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Torben Rick
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The most dangerous phrase in business - A culture of continuous improvement is crucial

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A culture of continuous improvement is crucial to organizational performance and survival in an era of profound and accelerating disruption - Torben Rick
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Better swim! swim! swim! ........
- Fast fish eats slow fish

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Fast fish eats slow fish - Better swim! - Disruptive change - Being agile is what makes or breaks a company in these new and exciting times.
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Organizations will not change if people do not change
- Organizations don’t change. People do – or they don’t

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One of the biggest change management mistakes is to expect that everyone's reaction will be like yours. Organizations don't change. People do
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Over the top dynamics

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Over the top dynamics - The traditional TV industry is been disrupted by OTT. Over the top dynamics are also playing out in the mobile space
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Don’t let culture eat strategy for breakfast. Have them feed each other.
- Organisational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner so don’t leave it unattended

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A message that is too often forgotten when drafting corporate strategies
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Whatsapp now 50 percent larger than global SMS
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Over the top dynamics - The traditional TV industry is been disrupted by OTT. Over the top dynamics are also playing out in the mobile space
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Create and maintain the right cultural fit for the strategy
- The organizational Pac-Man is always hungry

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The organizational Pac-Man is always hungry - Successful execution of strategy depends upon the organizational culture - Torben Rick
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Businesses with a strong sense of purpose are more successful

Link: http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/strategy/having-a-purpose-beyond-profit/
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Culture and strategy are two sides of the same coin

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Changing organizational culture is daunting. Successful execution of the strategy depends on having a culture that drives high performance
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Curiosity didn’t kill the cat – Complacency will kill the cat

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Curiosity didn’t kill the cat - But complacency will kill the cat. Complacency have already killed many once successful companies.
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Leaders should think of their organizations in terms of their own shadows

– people watch what their leaders do and emulate them. Individually and collectively, leaders, through all of their actions, become role models for change – or not.

If the leaders do not personally own the change, nobody will

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Managing organizational change management is tough. Make sure to avoid these common change management mistakes. Slideshare plus infographic
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    M.Sc. (Econ), 1984 - 1987
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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.

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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
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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
  • AnyCom
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board, 2014 - 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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A technology driven change - The collaborative economy
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Shared economy - Collaborative consumption - The sharing economy
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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

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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