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Remembering Sergei Mitrofanov

Remembering Sergei Mitrofanov

Early in the morning on August 4, I learned that our CMO and my dear friend and mentor, Sergei Mitrofanov had passed away suddenly the day before. The news came as a shock to friends, family, and colleagues around the world. Sergei was a vigorous man in his...

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Transformation Trade-offs

Transformation Trade-offs

Much has been written about the need for enterprise transformation and the obstacles that leaders invariably face. Many look for the One Best Way (a la Frederick Taylor) to achieve transformations, but the awkward truth is that leaders always have to make trade-offs...

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Joseph Battir interviews Frode Odegard

Joseph Battir interviews Frode Odegard

Dr. Joseph Battir  of the Energy Transition Solutions podcast at the Oil and Gas Global Network interviewed Frode Odegard, CEO and Founder of the Post-Industrial Institute, about the post-industrial transition, the need for new management thinking, and the...

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The New World Disorder

The New World Disorder

We should embrace the ideas and values that made the West great and that helped people prosper around the world. Our freedom is our most precious tool for addressing the problems and opportunities that lie before us. Two events took place in 1989 that signaled two...

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Russell Haworth interviews Frode Odegard

Russell Haworth interviews Frode Odegard

Thoughts from the Big Chair is a new podcast hosted by Russell Haworth. He interviews  senior business leaders with unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation. It covers a broad range of topics from strategy to technology to...

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Leading the Unwilling

Leading the Unwilling

In the emerging post-industrial work landscape, how can leaders persuade people to stay and pursue the organization's goals?  Before the pandemic arrived, the relationship between firms and people had become much more loosely coupled. Half of millennials in the United...

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Top ten CEO worries for 2022

Top ten CEO worries for 2022

2022 will be another tumultuous year, by all accounts. A just-released survey by management consulting firm Alix Partners of 3,000 executives reveals that 72% are afraid of losing their jobs in 2022, and 94% predict significant change in their business models. Here...

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Transformation Obstacles

Transformation Obstacles

Most enterprises are undergoing a "digital transformation." There is a widespread realization that improving operational efficiency and new adding offerings will not be enough. Where to go from there is not so obvious. Enterprise transformation is a strategic...

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The Pre-Post Pandemic

The Pre-Post Pandemic

As we eagerly wave goodbye to 2021, we are two years from the initial reports of the Covid-19 virus. With the arrival of the new Omicron variant, we see new restrictions enacted worldwide. Again. These have been two difficult years, but we have gradually learned to...

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Announcing our new name

Announcing our new name

I am excited to announce that we have now changed our name to the Post-Industrial Institute.  Here is a brief recap of how we ended up here: I began my career in the late eighties, focusing on theoretical computer science and software engineering research. Knowing...

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