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Torben Rick
Works at Meliorate
Attended Aarhus School of Business
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Embrace change or become stagnant

Business model innovation in times of rapid change
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#businessmodel #innovationmanagement #disruptiveinnovation  
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The hard side of change management

Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls
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#changemanagement #organizationalchange #organizationalchange #businesstransformation #turnaround  
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Disruptive business trends

"We've always done it this way." I've heard this in a variety of forms many times in my career, usually as a precursor to an argument against organizational change or a business transformation objective.
Top 7+ disruptive business trends - How disruptive is your business? Don't get left behind in today’s rapidly changing and disruptive world - Torben Rick
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What they believe

Successful companies are ones that have figured out what they believe and have aligned their workforce around it rather than subscribing to the latest business culture bestseller in the airport bookstore.
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The days of simple marketing systems are over

Today every customer has direct access to solutions and information 24/7. Research shows that up to 70% of decision-making in B2B is made before the decision-maker approaches the supplier - and even before visiting the supplier's website.

This increase in access to information through digital channels has changed the game within marketing. Digital channels and social networking sites are becoming increasingly more important sources of information.

#marketing #marketingstrategy #b2bmarketing  
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Social media jump started The Sharing Economy

Welcome to the new collaborative economy, which has extended way beyond spare rooms and shared cars. Pretty much anything can — and is — being shared for a price these days, from pet boarding (DogVacay) and boats (Boatbound) to conference rooms (LiquidSpace, ShareDesk) and expertise assembling IKEA furniture (TaskRabbit).

#sharingeconomy #collaborativeeconomy  
The sharing economy also known as the collaborative consumption could not have worked out before social media platforms - Torben Rick
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Is this a new take on the whole half-empty or half-full argument?
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The future of B2B marketing – fasten your seat belts

The B2B marketing winners are the companies that create the strongest connection to the market and deliver the most relevant content. B2B companies who fail to adapt their marketing won’t have a future.
The future of B2B marketing - the days of simple marketing systems are over - fasten your seat belts - Torben Rick
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"640K is more memory than anyone will ever need on a computer," Gates reportedly said at a computer trade show in the early 1980s. Or did he? No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time.
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The golden triangle of disruptive technology

Disruptive technologies are storming the halls of business, with social media among the most aggressive. Customers gain a platform for self-expression; networks organized customer sentiment and created active communities around interests and experiences.

This genre of connected consumerism has given rise to a not so quiet consumer revolution. Perhaps more importantly, businesses were given the gift of feedback and an opportunity to listen and equally engage. Social media represents the great bridging of customer expectations and business assumptions.

The Golden Triangle of disruptive technology was formed by the social, mobile and real-time trends, enveloped by the cloud. Executives have no choice but to take notice. It’s time to adapt or die, to expand from a ritual of business management to that of business leadership. It’s a shift in philosophy that unlocks the door to competitive advantages.
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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
Skills
Business improvement, change management, organizational development, organizational culture, performance improvement, strategy
Employment
  • Meliorate
    Independent Executive Interim Manager, 2008 - present
  • Verdo A/S
    Division Director & Group Business Development Executive, 2009 - present
  • Verdo Renewables Limited
    Non-Executive Board Adviser, 2012 - 2013
  • TDC A/S
    Business & Financial Improvement Director - Vice President, 2006 - 2007
  • Talkline GmbH & Co. KG
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Managing Director, 2001 - 2006
  • Talkline GmbH & Co. KG
    Project Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Sunrise AG
    Commercial Project Director, 1998 - 1999
  • TDC A/S
    Sales Support Director, 1997 - 1997
  • TDC A/S
    Head of Strategic Business Unit, 1995 - 1996
  • DanaData A/S
    Head of Logistics & procurement, 1992 - 1995
  • PC Distribution A/S
    Managing Director, 1992 - 1995
  • DanaData A/S
    Head of Marketing, 1990 - 1991
  • Nykredit
    Project Manager, 1989 - 1990
  • Kreditforeningen Danmark
    Project Manager, 1988 - 1989
  • Kreditforeningen Danmark
    Marketing Coordinator, 1987 - 1988
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Hamburg
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Zürich - Aarhus - Odense - Nordborg
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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
Introduction

Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement and development, change management and turn-around.

