Software is eating the world – about African innovation

Software is eating the world – about African innovation “Why software is eating the world” has been the title of a famous essay by Marc Andreessen in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. Being in Nairobi, I have been heavily reminded on that. While arriving at the airport, I buy a local Safaricom SIM-Card, put it into …

Dambisa Moyo at the Druckerforum in Vienna

Dambisa Moyo, bestselling author and a big voice when it comes to abandon development aid for Africa, comes to the Global Peter Drucker Forum to Vienna on November 5 and 6, 2015. In her blogpost at the Drucker Blog, Dambisa rises concern that digitalization and its accompanying annihilation of jobs will specifically hurt African countries with their growing and …

How Agile Practices have become an element of General Management

What we today know as “agile practices” have been developed in the software industry. Today “software is eating the world” (Wall Street Journal, 2011) and meanwhile is dominating all other industries. But on its way up, software companies went through big crises. Much had been promised to customers in the 1980s and 1990s, but comparably little was achieved. The complexity of assignments had been …

A different Global Society

“Enough! Enough of the imbalances that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves,” that is the first sentence the Canadian management thinker Henry Mintzberg wrote in his new book “Rebalancing Society”. He refers to our “unbalanced society”, where the relationship between public and private sector has become distorted. An overall dominating private sector has …