Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Mirror and the Window

    • Exercise: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" ~ Alvin Toffler

  • 2

    Innovation vs Disruption?

    • Exercise: Same, but different

  • 3

    The Goliath mirage

    • Case Study: "Success is a lousy teacher; it seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose"

    • Strategic thinking: Focusing solely on the tree, forgetting the forest

  • 4

    Disruptive businesses

    • Workshop: Lessons from trailblazing disruptors and what they mean to you

  • 5

    Why Revolutions should worry you

    • We don't learn from experience. Here's why you should.

  • 6

    Dissecting the DNA of disruptive businesses

    • It's in the chromosomes. It's who, not what they are.

  • 7

    The cockroach mentality

    • Hope is not a strategy

  • 8

    Where did the customer go?

    • In the footsteps of the evolving customer and why it's business "as usual" won't work in the 21st C

  • 9

    Analysis of Trends in select sphere

    • The further behind you look, the further ahead you see

  • 10

    The tyranny of numbers

    • Numbers don't lie: Why might is right in the 21stC

  • 11

    Contrasting the contenders

    • Case Study: Disruptors are not just another competitor

  • 12

    First principles

    • Interrogating your 'factory settings': Calibrating for pivoting

  • 13

    MIssion Impossible?

    • Self - destruct: "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will."- Steve Jobs. (He cannibalized the cash-minting iPod for the iPhone before someone else did, and set Apple on the path to runaway success)

  • 14

    Bringing it all together

    • Visual: So what does this all mean?

  • 15

    Road to Damascus

    • Bringing back the love: Guided calibration.. "Innovation is not just another app." - Prof. Patrick Ngugi (CBK Governor)