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Torben Rick
Works at Meliorate
Attended Aarhus School of Business
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When hurdles become icebergs
- Underrating business changes won't preserve your company by their implications
the silent business killer that strikes without warning. Avoiding complacency is essential to any business's long-term longevity
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Successful execution of the strategy depends on having a culture that drives high performance

#strategy #organizationalculture  
Changing organizational culture is daunting. Successful execution of the strategy depends on having a culture that drives high performance
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Is continual business transformation a must?

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Continual business transformation is a must. Many companies under pressure do not make use of proven tactics for implementing change
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A shocking change is happening in cable television - And so it goes. A business dies first slowly then quickly.

#cabletelevision #disruption #cordcutting  
The inevitable disruption of traditional television - The coming disruption of television - Cord-cutting is a growing trend
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Conflicting cultures is one of the bigger challenges of Mergers & Acquisitions

  #mergersandacquisition #organizationalculture  
Organizational cultural due diligence - Culture as part of the due diligence process - What is below the organizations surface
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Torben Rick writes about Business Improvement, Business Disruption, Change Management, Performance Management, Organizational Culture and Strategy
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The need for a certain type of leader?

#leadership #changemanagement #businessdevelopment #businessimprovement
Change is changing - Riding the wave of change. Do companies no longer need change management processes. They need change leaders
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Watch out for “We have always done it that way”, “That’s not the way we do things around here”, “We are different” etc.
- The silent business killer that strikes without warning
the silent business killer that strikes without warning. Avoiding complacency is essential to any business's long-term longevity
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Keeping an open mind and readiness to adapt to industry changes is vital to a business succeeding.  
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Without the processes that help you manage and execute that strategy, it’s all just ideas that go nowhere
Drive sustainable and repeatable success in managing strategic initiatives - Top 8+ success factors for effective strategy execution
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- Business Improvement, Change Management, Organizational Culture + major business trends
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  • Aarhus School of Business
    M.Sc. (Econ), 1984 - 1987
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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
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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
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
  • 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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Currently
Hamburg
Previously
Zürich - Aarhus - Odense - Nordborg
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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

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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