Have worked with value-adding leadership and transformation creating simultaneous top line and bottom line growth. The main drivers have been marketing and sales efficiency, improved customer and employee satisfaction, customer service, product management, cross functional business improvements and culture change.

Strong strategic management experience in developing strategic directions.

By constantly challenging the way things are done combined with the organizational refocusing programs have been the key factors in obtaining the results:

► Significant financial improvement
► Increasing customer base
► Increasing service-level - customer service
► Increasing customer and employee satisfaction.

International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Fluent in Danish, German and English.

Education
  • Aarhus School of Business
    M.Sc. (Econ), 1984 - 1987
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The share economy is entering the children's room
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The share economy is entering the children's room - By harnessing the power of the mobile Internet, new companies are encouraging their cust

A technology driven change - The collaborative economy
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Only two decades ago exchange existed completely offline. Now the sharing economy is making mainstream headlines - A technology driven chang

Shared economy - Collaborative consumption - The sharing economy
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Shared economy - collaborative consumption - collaborative economy - the sharing economy

The sharing economy has hit the water - peer-to-peer boat sharing
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A new breed of boat-sharing services is entering the market. The sharing economy has hit the water - peer-to-peer boat sharing - Torben Rick

Do you want backlash and negative comments from customers
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Do you want backlash and negative comments from customers? Don't use national tragedy to promote your products - Torben Rick

A new way to use social media to take on a big corporation
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Customer buying a promoted tweet against British Airways for losing bags - A new way to use social media to take on a big corporation - Torb

Just another corporate social media failure
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Just another corporate social media failure - this time a marketing mess-up from AT&T. A social media presence is not a billboard - Torben R

Top 20+ awesome quotes on change management
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Change readiness is the new change management - Top 20+ quotes on change management for your change management initiative - Torben Rick

Will access to assets be the new ownership
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Netflix altered the way people consume movies, Oyster are trying to impact the way people read. Will access to assets be the new ownership?

Top 5+ disruptive change questions - How to disrupt your industry
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Top 5+ elements in disrupting your industry - How to disrupt your industry? Top 5+ disruptive change questions - Torben Rick

The sharing economy - Transform to avoid business disruption
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The sharing economy startups are disruptive because they are driven by a desire to solve an unsolved problem. Transform to avoid business di

Sharing economy - Yours, mine - no matter: sharing instead of owning
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The Internet has kicked sharing to new heights - Yours, mine - no matter: sharing instead of owning - Torben Rick

Fail to understand the power of social media
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The power of social media - Even a high tech company like Intel can fail to understand the power of social media in the hands of activists -

How not to use hashtags to market products and services
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How not to use hashtags to market products and services, to improve positioning in search results, to boost hit rate - Torben Rick

Neighbors used to share a cup of sugar
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Neighbors used to share a cup of sugar. Nowadays there are several websites dedicated to connecting neighbors to share items - The sharing e

In the sharing economy building trust is key
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In the sharing economy building trust is key. Technology creates the social glue for trust to form between strangers - Torben Rick

In the sharing economy convenience is a huge factor
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In the sharing economy convenience is a huge factor. Sharing a drill just isn't convenient - but the sharing economy isn't just about sharin

Slideshare presentation: Business disruption is sweeping
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Business disruption is sweeping. Not since the Industrial Revolution have we seen a longer or broader list of companies whose business model

The drivers behind the rise of the collaborative economy
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Causes for the rise of the collaborative economy. The drivers behind the rise of the sharing economy: social, economic, and technology - Tor

Slideshare presentation: The rise of the sharing economy
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The peer-to-peer "sharing economy” or “collaborative Consumption is taking off. Slideshare presentation: The rise of the sharing economy - T