Introducing CANsulta!

Over at AKP Solutions, we’ve been working on a secret project for a while now. But today, the time has finally come to tell you what we’ve been hiding… I am thrilled to finally announce our new e-consulting platform, Cansulta™! Cansulta will make consulting accessible, affordable and approachable by connecting businesses to vetted consultants with […]

7 Tips for New Entrepreneurs

In 2019, I started two businesses, AKP Solutions (management consulting) for my own practice, and Stratenym (specialty medical communications) with my two business partners. While I’m lucky that it has been a relatively smooth and painless exercise compared to some horror stories one hears from startups requiring significant capital, inventory, warehouse or retail space, it […]

Browning’s tough task (Transformation) guided by Kotter’s “8 Errors” framework

I must confess that when I first read the case of Peter Browning and Continental White Cap, I was perplexed. I find that Harvard Business Review cases are often straightforward: not that they are “easy”, but usually, by the end of the case, if one has recently read applicable/relevant management theory, there is a relatively […]

Transformation A and B at ACME advertising agency

I wish I’d read this excellent article by Gilbert, Eyring and Foster earlier. While there is quite an extensive cannon written about innovation and disruption, entrepreneurship and transformation, I’ve struggled to see the practical application and evidence in most theories. In particular, it’s been difficult to reconcile what I saw as two competing strategies to […]

“Disruptive innovation” (1) isn’t all about Uber, and (2) exemplified by new virtual workforces

Maybe it’s due to my experience within the tech/IT and advertising industries and frequent exposure to entrepreneurs and startups, but over the last few years, I have been inundated by people using “disruptive innovation” to describe many new business ventures, to the point that it has become an annoying and meaningless buzzword that I actively […]