How ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ became a three-part book series, and much more October 17, 2017

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The entire nexxworks team has always firmly believed that ideas only get bigger when they are shared, developed and grown by the network. So, it should not come as a surprise that ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ has multiplied from a core concept into a three-part business book series by our awesome nexxworks Partners Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem and Rik Vera: each with a focus on their own expertise, insights and passions.

The by now widely-shared 70/20/10 ‘Day After Tomorrow’ chart once was a seminal idea by Peter Hinssen: “A concept so simple that it cannot be wrong”, as he himself loves to wisecrack. 

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Today 'The Day After Tomorrow' has (almost) evolved into three business books. It amplified into the very core of the nexxworks company, as it is our mission to “Inspire Organizations To Act On Their Day After Tomorrow” (through Innovation Keynotes, Innovation Tours, Innovation Bootcamps and our nexxology Innovation Platform). Above all, we hope that it will launch a movement of companies that are eager to seize the potential of disruption, instead of fearing it.

For those who are not yet familiar with the Day After Tomorrow philosophy in all three of the books, here’s a short recap of what they’re about.

Pt I - The Day After Tomorrow – Peter Hinssen

For today's organizations, our exponentially changing world has come with great consequences. In this book, Peter Hinssen tells the story of the pioneers who managed to adapt to those changes and who moved beyond today and even tomorrow in their approach of innovation. In doing so, they were able to change the course of entire industries. Peter's book focuses on the business models of these pioneers, on the organizational culture, the talent, the mindset and the technology we should tap into in order to maximize our chances for survival in the 'Day After Tomorrow'. It will shift your perspective on your future, on the future of your company and even that of your grandchildren.

The Day After Tomorrow – Peter Hinssen

Pt II - Customers The Day After Tomorrow – Steven Van Belleghem

Welcome to Phase 3 of digitalization, in which artificial intelligence is creating a revolution in the buying behaviour of customers. The collecting of information, the buying process and customer service have all changed dramatically. Based upon research in over 300 innovative businesses, Steven Van Belleghem’s book explains the impact of the internet of things, virtual assistants, bots and client data on our businesses. But above all, this is a book about customers. In a world ruled by automation, the most important question remains: "how can I be customer-oriented?"

‘Customers The Day After Tomorrow’ – Steven Van Belleghem

Pt III - Managers The Day After Tomorrow – Rik Vera

In ‘Managers The Day After Tomorrow’, Rik Vera will show how everything is changing at the speed of light in the world of business. Leaders have to connect to the many and at the same time be able to engage the individual, if they want to survive in The Day After Tomorrow. But, where must they start? How can managers look 30 years forward into an increasingly complex and uncertain future and translate this outlook into a workable plan for the next 3 months? What drives the new consumer? Why should everything be fast, fun and easy? And why is data the new oil and AI a blessing? The answer is clear. To keep evolving, you have to let the world inspire you, you must zoom in on the needs of the customer, focus on the possibilities out there and keep experimenting.

Managers the Day After Tomorrow - Rik Vera (now in Dutch & mid September '18 in English)

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