The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse

Covid-19: The Great Business Accelerator

Episode Summary

Are you bored of hearing about the negatives of a recession? Do you want to hear about how you can be using this time to pivot your business? Then listen to Dr Kaihan Krippendorff, and learn how to use this time wisely and think about your business strategy. Key takeaways: How his clients find him The out thinker process Why it’s hard for humans to be strategic Innovations his clients have been able to drive The importance of employee self-realisation How to create a 2x2 matrix for scenario planning

Episode Notes

Are you bored of hearing about the negatives of a recession? Well, if you listened to last week’s episode with Jack Stack, you’ll have heard him share how he’s on his fifth Black Swan and how after each one his business doubled. 

Why are we mentioning this again? Because a recession doesn’t necessarily always spell doom and gloom. 

In fact, today’s guest, Dr Kaihan Krippendorff, strategy, growth and transformation expert, keynote speaker, author and consultant is using the time to pivot his business. 

Kaihan hosted a conference last week with guest speakers including Rita McGrath and Amy Webb, and he’s holding another one on 6th May, with guest speakers including Amy Edmondson and Scott Anthony. (Link below). 

These conferences have given him the seeds of a new business model. They’ve allowed him and his team to focus on something else right now, they’ve created new relationships, and they’ve allowed him to build their audience as well as their brand.

So if you’re wondering what you can do to fill your days, why not use this time wisely to think about your business strategy, and perhaps take advantage of coronavirus accelerating trends that were already in place?

In today’s podcast, Kaihan and Dom discuss the tools Kaihan uses with his (mainly) Fortune 500 business clients, and how these tools could also be used by mid-market firms. He also discusses the online conference he ran last week and his top takeaways from it.

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