July 25, 2009

What to do in a stormy day

I didn't plan to spend the day reading The Silver Lining, but I happened to read it because of an unexpected -and by the way scary- storm.

Thanks to God for the storm and thanks to Scott Anthony for the relatively short and insightful book he has written. It contains keys and methodology to allocate resources (people, time and money) for promising innovations that might help to transform the company.

Companies rarely transform themselves through cost cutting or improved operational effectiveness. Nowadays, they need a very special kind of leadership to dare to transform relatively successful -but declining- business models.

And since my job consists on helping management teams to unleash this transformation within the company, reading The Silver Lining has been a worth investment that I strongly recommend. Specially for those stormy days your company is going through, or shall go through in the future...