Welcome to the Idea Storm update for July. I hope everyone is staying positive in these crazy times we are experiencing.
I am using this Gary Vaynerchuk image because July has been a month of patience for me. I am sure it is what every business owner goes through - especially during these COVID-19 days. It does seem though that things that I think will take a week end up being a month and things that will take a month end up much longer.
"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting" - Joyce Meyer
Purpose of Idea Storm:
The purpose of Idea Storm is to assist people and organisations to transform and thrive, both in the current crisis, and in the new economy that emerges.
Activities in July:
Partnership with Oxford Leadership Group
I am delighted to announce that Idea Storm has received a Letter of Intent from Oxford Leadership Group to partner with them across the Middle-East and Africa region (MEA).
The Oxford Leadership Group's purpose is "Transforming Leaders for Good" and ties in well with my purpose. I will be acting as a channel partner selling and delivering their digital offerings to both individuals and teams.
To find out more about Oxford Leadership visit https://www.oxfordleadership.com or you can email me at email@example.com.
OpenExO Partnership Program
I am a member of OpenExO and also believe in their purpose "Transforming the World for a Better Future".
To execute this purpose I have been working with OpenExO to create a Partner Program. This is now live and already has 12 certified and experienced partners from around the world ready to help transform organizations of all sizes.
You can find out more about the partner program by visiting https://www.openexo.com/partners or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership with Boston ExO
During the month of July Idea Storm also entered into a partnership with BostonExO.
BostonExO is New England’s first Exponential Organization (ExO) incubator which is helping companies thrive through continuous business model innovation.
To find out more about BostonExO visit their website at https://bostonexo.com.
Idea Storm Top Rated Articles
I have had excellent guests on my podcast Exponential Organisations and they produce amazing content.
In order to to thank them for giving their time to chat to me (and to you if you are a listener of the podcast) I have created a 'Friends' page on my website where you can access their fantastic content.
I have also started sending out a Top Rated Articles newsletter every Friday that highlights three articles from the week. If you would like to receive this email then visit www.ideastorm.co.za and subscribe to the mailing list.
I continue to work hard on providing Exponential Technology expertise as I believe it is an essential part of an organizations current and future success.
Two resources that you will find interesting are the Flipboard that I keep updated every week - https://www.ideastorm.co.za/exponential-technology-flipboard and the video wall.
Every Wednesday I release an Exponential Technology Report and I have a section on the website dedicated to Exponential Technology.
All of this is free of charge and available for you to access and use.
Exponential Organisations Podcast
The podcast now has 60 episodes and featured some interesting guests this month.
At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos' own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.'
July 12th: Steve Anderson - Author of The Bezos Letters
The Bezos Letters lays out the fourteen growth principles that Amazon uses every day by examining Jeff Bezos’ personal letters to shareholders.
July 19th: Maria Ross - Author of The Empathy Edge
Furious customers? Missed deadlines? Failed products? The problems your business faces may stem from a single issue: lack of empathy.
July 26th: John O’Leary - Author of In Awe
In his new book, bestselling author John O’Leary invites us to consider that it is possible to once again navigate the world as a child does.
COVID-19: The Great Reset" is a guide for anyone who wants to understand how COVID-19 disrupted our social and economic systems, and what changes will be needed to create a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world going forward.
Hopefully August is the month where some of my patience starts to pay off - as I hope it does for you if you are also being patient.
If you would like to chat to me I am always available - just book me on Calendly - https://calendly.com/ideastorm.
Until next month.
Exponential Growth Consultancy