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The New Spotify Headquarters Rocks with DJ Decks and Marshall Stack

September 3, 2015 |  by  |  eBusiness  |  Comments Off on The New Spotify Headquarters Rocks with DJ Decks and Marshall Stack

Earlier this year, I had the great opportunity to attend a Kanban workshop at the new Spotify headquarters in Manhattan. Not just the workshop with Klaus Leopold was incredibly great. The insight into the engineering culture of Spotify and the collaboration with the Agile Coaches was more than interesting.

The impressions below show, that they know, how to attract employees:

Kanban itself is a great approach to gaining focus, which I hardly recommend to every organization. The “Stop Starting, Start Finishing” philosophy is the key to getting things done. Lot of people talk about it, but very few know really what Kanban is.

Revealing the Lean Business Stack

Revealing the Lean Business Stack

August 27, 2015 |  by  |  eBusiness  |  Comments Off on Revealing the Lean Business Stack

I have this vision, that a super-hero team will jump in the company to sky-rocket the business. Just with their Business Stack and a smile. Unfortunately, they will never come. But the intresting question is: How would they rock it? Their Business Stack, a set of principles and practices, isn’t a secret. But why are some teams successful and others don’t?

Certainly, there are a lot of reasons. But the simple truth is, if your vision is not realistic, you will fail. Even Lean Thinking, pivoting and the best Business Stack can’t be successful, if the company is steering towards a poor vision. There is much truth in the saying “Ideas are nothing, execution is all”, but in this case, vision trumps. Agile is not a substitution for vision.

Because the superhero team will never come, I’ve tried to figure out their Lean Business Stack. You see the result below.


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The Disruptive Power of Platforms

The Disruptive Power of Platforms

August 25, 2015 |  by  |  eBusiness  |  Comments Off on The Disruptive Power of Platforms

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Why are some Platforms so disruptive? Where does this power come from? The ability to grow with nearly zero marginal costs? The external value-creation process? The perfect environment for Growth Hacking strategies? This Mindmap is an attempt to give some structure on this issue, based on articles from Platform Thinking Labs.



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Digital Disruption: Die Reihenfolge der erfassten Branchen

Digital Disruption: Die Reihenfolge der erfassten Branchen

June 29, 2015 |  by  |  eBusiness  |  Comments Off on Digital Disruption: Die Reihenfolge der erfassten Branchen

Netzökonom und Fokus Chefkorrespondet Dr. Holger Schmidt hat die Digital Vortex Studie interessant analysiert. Trotz einiger Spekulationen ist viel dran an seinem Artikel und seiner Präsentation “Die Techs kommen”.


International Coaching Course

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Off Topic  |  Comments Off on International Coaching Course

Der International Coaching Course war ein spannendes Erlebnis abseits des Online-Business und ein guter Einblick in die Strukturen der Talentförderung in Spanien. Besonders der Besuch in der Jugenakademie von Real Madrid und die Master Class in der Akademie des FC Barcelona waren ein echtes Highlight. Schöne Impressionen und sehr interessante Einblicke in die Trainingsweise sind im Video mitgeschnitten.

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E-Commerce treibt die Fashion Revolution

September 16, 2010 |  by  |  eBusiness  |  Comments Off on E-Commerce treibt die Fashion Revolution

Eine sehr gute Präsentation von Matthias Schrader, die beeindruckend zeigt, wie viel Fahrt der Fashion Commerce aufnimmt. Fast auf den Tag genau vor einem Jahr schrieb ich hier passend zum Thema über einen sehr lesenswerten Artikel über Net-A-Porter. Vor rund dreieinhalb Jahren machten wir die ersten Tests mit Videos zur Unterstützung im Sales Funnel, die jetzt auch im Fashion Commerce immer mehr zu sehen sind…