Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Operating in an asset-light world

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Lisbon
Friday 22 May 15

Is 'one-click pizza' disruptive enough, or should telcos throw out the rule book and become start-ups again?

"Disrupt yourself…or die!" In Portugal this week a Dutchman made a group of telecoms executives put down their pasteis de nata and pay attention to a stark message: big corporations must embrace a new organisational model if they are to stand a chance of competing with disruptive start-ups in a rapidly-changing world. The life expectancy of an S&P 500 company was 67 years in the 1920s, but it has fallen to just 15 years today, Yuri van Geest, author and entrepreneur said on Thursday. And in the next 10 years "40% will be dropped from this list," he warned. &quot…

"Disrupt yourself…or die!" In Portugal this week a Dutchman made a group of telecoms executives put down their pasteis de nata and pay attention to a stark message: big corporations must embrace a new organisational model if they are to stand a chance of competing with disruptive start-ups in a rapidly-changing world. The life expectancy of an S&P 500 company was 67 years in the 1920s, but it has fallen to just 15 years today, Yuri van Geest, author and entrepreneur said on Thursday. And in the next 10 years "40% will be dropped from this list," he warned. &quot…

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