCatcher service. We typically think of companies competing over products — the proverbial "build a better mousetrap."

What Educational Disruption Means for Your Company

Harvard Business Review

While my client was impressed by the schools with extensive libraries and physical facilities, her son was focused on the extent to which the institutions were enabled with wireless capability, video streaming, readily available collaboration tools, and more.

The Age of Social Products

Harvard Business Review

What makes the Internet of Things possible is the confluence of multiple technologies: inexpensive sensors, wireless networks, and cloud computing. Put sensors, a simple processor, and a wireless connection together and you have the makings of an intelligent and connected product. We are moving from a world in which physical products are separate to one in which they are connected. Computers were just the beginning.

On Your Next Business Trip, Break Out of the Bubble

Harvard Business Review

She proudly began to talk about how she had a prepaid wireless broadband card that allowed him to access education via the family mobile phone. We arrived at the woman’s home in the early afternoon. Getting to it involved walking down narrow alleys rich with the aroma of food being cooked on an open grill mixed with the stench of sewage and refuse. Young men who clearly had nothing better to do on a Tuesday afternoon eyed us suspiciously.

The End of Traditional Ad Agencies

Harvard Business Review

When one person with a wireless connection can be an agency, a media company, or even a manufacturer, traditional advertising organizations have to change their culture, processes, structure, talent policies, resources, and even their business and revenue models in order to embrace the power of open systems being fueled by digital connectivity. Much like newspapers, conventional advertising agencies are becoming irrelevant.

How to Compete When IT Is Abundant

Harvard Business Review

Here is Nike using wireless sensors and Web technology to create a performance-tracking system that allows it to create new services to monitor, and to improve and create new training routines for athletes. "You only gain an edge over rivals by having or doing something that they can''t have or do," wrote Nicholas Carr ten years ago in his controversial HBR article, " IT Doesn''t Matter.".

Broadcast TV Needs a New Business Model

Harvard Business Review

My key impressions from the conference are, that relative to the folks from the broadband/wireless world where I have a good deal of experience helping executive teams develop new strategies and business models, the broadcasters are a much more fragmented lot, and that the pressures of unbundling (the separate pricing of goods and services as opposed to purchasing them in a package) could conceivably wreak havoc on their business models.

The Innovation Mindset in Action: 3M Corporation

Harvard Business Review

For example, some employees in the infection-prevention division used their "15% time" to pursue wirelessly connected electronic stethoscopes. In three recent blog posts we looked at the innovation mindset in individuals, profiling game changers Jerry Buss , Peter Jackson , and Shantha Ragunathan.

A Rational Approach to Regulating Private Drones

Harvard Business Review

Today, for example, no one should be surprised to learn that it''s easy for police to record calls over either wired or wireless telephone networks. This week Eric Schmidt of Google went on record saying that cheap, miniature "everyman" drones should be banned by international treaties. Not only does he want to keep such devices from falling into the hands of terrorists, he also worries about their potential to invade privacy.

The Zipcar Acquisition's Two Potential Pitfalls

Harvard Business Review

For example, unlocking the doors to your rented car by waving your member card over a scanner on the windshield takes just a second, but behind the scenes involves a complex string of tightly coordinated physical, digital, and wireless technologies. This week, Avis Budget, the rental car giant, announced it is buying Zipcar , the largest car sharing service in the U.S.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Tesla’s genius and education led him to develop the foundations for electric induction motors, wireless telegraphy, radios, neon lamps, and remote control. Innovation Capital. A great idea may not be enough to build a great business.

Using IoT Data to Understand How Your Products Perform

Harvard Business Review

Since 2011, General Electric has publicly stated it would spend more than $1 billion on developing sensors, wireless devices, and related software to install on its aircraft engines, power turbines, locomotive trains and other machinery.

The Industries Apple Could Disrupt Next

Harvard Business Review

After an unprecedented decade of growth, analysts wrote off 2013 as a year to forget for Apple. After all, it grew from $7 billion in 2003 to $171 billion in 2013 by entering established (albeit still-emerging) markets with superior products — something the model suggests is a losing strategy.

Tinkering with Strategy Can Derail Midsize Companies

Harvard Business Review

The new president thought Cellairis should not only sell accessories, it should sell wireless phone service as well. People shopping for cell phone cases were natural customers for a wireless service provider. So the company jumped wholeheartedly into a joint venture with a reseller of wireless service, AMP’d Mobile, and opened AMP’d stores in the malls. It stiffed Cellairis and the wireless providers whose services it resold.

How GM Uses Social Media to Improve Cars and Customer Service

Harvard Business Review

We built a Social Media Command Center, a high-energy, state-of-the-art engagement environment featuring dozens of wireless work stations, multiple collaboration rooms, and 18 HD monitors that display a wide variety of social feeds — all housed in a 6,200-square-foot workspace.

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Digital Fairness vs. Facebook’s Dream of World Domination

Harvard Business Review

of its population has internet access (at home or over a wireless device); other estimates, such as that from the World Bank , suggest that the number may be even lower, 15.1% in 2013.

New MBAs Should Start Their Careers in Frontier Markets

Harvard Business Review

’” Under a different CEO, Econet Wireless Nigeria went on to build a nationwide network of street-side airtime sales. Since 2013, BizCorps has placed top MBAs in Columbia and Kenya. “Where are the stores?” ” asked the Scandinavian executive.