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Walter H Groth
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BMW Radically Rethinks The Car Buying Experience
by Forbes

The car dealership as we know it is dead.

Near the end of our conversation Robertson made an observation that applies to most business ventures in today’s digital economy: “What we have done in the past is definitely, definitely, definitely, not good enough for the future.” BMW isn’t satisfied with the status quo. Its leaders realize that today’s customers experience products very differently than they did even five years ago.

Brands that fail to improve the experience at every touch point run the very real risk of losing the loyalty of their customers.

http://goo.gl/LNPEyg
Brands that fail to improve the experience at every touch point run the very real risk of losing the loyalty of their customers.
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These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World
by Gus Lubin - Business Insider

And so it is ... 

http://goo.gl/VVvc96
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Making Smarter Decisions

Thank you +Paul Simbeck-Hampson for sharing!
 
Making Smarter Decisions

Who doesn't want the ability to make smarter decisions quicker!

Insight: "Sitting in traffic, running late to your dinner reservation, and wishing you’d known the highway was jammed so you could’ve taken the back roads? It only takes a moment to plan ahead with the #GoogleSearch app. Just tap the mic and say “Get directions to [restaurant]” to see directions with estimated arrival times and traffic info on your route."

Source: https://plus.google.com/116899029375914044550/posts/8nsYtW2Hq3F

Re: Google Maps - Getting 'timely' standard deviation alerts, that are easy to consume and act upon, is the next critical step. If Google knows that 5 km ahead there is 'unusual' stationary traffic, then options to re-route need pushing to the user.

Currently the user needs to manually check the map status and select alternatives, and often that comes too late, or worse, is attempted while driving.

We do currently have 'mini indicators', the green, orange and red changes to the distance or time remaining, but this type of alert pushes the onus back on the user to investigate further and eventually reroute, or not.

Ideally, I'd like to have a vocal and a visual alert that goes something like this...

'According to local sources there has been an accident that will affect your journey time. If you stay on the current route, in 20 minutes you will be delayed approx. 30 minutes.'

'Alternative routes are available. Currently the best reroute option will save you 12 minutes. 'Say, "OK Google: Reroute" to make the change.'

Real time crowd-gathered data visualised on a map leads to an accurate update of current flow which can then be used predictively. How we consume and action the intelligence in a simple, timely manor is the next challenge.


This post also conveys the essence of what we do at +Cause Analytics.

We are given big chunks of structured financial/business data that first need thorough cleaning. Then we add a range of new data sets, depending on the client's requirement, that enrich the data pool, ie. location data, social data, other company data, energy data, etc.

The fresh clean data is then 'modelled' and prepared for its entry into visualisation software. Together with the client, we then design and build visual dashboards that surface the previously unseen insights.

Dashboards are then consumed and collaborated upon by anyone with given access, using any device. Needless to say, the main benefits generally amount to either significant cost saving or opportunities to increase revenue, or a combination of both.

For other benefits see:
http://www.causeanalytics.com/benefits

The core USP's at Cause Analytics are speed; slashing time to insight from 2-3 months to 14 days, and affordability; an equivalent pricing comparison can be up to 10x the cost.

At Cause Analytics we are currently focused on servicing midsized organisations based in the UK or US. We offer a 'no-strings-attached' demonstration using your own data on one of our solution types, ie. Purchasing. We call it simply, 'Try before you buy.'

If you're Interested in how we can help release insights from your data, register your details here and we'll be in touch to arrange your secure data transfer.

http://www.causeanalytics.com/get-a-demo

Thanks to Google for inspiring this Saturday morning game of 'join the dots'.

#PredictiveAnalytics #GoogleNow #GoogleMaps #AnticipateChange #DecisonMaking #BigData

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+Walter H Groth looking forward to hearing more about those shifts... I'll send you a GCal invite and we can move it around until it fits. Ciao for now :)
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Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
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#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance  
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
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Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
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#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance  
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
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Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 1)
by 121clicks

Awesome images indeed!

http://goo.gl/DrJZDn
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Our Future Societies: Intangibles, Cost and Co-Efficacy

Must watch!

Thanks to +Michel Bauwens and +John Kellden for sharing this important talk of Jeremy Rifkin at Google.
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Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
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#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance  
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
.
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+Dan Forbes I did that direct and to the point. No margin for any doubt. However, they got one warning. The rest of the team felt alleviated. As a leader you have to make these tougher calls for the benefit of the team. And I established the rules before the meetings.  
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#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance  
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
.
 
#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance  
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
.
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#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance    
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
.
 
#Leadership #risk #riskavoidance  
Leadership: Your Company At Risk
by +42 Lead™ 

As a good business leader you care about your company. You want to protect it. Always. Doing what you always did. After all it got you where you are at now. And of course you want to grow your business.

It was never a good idea to play it just safe. Not in the past and even less now. Playing it safe means never taking risks and is by itself the biggest risk. Yet, as long as nothing happens people tend to have this cozy feeling of false security. And out of the blue they encounter themselves in a critical situation. Unprepared and exposed to their worst nightmare.
Read on:  http://goo.gl/iWEunY
.
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Entrepreneur, Coach, Consultant, Principal at Concise™ and 42 Lead™
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Consulting and coaching / The Art of Leadership / Strategy / The Art of Communication / Automotive (24 years of professional experience)
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    Founder, present
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Leaders are born, then made
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Adventurer
, Entrepreneur, Leader, Thinker

Whatever I do I believe that life at large is a beautiful and exciting adventure, worthwhile enjoying every moment of it. I believe in having a dream and making it come true. I believe that each challenge holds within opportunity and you need to be aware of it. I believe that, when you want to reach what is really possible, you have to strive for the impossible and “boldly go where no one else has gone before”. I believe in an optimistic approach to life.

Mountain climber. skydiver, scuba diver

Engaging in activities like mountain climbing, skydiving, and scuba diving, got me to leave my comfort zone and striving to reach the magic of the unknown territory. These often humbling experiences taught me how to handle the ‘black swans’, the unexpected adversities, when reaching for the stars.

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I am always looking for new and challenging experiences and going beyond my perceived boundaries. I love to immerse myself in the fields of science and technology, the art of communication, and also exploring the latest discoveries and looking for new and innovative ways to make sense of all that. I love learning, knowing, and understanding the needs people have in different countries with different cultural backgrounds.

Having lived part of my life in different countries and being exposed to their culture rewarded me with invaluable insights into human interaction. To me, beautiful design is the communicator between technology and human beings; technology meeting people where they are. I just love the space, where technology meets communication, creating a remarkable and lasting experience.


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No need for bragging. Not my style.
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