Parsing the company’s quarterly report reveals that Amazon probably made $600 million in revenue last quarter on its web services, and that could grow to a total of $3.8 billion a year by the end of 2013, giving Amazon’s web services an estimated valuation of $19 billion, were it a standalone company…
As organizations become more focused on business objectives, gamification can help make the workplace more engaging and productive because it changes the rules of engagement and inspires employees to change behaviors as a result. Accordingly, by 2015, 40 percent of Global 1000 organizations will use gamification as the primary mechanism to transform business operations.
We must move from change-as-usual framings to breakthrough strategies. As Justin Adams (the former head of BP’s Emerging Business & Ventures) argues, it’s time to collapse the easy but misleading dualisms, the stark blacks and whites, and see the world as it is: complex and dynamic. Fossil fuels, for example, do a great deal of good, as well as much harm. But don’t expect transformative change to come from incumbents, most of whom will fight tooth-and-nail for the status quo.
You could change from a product to a service offering, from free to expensive, from low service to high service, from storefront to web, from large to small, from spam to permission, from acquiring new customers to delighting old ones, from wide open to invitiation only, from dirty to green, from secret to transparent, from troll to benefactor, from custom to mass, or for any of these, vice versa.