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 October 2, 2013
Productivity is a good thing, it translates to more and better results using less resources. That way it even makes for a very “green” argument, plus it has a decidedly positive effect on corporate profits and government budgets. We obviously want that. But productivity is a combination of two parameters: It’s a result of both […]
By Sig Rinde on August 7, 2013
Or the act of hammering a round peg into a square hole without even knowing it. To drive the flow, to enhance the value creation the creator and maintainer of the product must be connected to the user so she/he can adjust, tweak, change and create more according to what the market wants. When the […]
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 […]