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Rik is a renowned thought-leader, worldwide keynote speaker and author of business bestseller “Managers The Day After Tomorrow”. He’s a trusted advisor on the topics of extreme customer centricity, innovation in the digital era, business model change, sales, marketing and leading companies on their journey to their very own Day After Tomorrow. In his latest book "The Guide to the Ecosystem Economy", Rik helps companies to find their place on the Ecosystem Canvas.
Rik Vera is acknowledged as being one of the world’s leading authorities on extreme customer centricity and building antifragile ecosystems in both B2C as B2B (it is all P2P anyway). He is internationally renowned for helping his client base to understand the new customer, the digitized society, the new canvas of business and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this OMO world.
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The Guide to the Ecosystem Economy
What is an ecosystem? On the surface there are many forms of ecosystems. Rik reveals how they all share the same building blocks and the same dynamics that turn those blocks into a sensitive and learning organism. The result is an agile and adaptive system that, when it is really up and running, is even anti-fragile and sustainable (built to last and in tune with people and planet).
Business and life in The Day After COVID-19
The Day After Tomorrow has been given a name. It is has become The Day After Covid-19. When the meteorite struck planet earth and killed the dinosaurs in a short period of time, those little rats, that we now call mammals, were already around.
The same is going to happen right now. We are not going to witness a brand new economy or a brand new customer. We are not going to have to interact with that customer in a brand new way. Every aspect of the post-Covid-19 era was already around, but it had to fight the old normal of old business models that were still making money. People and companies that were locked in fixed patterns did not know how to escape the boxes they created themselves.
Managers The (new) Day After Tomorrow
In January 2018 Rik finished his book “Managers The Day after Tomorrow". He had been struggling with the fact that writing a book about technological changes and fast changing times is an almost impossible mission by definition: a book is static. The recent happenings about the pandemic however, are a pretty good reason to re-discover the book.
The content of the book has evolved as the context has changed over time and so has the meaning of the content. In this keynote, Rik revisits Managers The Day After Tomorrow from the perspective of the new challenges to better understand the new Day After Tomorrow and how managers should prepare for that New Normal.