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Interesting videos that we have found that deepen our understanding of Business Agility.

[#019] The Efficiency Paradox

Niklas Modig uses the example of a child needing medical help to illustrate the difference between flow efficiency and resource efficiency. It serves as an excellent emotional hook to highlight this key idea of why flow efficiency is so important for business agility.

[#018] The 1% Factor

Sir Dave Brailsford talks about how small, incremental gains helped British Cycling become successful. He discusses continuous improvement and how to align teams behind a goal to win.

[#016] Why you should have your own black box

Matthew Syed explores the differences between growth and fixed mindsets and how our attitude to failure governs our success. It’s a topic he also explores in his wonderful book Black Box Thinking.

[#014] What is leadership?

Captain David Marquet gives us his view on leadership. This video is a great overview of his wonderful book “Turn the Ship Around!”

[#013] Introduction to Wardley Maps

Wardley Maps are a really powerful tool for deciding strategy. Here is Simon Wardley giving a very entertaining Keynote at OSCON 2014 where he discusses how he came to invent it as a technique and briefly runs through how it can be applied.

[#012] The Smell of the Place

Professor Sumantra Ghoshal talks about culture at the World Economic Forum – what he refers to as “The Smell of the Place”. He talks about what management can do to create and sustain the culture they want rather than allowing undesirable norms to grow.

[#011] If Russ Ackoff had given a TED Talk… Systems Thinking

“The peformance of a system depends on how the parts fit, not how they act taken separately.” Dr. Russell Ackoff In this inspiring talk, Ackoff discusses the importance of looking at systems as a whole when improving. He discusses the folly of looking at a system as individual parts and improving them in isolation. Finally, …

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