Born in Norway, lived in Switzerland and Spain, now living in the south of France. Educated at ETH Zürich, Switzerland and INSEAD, France.
Done multiple LBOs, founded a few companies and advised on Mergers & Acquisitions world wide.
Now entirely focused on Enterprise Software and a radical break with all former how-to-run-your-business assumptions and systems architecture - distilled into a new solution named Thingamy.
Spending time off running orienteering races, cycling, skiing and snowboarding.
By Sig Rinde on May 7, 2013
The CIO and CTO titles have been around for a bit… And I can sympathise with that, after all IT used to be something magical hard-to-grasp stuff for many in the upper echelons of the organisations. And much of that…
By Sig Rinde on May 1, 2013
Innovation: “Make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, products or technology” Everything we do is based on assumptions, most of which are never questioned. That’s how we’re stuck with bad ways and mediocre products, and that’s an opportunity: 1. Make a list of things we do and take for granted. [...]
By Sig Rinde on October 30, 2012
Humanity has developed by leap and bounds – when we learned to fish the new ample source of protein increased the human chance of survival and forwarded our development, we became smarter and stronger over time. With fire we started…
By Sig Rinde on July 17, 2012
One day in May 1847 at the First Obstetrical Clinic of the Vienna General Hospital Ignaz Semmelweis instituted washing hands between autopsy work and the examination of patients using a chlorinated solution, and almost immediately maternal mortality rate due to puerperal fever was reduced with 90%. The sad part was that even with proven success [...]
By Sig Rinde on February 21, 2012
Fire the managers and purge the language of the term “management”. Long live leaders and let everybody manage themselves. Most people manage themselves with great success: they manage to get out of bed in the morning, they manage to get dressed, they manage to get to the office on time. Then, at the office, they [...]
By Sig Rinde on December 7, 2011
Go back to your student days and try to remember your best textbooks… They always started out with the basics, then went deeper and deeper. Each chapter led you stepwise through a concept, using examples, painting a picture then rounding off with some exercises before moving on to the next chapter. They were not half [...]
By Sig Rinde on October 25, 2011
It all started by John Tropea’s post, then the discussion moved onto Google+. My first comment was “I’m still puzzled why all still accepts “organisational hierarchies” as a given… after all they’re nothing but frameworks for work processes, of the push kind mostly, based on technology like quills, whips and shoe leather.” As always, succinctly [...]
By Sig Rinde on September 27, 2011
Ooh, I love a good disagreemnt, and when my friend JP Rangaswami who’s views I respect highly, writes a post that I heartily disagrees with I’m tickled pink! It was his views on Gamification and Dashboards in the enterprise that made me hit the keyboard, because: I see gamification, dashboards and search as signs of [...]
By Sig Rinde on September 7, 2011
Just recently “evidence vs belief based management” has been raised again, and that’s good, it should be in the forefront at all times if you ask me. The whole thing seems utterly unbelievable, the indisputable fact [sic] that hugely important decisions, decisions that impacts us all as employees, customers and shareholders are often made based [...]
By Sig Rinde on August 3, 2011
I can just as well be upfront about it and invite ridicule at once: There is no business / enterprise software that is first and foremost built to enable strategies, and thus could be termed “strategic”. Let’s look at some characteristics that could help to discern the difference between non-strategic business software and potentially strategic [...]