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Will You Become Obsolete?

Next week, in Abu Dhabi, we will be launching our new ‘Digital Leaders’ elective class on the Strathclyde Business School MBA programme. A key focus of the class is Digital Darwinism defined by Brian Solis as a position where technology and society evolve faster than our ability to adapt. There are already a large number of organisations who have become, or are becoming, digital dinosaurs due to their failure to adapt fast enough.
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According to the Economist, if universities were to face the same conditions over the next 10 to 20 years that daily newspapers faced over the last 10 to 20, then revenues would fall by more than half, employment in the industry would drop by nearly 30% and more than 700 institutions would shut their doors.

You can read the full article here - Terminal degrees

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Digital Leaders Urgently Required

More evidence of the need for Digital Business Leaders has emerged from a recent Forrester Research Report ‘The State of Digital Business in 2014’. While 74 percent of the business executives surveyed claimed to have a strategy for dealing with digital disruption, only 15 percent believed their company had the capability to execute the strategy.
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The Social Media Revolution

Erik Qualman of Socialnomics has recently updated his excellent Social Media Revolution video to a new 2014 edition. If you need to convince your senior management team to invest in social then just sit them down in front of this. Please click on the image to view the video on Youtube.


All comments and feedback very welcome.

Take care.

Jim and Vincent


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