Author Archives: Phyllis Ezop

High Risk Is Still Glorified, but Not Key to High Reward

We continue to see situations where bold risk taking is presented in ways that can easily give the impression that high risk leads to high reward.  However, my own research as well as research done elsewhere finds that high risk … Continue reading

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Manage Challenges Coming from New Visions for a Company’s Future

As core markets mature, companies are identifying new visions for their future and they are taking steps to bring those visions to fruition. This brings challenges. So, as the future unfolds, handling the situation well can make a major difference … Continue reading

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Patterns Shatter Myths about Successful Startups

I’ve recently written about how idolizing the risk-taking daredevil image perpetuates myths about the rewards of high risk. Another example of misleading imagery, however, is the notion that successful startup companies have relatively young founders. Like the myth of high

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Falsely Prepared for Disruption

I have written previously about the downside of companies panicking due to fear of disruption. And, most people are well aware of the terrible fate that can happen, as it did at Kodak, when disruptive threats are essentially ignored.  However, … Continue reading

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More Evidence of Paper’s Value in Today’s Digital World

These days, it is said that every company must become a technology company. However, as companies strive to strengthen their technological capabilities, taking the right approach is essential in order to achieve success. Thus, when adopting the latest technology, companies … Continue reading

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