Many of the old organizations will die soon (if they haven’t died already).
Amir Sasson, Provost, Professor & Vice President, BI Norwegian Business School.
Quote with permission from speech at Oslo Big Data Day, 19/3/2019.
My last lecture in Norway received an amazing response.
It feels as if Norway is ready to be more aggressive, and swim in global waters like never before.
Therefore I am excited to be one of the speakers at Talerlisten
, the No 1 speaker agency in Norway.
(They are innovative and aggressive online – a good match for my Shark topics)
Talerlisten have many great speakers, check them out! I look forward for my next bite in Norway (on stage).
It is an honor to be lecturing for the The Association of Swedish Advertisers – (it is sold out and it’s perfect timing that my lecture is being held lunch time.)
The audience will be full of market directors ready to chew on market shares with Sharkonomics.
Finally… at the 2019 Apple Special Event they are picking up speed and moving their innovation forward. Not in hardware, yet in services at payment, cards, news, games, tv etc with an extra + for those willing to pay for added value. This move is Apple’s attack on profitable solutions, such as Netflix and others, who are successful in the Apple app store. They are practically making service solutions that are turning billions of their screens into a global supermarket (shopping starts at Apple). It is a smart move in the short run, but it can be copied. What can not be copied is the DNA of Steve Jobs, it would be a more unique move to do a series of Steve Jobs hardware products, with respect of the legend. Myself and others do actually buy old models, because they still have the DNA of Steve Jobs. (In other words, a real Apple product). Emotions are harder to copy than a services. Do not think they will call it Steve Jobs+ but that is what it is, and what I and other fans want.
I lecturing on Sharkonomics this week in Oslo, I pointed out that digitalization makes competition grow. Digitalization increases disruption and change in practically every business field.
In the “cash-free society”, cash is exchanged for “words” when money comes and goes, yet the “words” remain.
Twice recently, I traveled to the US and stumbled upon a valuable trend. With digitalization, cash disappears, and instead, the transactions are based on the credibility of the individuals; they give their word.
Expressions such as “I promise” and “certify” are utilized to give your word. People exchange values with each others and utilize various products / services based on words.
Depending on the words a customer employs, one may receive varying prices when shopping.
For example, there are cafes who charge lower prices on their coffee, if you order it politely.
In NY, I was not charged for a meal at the “SweetGreen Restaurant”, after taking part in a great conversation with the staff.
“Word-commerce” is becoming digitized.
Beneath the surface, there are tremendous technological developments within digitalization, to replace keyboards, and screens, for sound-based interaction, such as Alexa.
When we link the words to pure transactions, “E-Commerce” will be renamed “Word-Commerce”.
Consequently, your voice, and the right choice of words, can be used as payment when you shop online, and offline.
How can you increase your success with this valuable trend?