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Visualizing Disruptive Technology Pay-Off

We face today an enormous challenge of making sense of the complexity that swirls around us.  It is not just data; it is the context in which stuff is happening that could change the insight we get from the data.  It is not just volatility; it is the trade-off analysis that slows decisions for fear Read more about Visualizing Disruptive Technology Pay-Off[…]

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The Future of Software: Creating Recurring Revenue Value from the Wisdom of the Crowd

For software and information products companies, recurring revenue strategies are a key to improving the quality of earnings, enhancing the overall valuation of the firm and scaling growth with improved EBITDA.   Often, the strategy, growth and sustainability challenges facing information technology businesses are the same as those faced by their clients.  If the firm can Read more about The Future of Software: Creating Recurring Revenue Value from the Wisdom of the Crowd[…]

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TCLABZ Crowdsourced Scenario Process

These are the most exciting times in the electric power industry since Thomas Edison was alive—that’s both the bad news and the good.  The boom and bust forces of change are moving us through the correction stage of the power business cycle setting up a return to growth. What keeps investors and energy executive up Read more about TCLABZ Crowdsourced Scenario Process[…]

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The Search for New Energy Market Consultant Leadership

The energy industry has been turned on its head by the impacts of the recession, global energy competition, and new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand renewable energy, and make the power grid smarter. The insatiable energy demand from emerging economies is driving technology change making the oil patch more digital and accessible through Read more about The Search for New Energy Market Consultant Leadership[…]

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Smart Grid History: The Bad, the Good, and the Revenge of the Customers

When the short history of smart grid is written someday, I predict it will include four chapters: Government industrial policy and political correctness Market rationalization of the policy mistakes Customer aggregation, choice and revenge The return to rational energy economic equilibrium In Chapter 1 we will hear all about the first phase of smart grid Read more about Smart Grid History: The Bad, the Good, and the Revenge of the Customers[…]

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When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?

Image via CrunchBase The power of disruptive technology to reshape and change the dynamics of competitive markets is not necessarily in the products we use.  Often it is in the ideas that make those products attractive to customers.  The more attractive the products the more transformational their use can be in competitive markets when customers Read more about When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?[…]

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Disruptive Technology is Driving New Ways of Learning

I was surprised at the comments I received about my rant about the need for disintermediation to transform higher education.  You can read them yourself, but the sense of the comments is that neither students, parents nor employers thinks the system serves their interests.  My call to consider disruptive technology changes in the way higher Read more about Disruptive Technology is Driving New Ways of Learning[…]

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Recurring Revenue Business Models Work

The use of recurring revenue strategies can enhance the valuation of any company by improving the predictability of organic revenue growth and improving EBITDA by using best practices and repeatable solutions to reduce the cost of goods sold.  Whether the firm is building products or providing consulting or other services leveraging that intellectual property creation Read more about Recurring Revenue Business Models Work[…]

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The High Cost of Sitting on Your Assets

For many companies today, preserving cash, reductions in force and hunkering down for the rest of the recession is job one. For some, this strategy may be fatal as competitors use this time to re-tool, re-build, and re-conceptualize their products and business models for the recovery and growth stage of the next business cycle. If Read more about The High Cost of Sitting on Your Assets[…]

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What Keeps the Utility CEO Awake at Night?

  Turning Energy Strategy Upside Down, Part 3   If you are the CEO of any significant energy company or one of its suppliers you have a lot to worry about these days.  A convergence of forces is bearing down on you from the impacts of the economic recession and recovery; the change in national Read more about What Keeps the Utility CEO Awake at Night?[…]