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 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 […]
By Sig Rinde on May 25, 2011
McKinsey Quarterly has an article in their May edition – “Preparing your organization for growth” – that yet again reminds me about the total inability to ask the right question. Or question any assumptions at all. If you live in a small apartment with one bedroom and your wife becomes pregnant with triplets, what will […]
By Sig Rinde on May 15, 2011
Let me start by refining my earlier “who’s you customer” post: Primary customer/user: This is where your value delivered is appreciated. It’s the daily users and the real reason why you have a business at all. But alas, they often do not want to pay, still this is where your focus must be! Social media: […]
By Sig Rinde on April 26, 2011
I am a bit fed up with the (mis)use of the term ‘complex’ as an excuse for not doing the right thing. Especially in Enterprise Software: Costs, implementation times and unwillingness to make me something bespoke – “it’s because enterprise is so complex”. Bollocks to that I say. Stop saying that, it’s not smart. Nothing […]
By Sig Rinde on March 23, 2011
One recent buzzword that I hear a lot is “gamification”. Especially gamification of utterly boring Enterprise Software and consumer experiences in commercial transactions. A heroic attempt to solve one of life’s mysteries; why work sometimes drifts towards boring and in particular why ESW tend to be so unimaginative. On the surface it looks like nothing […]
By Sig Rinde on March 2, 2011
“Productive effort, measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input” And I bet you that the next word that is popping up in your head now is efficiency: “Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense” All well and good and what managers are focused on every day at the office. And […]
By Sig Rinde on February 8, 2011
A few days ago I had the usual pleasure of reading one of Euan’s posts, where there was one paragraph that triggered something in my mind: “On the same day I get an email from a senior official in a government job saying “I’m beginning to think that the inherently democratic nature of social media […]
By Sig Rinde on January 27, 2011
Work relies on, no, consists of two things: brains and hands communication Brains and hands: The appropriate and best-possible ability must be available, that’s a good start. But what can brains and hands do unless they know what to do?…