Max McKeown

Max McKeown
Max McKeown
  • Born: October 2, 1969
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Management Consultant Writer

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Max McKeown is an English writer, consultant, and researcher specialising in innovation strategy, leadership and culture. He has written six influential books and conducts research with Warwick Business School (Young, 2008). He is a fellow of the RSA. He served on the Advisory Board for the Rollins Center for eBusiness. He earned his Masters in Business Administration and PhD from the Warwick Business School under the supervision of Professor David Wilson and Professor Sotirios Paroutis, who was in turn supervised by Andrew Pettigrew.

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Amazon thrived because it implemented the online bookstore idea better than any of its early rivals did, not because it was the only company to have the idea or the first company to have the idea. It continues to grow only because it keeps trying to improve on the details of the idea and the way it puts it into practise.
At the point that an idea approaches perfection, fashion and expectations surge ahead, leaving the innovator with considerable room to find further improvements.
Change is not overcoming inertia as much as it is redirecting, guiding, tweaking what already is and what has already happened. We must believe that we can make choices and that those choices can alter the future. Future
Entrepreneurs are like cats, because they are independent and do their own thing. Although organisations say they like cats, what they really want is sheep that they can herd.
Entrepreneurs don't believe the future is predictable - but they do believe that they can create the future themselves. Future
If you change the rules of the market, you can be more successful than your competitors.
Strategy is not really a solo sport - even If you're the CEO. Sports & Athletics
The founder of Dell found ways of delivering Hewlett Packard's most profitable products for much lower prices but forgot to deliver their quality so within a few years had fallen behind again. Ideas need constant renewal. A great idea will never be perfect and will never work perfectly in all markets and all seasons. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There are immense numbers of potential entrepreneurs who can start their own businesses among the people who are working in large organisations.
Who's more likely to succeed - someone with high skill and no ambition, or no skill and high ambition? If you're an entrepreneur, you can hire as many skilled people for your business as you want. Business, Commerce & Finance
You have to learn to see the gold in dirt, which means that you try to spot people with potential as well as ideas that have potential.