Productivity. Performance. Success

Catching the Government Unicorn

Catching the Government Unicorn

When you think of the public sector, the last thing you probably think of is speedy transformations. Most people associate the government with slow politicians deliberately delaying progress in any direction. If you think this way, you aren’t wrong. But you aren’t wholly right either. Government unicorns exist, and we need to be paying more […]

The Obsession with Smartcards

The Obsession with Smartcards

The past week has been a hectic one with two back-to-back business conferences on going digital in the public sector. I spoke about “The Government Unicorn” (a book I am co-authoring with Lars Karlsson) at the GTDW  conference in Singapore and then it was straight to Namibia to attend ID4Africa 2017 – part of a […]

Compete or Cooperate: Which makes better business sense?

Compete or Cooperate: Which makes better business sense?

  Richard Koch defines cooperation and competition in his latest book (The 80/20 principle and 92 other powerful laws of nature) as such: Cooperation is how we create value: how we create the pie. Competition is how we capture value: how we grab the slice of the pie.    When building or developing a business, […]

Why Do eGovernment Projects in Developing Countries Fail?

Why Do eGovernment Projects in Developing Countries Fail?

I recently spoke at an international government forum on electronic identity. One of the key points I made in my speech was that the success rate of eGovernment projects in developing countries is very low. In fact, based on a paper by Richard Heeks, we have following baseline estimates,   35% of eGovernment projects were […]

Making Every Child Count – The Right to an Identity

Making Every Child Count – The Right to an Identity

How would it make you feel if you or your child were denied a legal identity? While any parent understands firsthand the caring and thoughtful process of naming a beloved child, the unfortunate truth is that this process of legal identification does not always take place.  I deal a lot with issues of identity as part of my […]

Apple, Google & IKEA – What they all have in common

Apple, Google & IKEA – What they all have in common

  There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. Whether they’re individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves.
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Groupthink, Sunk Cost and Santa Claus

Groupthink, Sunk Cost and Santa Claus

  “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”                                                                                     ― Albert Einstein    We believe we are logical and rational but in fact most of the time, our thoughts are illogical and we act irrationally. This week, I will discuss three common and dangerous thinking flaws. […]

What I learned from Vilfredo Pareto and my first golf coach

What I learned from Vilfredo Pareto and my first golf coach

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 5 If you are like most people you don’t prepare for work. You simply  “work”. Yes, you may have your to-do lists and your meetings are in your calendar; and yes, occasionally you spend time planning for a presentation to the “big client”. But like most of us, […]

Your Business Plan should be more than a “Sales Document”

Your Business Plan should be more than a “Sales Document”

If you are a CEO or an entrepreneur, you are expected to come up with a business plan.  As a CEO, the strength of the business plan has major influences on the level of trust you will get from your board of directors, especially if you are “new” to the organization. If you are a […]

4 Steps to Manage your Digital Overload

4 Steps to Manage your Digital Overload

Emails, social media and mobile messaging applications can make your job easier and more productive. I can’t imagine a life without my smartphone (thank you Steve Jobs!). If you have ever lost your phone, you know what I mean. We are currently travelling in Europe and my wife’s phone got stolen last week so we […]

JONAS LIND is a co-founder of two IT companies, one in Sweden and one in Malaysia. He has been in the IT industry since 2000. He currently resides in Malaysia with his family.

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