Category: Business Strategy
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
30 Oct, 2019

It’s Transformation Time – But Where to Start?

Transformations are all the rage these days. It seems like everyone’s doing one, and while the circumstances are varied, the goal is usually the same- catalyze the organization into a competitive force in the data driven digital marketplace. I’ve written on various types of transformation projects, how to ensure...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
16 Oct, 2019

Are You a Data Company?

Are you a data company? If you answered, “No”, you are about to become obsolete. Harsh words perhaps, but that is in fact how the economy is evolving. You might even be thinking, “but we just realized that we need to be a technology company, and everyone is now...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
09 Oct, 2019

“That is Why You Fail” – Yoda

The problem with many transformation exercises, whether they be of digital, agile, or some other flavor, is that they don’t change the mindset. Expectations for radically better results abound, but the willingness to actually change both what is achieved and how these results are achieved is often lacking. When...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
02 Oct, 2019

How to Suck Less Every Day

or 4 Things You Should Always Be Doing I recently sat on a panel discussion on the topic of preparing a business for “economic change”, which I believe is a euphemism for recession. One of the questions the moderator asked us panelists was to elaborate (in 1 minute or...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
04 Sep, 2019

Digital Transformation Transmogrified

Digital Transformation has taken off as a topic out on the InterWebs this past year. While there is a lot of good stuff being discussed, I’m starting to think that what should be an obvious point, and ultimately, the crux of the matter, has gotten lost in the shuffle....
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
28 Aug, 2019

Recession Proof Your Business

Economists are currently predicting that the U.S. and global economy are headed for a recession. We know based on history that companies that take preparative steps before the recession hits can not only survive the economic slowdown, but actually thrive and grow during this otherwise challenging time. We also...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
20 Mar, 2018

When is the right time to innovate your business?

In our daily work at Ten Mile Square, we hear story after story of business challenges with products, technology, inter-departmental dynamics, or some combination of all of the above. Sometimes the people relating these issues decide to do nothing about them in the short-term citing ongoing pressures to deliver results.
Gherman Medovets
Gherman Medovets
13 Mar, 2018

Aligning Product Management and Sales to Win

While it may not seem evident in day to day business, there is quite a bit of symmetry between product management and sales teams. In fact, both teams want the same thing: products that customers love and want to buy. So why then, is there often friction between product management...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
06 Mar, 2018

Emergent Technologies Changing Our World – Part 2

Most everyone is familiar with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and maybe some of the derivatives or competitors; there are several variations of blockchains unleashed on the world today.  Many are predicting these digital currencies to be where the value of the economy of the future will be stored-  the currency of...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
20 Feb, 2018

Emergent Technologies Changing Our World – Part 1

The current rate of technology and computer science advancement is unprecedented. That’s saying a lot for an industry that is defined by rapid advancement and leaps forward. Within this, there are emerging a few areas of technological capability that are interesting. Interesting, that is, as in completely redefining business,...