Man o'war

The Bank of The Future is a Man O’War

Many of the earth’s most enduring organisms from ants to bees encourage specialisation. Likewise, the successful bank of the future will incorporate composite specialists into their superorganism rather than trying to compete on all levels. This approach will not only optimise survival for legacy organisations but will create an ecosystem that caters to changing customer demands. This combination of specialism and diversity applies not to only the most successful organisms, but also to the most successful organisations.

Al-Pacino

Threat Within Vs Threat Without

Changemakers often experience the full wrath of a protective status quo when an internal power broker perceives them as a threat (to their position). Even though they may espouse upstanding business practices, proclaiming, “We are very innovative!”, ultimately when threatened by internally driven proactive change, the status quo can act as unscrupulously as the mob. 

Shameen Prashantham

Gorillas Can Dance Part 2 with Shameen Prashantham

This book tackles corporate-startup partnering in three parts. The Why, The How and The Where. In part one, our guest gave an overview of his over 15 years of research, which involved over 400 interviews with corporate managers, startup entrepreneurs, and other individuals involved in corporate-startup partnering and in part 1, he introduced some of the key players who placed the way to the Microsoft gorilla learning to dance with startups and … vice versa. We welcome back the author of “Gorillas Can Dance: Lessons from Microsoft and Other Corporations on Partnering with Startups” Shameen Prashantham.

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