Posts From Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

project revolution will be led by people, not robots

The emergence of projects as the economic engine of our times is silent but incredibly disruptive and powerful. In 2019, I foresee the following five trends.

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A mandarin narrative

“Understanding the China effect on global innovation will be essential for companies that wish to compete in China, take advantage of China’s innovation capacity, and adopt Chinese approaches to innovation to improve their own performance. The overall effect is that more innovation will originate in China—from both Chinese and global companies—and more companies would adopt the Chinese style of innovation.”*
What has helped many Chinese firms make remarkable strides—not just in the realm of innovation—is their swiftness in reformulating themselves, eschewing hierarchical structures, and adopting a customer-centric approach.

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project manager as CEO

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is an expert in project management and strategy execution. He is the creator of concepts such as the ‘Hierarchy of Purpose’ featured by Harvard Business Review and ‘Project Revolution’, which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the c-suite to managing career or relationships. His work and concepts have been recently recognized by Thinkers50 with the exclusive award ‘Ideas into Practice’.
He is a part of Dr Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 coaches, author of The Focused Organization and a successful trainer supporting executive teams increase their organizations, project execution capabilities. Nieto-Rodriguez is also a visiting professor in leading business schools, including Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay Business School, Skolkovo, Ecole des Ponts and Vlerick.

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