Multimodal strategies as a way to build a business model in a rapidly changing world
Sergey Gorkov is a fan of the game in Go. To explain his vision of the approach of creating business models in the economy of the future, he spoke about the universal method that was developed in ancient China, and on the basis of which the game Go is built. In business schools there are usually two scenarios for building strategies - best and worst, on which, as a rule, all business models are based. In practice, it turns out that the main thing is not to guess the scenario, but to be able to change it quickly. In fact, you need to know the point of bifurcation, to feel the moment when you can change the course. The main thing in the strategy today is "multimodality" or flexibility of movement.
Modern leaders go for feats
Who is the leader of the future, what does the leader look like today? Sergey Gorkov shared the results of the study of Dominic Barton, global director of McKinsey, which was compiled on the basis of 700 interviews with leaders and influential people around the globe. The study tells about the qualities that characterizes the modern leader. Today, the basic principles of leadership are not determined by the post - in many start-ups there are no classical leaders. Leader today is stubborn, brave, purposeful, has an emotional intelligence and thinks about several steps forward, monitors technology and motivates "without a title." Another of the main distinctive qualities of a leader is unselfish: all the achievements that a leader seeks are unselfish. Their goal is a feat, not a reward. One more interesting charateristic in the study is "energy management", which fell into the list of qualities from Dominic Barton after his interview with Sergey. In modern conditions, the KPI system does not work as affectively as needed, and the basic part of motivation today is the management of the energies and values of the team.
The founders of business are younger and younger
The age of the founders of business is decreasing. Sergey Gorkov noted this fact and told about the experience of launching several experimental hatokons for students and schoolchildren, as a result of which 50% of decisions were received from schoolchildren aged 14 to 17 years. The consequence of this experiment was the creation of the "Department of teenagers" in the Vnesheconombank's Competence Center for the blockchain, where only adolescents aged 14-17 would work and are already working. They do not just participate in the competition, but work on real projects and offer working solutions. According to the speaker, schoolchildren are able to think more creatively.