I spent Wednesday at the British Airways i360 in Brighton - a great venue - with some amazing people. I'll post an overview of my slot on my own blog in the coming days, but here's 10 takeaways that made me go 🤔.
1 - Amazon have never had a transformation or change plan. (I'll just let that one hang there...).
2 - "I don't see any housing associations actually transforming. Do they really want to provide something different?" - a great challenge from Andy Reeve of Impact Hub.
3 - On the same theme Frances Hipple of HACT "most of housing change is optimisation not transformation".
4 - My quote of the day probably came from Emma McGowan:
8 - Spot on from @andyreevo: "transformation has a bad reputation as it's often about fewer jobs rather than creating a different world."
9 - Rob McWilliam from Amazon and Walmart: "Anyone can say they are an innovative company but do you have the mechanism to unearth ideas and do something with them?".
10 - Amazon work backwards - starting with the press release first to help people visualise a concept. Also there's no PowerPoint allowed at meetings. Instead a six page work document based on factual statements is read at the start of meetings and never distributed in advance.
And finally - last word to FutureGov