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We help inspired leaders harness the forces of disruption to build transformative companies.

Your success depends on speed, but it also depends on your ability course-correct fast in response to agile learnings and shifting forces.

Traditional approaches to strategy can't keep up, but 'Agile Strategy' was built for this pace. It's the fastest, most efficient way to keep your thinking ahead of the change-curve without slowing execution.

 

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THE INNOVATOR’S SUPER-POWER
Disruptive leaders have a super power... they know how to cut through the noise to identify compelling opportunities and they’re able to convince others to give them the resources they need to execute… we’re on a mission to help put that power in the hands of entrepreneurs and innovation leaders everywhere

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We help transformative business leaders cut through the noise to create strategies that thrive in the midst of fast-moving disruptive forces. Our approach is unique and well proven, but ‘agile strategy’ is a fresh approach, so it requires some fresh thinking:

WE ARE 'THESIS' DRIVEN

+ If you're chasing a big idea, you must believe something about how the forces of disruption are unfolding... in other words, you are placing bets based on your thesis. In our experience, it’s critical to stress-testing key assumptions & build stakeholder alignment around your foundational thinking.

Over the past decade, we've helped over a hundred companies develop a formal 'thesis'... it's a truly transformational experience. We use FORCECASTING™, because it's well-proven and remarkably effective for helping high-performance teams stress-test hidden assumptions and optimize strategy in response to shifts in the forces of disruption.
In this short video, we share our view on the role that a well honed 'thesis' plays in creating and optimizing an agile strategy. .

WE ARE HORIZON-3 FOCUSSED

+ We don't focus on the current wave of execution… instead, we work with you to hone your thesis and strategy in response to the shifting forces and competitive landscape.

The 3-Horizon framework was initially created by McKinsey for large enterprise, but we’ve created a modified version for people leading transformative change in fast moving sectors. It's a simple construct that turns out to be extremeley helpful for minimizing the tension between immediate action (execution) and long-term vision/ strategy.
Here we share our version of the 3-HORIZON's Framework, optimized for leaders of disruptive change.

WE ARE AGILE FRIENDLY

+ Successful innovators use agile development because it collapses the time between idea and market fit. Agile strategy is similar but focusses on evolving the thesis and strategy (without slowing down execution).

Some leaders are so obsessed with execution that they never make to evolve their thinking. We get the need for speed, but the faster the forces of disruption move, the more critical it becomes to keep your thesis and strategy ahead of the change-curve. That’s why we're allergic to the 'too busy to stop and think' approach... Agile Strategy is the answer because it helps you carve out just enough time to keep your vision and strategy ahead of the change-curve... in most cases, it actually accelerates execution.
Here we share one of the approaches we use to bring agile strategy to transformative startups and innovation teams.

WE ARE OBSESSED WITH ALIGNMENT

+ It’s not enough to hone your thesis and strategy on your own... stakeholder alignment removes friction and accelerates execution.

We approach alignment in two ways. 1) we consciously help you carve out an effective 'safe zone' to evolve your strategy without causing friction with the execution team. 2) at key points, we help create/facilitate sessions to engage key stakeholder to both stress-test the thinking and build alignment on the evolving thesis and strategy.

WE ARE CAPITAL MARKETS ALIGNED

+ Maximizing value doesn’t take more work, but it does require alignment between your strategy and the capital markets.

The traditional Capital Formation Stack is undergoing rapid change, impacting valuations, capital sources and when you factor in tokenization, the very dynamic of creating value through network effect. In our view, this shift makes a formal Value Strategy more important than ever.

WE LOVE LEARNING LOOPS

+ Humans are hard-wired to equate the 'unfamiliar' with the ‘improbable’... that's why it's critical to stay familiar with fast moving forces and disruptive thinking.

This doesn't just apply to innovation leaders; it applies to us too. That’s why we invest so much effort to go deep into specific forces of disruption... learning, synthesizing and sharing to create feedback loops that push our thinking to the next level. That’s also why we host the annual ‘Think Summit’... an invitation-only event for 'thinking leaders’. If you’d like to learn more about that, just let us know (it’s something we’d love to share:).

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SOME OF OUR OFFERINGS

While our services are always customized to match client needs, bundled offerings are an effective way to communicate the sort of solutions that we provide. Here are a few examples:

+ THESIS FORMATION (FORCECASTING™)

We live in an era when exponential forces are disrupting virtually every industry. For those leading a disruptive innovation, the ability to avoid disruption has become a critical leadership skill… success depends on the ability to read the tea leaves. Get it right and you win… get it wrong and you will find yourself solving for a future that doesn't exist. To avoid that fate, you need to ensure that your thesis & strategy are based on the right assumptions about the speed and trajectory of the disruptive forces that are most likely to impact your success.

Our unique FORCECASTING™ process is remarkably effective way to identify the disruptive forces with the greatest potential to impact your success, and to stress-test your team’s thinking on how they are most likely to unfold. The result is a crisp thesis that improves your ability to align stakeholders with the vision and strategy, reducing friction and accelerating execution.

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+ AGILE STRATEGY (STRATPATH)

Our job is to help you maximize value. We do it by: 1) helping you keep your strategy ahead of the change-curve, and 2) helping you accelerate execution by building stakeholder alignment around the vision and strategy.

To accomplish this, we provide some adhoc services (thesis formation / strategy off-sites / capital Raise Strategy / Tokenization strategy etc.), but we prefer a sustained role working directly with the you. Together, we'll customize the specific activities to match the fidelity and cadence required to optimize your strategy in the most efficient way possible (time and cost).

One good example is our STRATPATH offering, which includes:

  • Reguler (Monthly or Bi-Monthly) 1-on-1 H-3 Working Session
  • Adhoc Support (email/call/learnings)
  • Annual Thesis / Strategy Recalibration (full day)
  • Formal + AdHoc Briefings (fresh thinking on disruptive forces)
  • Full Suite of Strategy Tools (Agile Strategy / ForceMap / EDGEFORCE Forums / Forces Data etc.)
  • ANNUAL THINK SUMMIT (Whistler)

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+ CAPITAL STACK (CAPSTACK)

In recent years, we've seen a dramatic shift in the way’s companies can access capital and get liquidity. The range of new options (crowd funding / public-venture / ICO’s and tokenized smart assets) is staggering, and it's already having a dramatic impact on valuations, capital sources, liquidity options etc. In this environment, whether you intend to raise capital or not, we believe that it’s critical to create a formal value strategy and capital formation plan that takes into account both the risks and opportunities that these options present.

EXAMPLE - Tokenization, which impacts both capital formation and network effect, is rapidly becoming one of the most disruptive forces in business, but most leaders have yet to develop an informed tokenization strategy (see our Blockchain PRIMER for a plain-language review of the 6-layers of value that BlockChain unlocks)

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ZERO RISK

in our view, it’s the ‘promise maker’ that
should take the risk, not the ‘promise taker’.

That’s why we always make the initial working
session a zero-risk proposition… if you aren’t
convinced that you got full value, you pay $0.-.

interested in giving it a go?
let’s talk - jmcdonald@rampworth.com

 
 

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a few kind words from some very talented folks

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RAMPWORTH CAPITAL SERVICES INC.

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