Humanness – Inspiring Confidence to Execute Transformational Change

Humanness – Inspiring Confidence to Execute Transformational Change

Blue Ocean Articles
How Asia’s largest opium-producing area was transformed into one of the world’s best examples of sustainable development By J. Rae Cho & Gowrishankar Sundararajan, Value Innovation Group ‘The DTDP is one of the world’s best examples of sustainable development’. The best-laid plans of an organization come to nothing if employees are not behind them. This is because most organizations face internal hurdles to change – from cognitive hurdles of people wedded to the status quo to political hurdles created by deep divisions and silos that breed infighting. If you do not address these hurdles to execution upfront, your efforts at change are likely to fail. Building people’s trust and aligning them with a new strategy is critical. This is especially true in the innovation-driven economy where organizations depend on employees’…
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Empowering High School Entrepreneurs

Empowering High School Entrepreneurs

Blue Ocean Articles
Nicholas Benavides, The Founder | Ted Dacko, The Executive Director of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition In June 2018, Ted Dacko was appointed Executive Director of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition for high school students. Dacko is perfectly suited to this role. In his former role as CEO of HealthMedia, Dacko applied the blue ocean approach and tools to shift the company from a once-struggling $6-million-dollar company to one worth $185 million in just two years. And all that during the 2007-2008 global financial crisis. Ted Dacko’s commitment to blue ocean principles and his vast entrepreneurial experience have been hugely beneficial in taking the competition to a new level in the 2018-19 year, which just concluded. As Executive Director, Ted has successfully transitioned the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition from a high-school…
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