Chris.Johnson BV - chrisjohnsonnl

Consultancy founded in 1999 and disbanded in 2017: retired but not retiring.

Saying Hello!

2014-10-02 at 14-57-57

Nice of you to drop by.  My CV is still up on  Linked in so I guess I am not entirely in another world, at least not yet.

To make a long story short I worked for blue chip giants like Philips and Sony, and for start-ups with giant dreams like Cypak and Zensys.  I have a track record in helping build global leadership positions with new technology for clients with vision and ambition, large and small. 

Perhaps that should be "had" a track record?  My energies these days go towards community activities, my grandchildren, and my several hobbies.  Still, it is always interesting to hear from old friends and business contacts.


New business with new technology is developed on a thin foundation of facts.  There is a lot of belief, vision, and technical competence, but how and why and when will it become a commercial success?  My involvement began by validating the business idea, including engagement with the major players in the market.  It always involved analysis and research.  And it meant suspending disbelief, thinking with the client about how to make it happen.


Making things happen is team work.  Many people in different companies working in partnership turn a great idea into a great success.  The same is true for cross-functional teams cooperating in a  corporate environment, a Carnival Association, or a Village Council.


Knowing what needs doing is often more important than doing it!  This is where I have gained the most job satisfaction in recent years - coaching the youngsters with their boundless energy!

And now?

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