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Updating the enterprise
Different approaches to the corporate world plus a reminder of what great leadership looks like
Every week I read widely across a range of stuff. All loosely connected to the business of technology. I read to learn and to find questions (not answers). These things grabbed my interest this week...
Business software needs to be designed for users from WSJ. One of the great hidden challenges of the tech industry. How do we bring the enterprise into the mobile and digital age? How do we capture and share the value that will result?
Packy McCormick from Not Boring on Ramp. Interesting idea of the corporate card as a different way into the finance function. And I love the point that the company bets on people when hiring - totally agree. Packy is very much a techno optimist - I don’t know enough to be convinced by the company. But the trends and ideas he identifies are real. Ambition and valuations are growing in the US. Smaller ecosystems are actually falling further behind in both total value and valuation multiples. How can small be more nimble and grow faster rather than slower?
“You’ve got to learn the rules in order to change the rules.” Daniel Ek from Spotify quoted in this analysis by JC Samuelian-Werve.
US adopts a decentralised approach to accelerate vaccination. Are there wider lessons for how the NHS and healthcare operate?
Love this article - What is an Executive by Boztank. Best definition of the founder/ leader role I have seen for a while. No 1- Convince smart people to work with me. Solve this and you are more than halfway to success. How can the ecosystem help founders improve in this area?
That’s all from me this week. What are the questions you are asking...