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Inspiring change in Organisations

Inspiring change in Organisations

Below is one of the best pieces I have seen around how to communicate,  engage and inspire your team. Simon Sinek has a fantastic Ted talk that explains on what makes leaders inspirational.  The answer is that the truly inspirational leaders focus on the ‘why’...

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Incumbent Pricing Dilemma and Irrational Pricing

Incumbent Pricing Dilemma and Irrational Pricing

New subscription video on demand (SVOD) market entrants’ mean Sky faces a very interesting dilemma at the moment. Something that I like to call the ‘incumbents pricing dilemma’ and something I have experienced first hand in a couple of different industries: mobile and...

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Game On: Netflix vs. Neon vs. Lighbox vs. Quickflix

Game On: Netflix vs. Neon vs. Lighbox vs. Quickflix

It is going to be a very interesting time for subscription video on demand (SVOD) services over the next twelve to eighteen months as the market has moved from one player (Quickflix) to four (Quickflix, Netflix, Lightbox and Neon) in the space of six months. Each of...

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How Google Works – Over Communicate with your Team

How Google Works – Over Communicate with your Team

There are many great insights from the How Google Works book that Google book that I am sure that I will refer to on these blogs.  One of the first is about communicating in fact the importance of over communicating. I have been involved in organisations at both end...

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Profit ahead of customers can destroy your brand

Profit ahead of customers can destroy your brand

There are a few articles floating around this week about the DRM (Digital Rights Management) Keruig have put on their new Keruig 2.0 coffee machines. For those of you that don't know what a Keruig coffee machine is think of it as a Nespresso machine where you insert a...

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A reminder of Kotter’s eight stages of change

A reminder of Kotter’s eight stages of change

Kotter’s eight stages of change has been around for a while however it is as relevant now as it was when he first published it. Incorporating last weeks post ‘Inspiring Change in an Organisation’ will help with the buy-in of change.  This adds a lot of gravitas to the...

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Spark ARPU uplift

Spark ARPU uplift

Background: After a Commerce Commission review a determination has been made that Chorus is allowed to increase the price of cooper by $4 to the ISPs.  The ISPs have signaled they are going to pass this on to the end consumers. I really like this pricing strategy from...

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Are you thinking big enough?

Are you thinking big enough?

    Over the summer I read a couple of great books.  How Google Works and Zero to One.  Both books were great reads and there are a number of common themes: Think about the platform Think global scale Hire the best talent Etc The theme I want to draw on is...

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Another Industry waiting to be disrupted

Another Industry waiting to be disrupted

Thoughts from this article Silicon Valley's hottest startup is scaring insurance brokers and fighting regulators       The article in a nutshell Zenefits’ software helps small businesses manage all of their human resources functions in one place, such as health...

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About this blog

About this blog

When I started Generator Consulting I wanted to provide you with an insight into my world.  What you can expect from me, what drives me and what my personal philosophy is all about, and this blog provided the perfect outlet.  The market, business and marketing are all...

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