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We like to inspire and share what we know and believe in. That's why we write books about the topics that matter. Wonder what’s next? Let’s fuel your curiosity.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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This was our first book on Transformation. For many it has become a work of reference when it comes to understanding the impact of digital disruptions on any organisation. But the real power is that it offers a framework to actually deal with disruption and transformation. Through this book we want to share our vision and approach.

The book has sold over 50.000 copies in over 60 countries and was mentioned in many "must read" lists on Digital Transformation.

Order the Dutch version: Lannoo | Bol.com
Order the English version: Digital Transformation | Amazon

 

THE WORLD IS ROUND

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This book builds upon the previous one, but widens the scope. Transformation becomes even more important, but disruptions are no longer just digital by nature. 

For more than 20 years, industries have been changing because of digital disruptions. Banks, retailers, the media, taxi companies and so many others can testify to the disruptive power of digital. All sectors are facing their own perfect storm in which digital disruptions force them to look for a new position, in order to manage their digital transformation.

But what if this is just the beginning? What if it’s insufficient to only look for a transformation plan from within your own industry? What if our society itself is changing at its core?

With this book, we want to make an optimistic plea for a future that is worth believing in, in which solutions are offered when we adopt a holistic view of the problems, challenges and opportunities at hand.

The book won the Dutch "Managementbook of the year award" in 2020 because of its predictive value for a post-Covid world.

The Dutch version of the book has been completely rewritten to include the experiences from the 2020-2021 Covid crisis.

 

Order the Dutch version: Pelckmans Pro (as Ebook)| Bol.com | Amazon

Order the Dutch audio book: Storytel
Order the English version: Pelckmans Pro | 

 

CORPORATE VENTURING

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This is not the hype story of how cool startups are and why you should invest in them with a fund or setup an accelerator. Corporate Venturing is so much more than CVC - corporate venture capital.

The aim of this book is to provide insights in the different strategies and tactics to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration, as well as plenty of cases as examples where these methods are successfully applied. This is not a book for people that are looking for complex innovation theories around venturing. Rather it’s a no-nonsense, ready-to-apply comprehensive guide for creating and reviewing your corporate venturing strategy as a strategic instrument to thrive in this fast changing world.

The book will provide guidance, insights, perspective and inspiration for anyone that has an interests in corporate venturing as a strategy to accelerate growth. Whether you are a large corporate or an upcoming player in the market.

Order English version: Die Keure | Bol.com | Amazon
More info: www.corporateventuring.co

 

METASYSTEMS

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In the past 30 years, technology has caused waves of disruptive developments, each crashing onto society and business alike. With the tide building and the pace accelerating, the next wave promises to come in big. These new challenges have a societal and environmental impact, are systemic and increasingly complex.

 

Our old ways of doing business don’t suffice anymore. Furthermore, the future is too fast and too complex to go at it alone. In the future, competition will happen on the level of ecosystems, not just on the level of companies, products or services.

This book gives companies the tools to build mutually beneficial, equal and sincere partnerships. We call them metasystems. And we believe them to be the most suitable armor for the next decade. Metasystems are built on trust and purpose. The biggest challenge is how to leverage the soft side, the human factor again.

 

“It’s a pivotal time, both exciting and frightening. By joining forces, we believe businesses can accelerate, innovate and create a desirable future horizon.” - Dado Van Peteghem

Order English version: Die Keure | Bol.com | Amazon
More info: www.corporateventuring.co