Press Release: Jeremy Blain and Robin Speculand launch The Ticking Clock Guys© Partnership to support businesses becoming more digitally driven

CEO of Bridges, Robin Speculand, and CEO of Performance Works, Jeremy Blain, are collaborating to create the Ticking Clock Guys© Partnership for making digitalization happen.

Organizations are failing at digital execution and failing at an extremely alarming rate. To succeed, leaders today need a different mindset and approach for 2020 than what worked for them yesterday.

These three facts should be sending alarm bells ringing in board rooms across the globe:

  1. The average success rate for implementing strategies is 67 percent. The success rate for implementing digital strategies is even worse, according to various studies. Forbes magazine and IBM put it as low as 84%.
  2. Nearly 50% of all senior leaders across three continents are not ready for the future. They have no digital vision according to 2019 research by Performance Works International and Bridges Business Consultancy. Furthermore, and more worrisome, the same research concluded that 40% of these same leaders are not even committed to create and implement a digital vision.
  3. One of the top reasons digital execution failure rate is so high is because of senior leaders’ lack of mindset change.

After their successful collaboration researching the state of digital across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the Ticking Clock Guys Partnership (aka Jeremy and Robin) are collaborating with the specific focus of supporting organizations to adopt digital so they can become future-ready and more competitive.

At the heart of their approach is The Ticking Clock© Model – a 3-stage, 11-step business transformation model for the digital era. Their Model provides a step-by-step execution process to adopt digitalization into a business and execute it well. Supplementing it is the proven Implementation Compass™ from Bridges Business Consultancy. The Compass ensures organizations put in place all the elements required for successful strategy execution. It also assists leaders in identifying their strategic cadence – their speed of execution.


Robin Speculand, CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy, states:

“I am delighted to formalize the partnership with Jeremy. We both recognized similar digitalization challenges for leaders and decided to do something about it. The research we conducted has been covered by publications across the globe, including CEO Today, Duke University and Forbes. The natural next step was to commit to supporting organizations through their transformation with a practical how-to tool and process that really works. Our unique Ticking Clock© Model has led us to become known as The Ticking Clock Guys©, making our partnering inevitable. We are committed to reducing the failure rate of organizational leaders embarking on their digital transformations. We are all about driving successful strategy execution and making organizations future fit.”


Jeremy Blain, CEO of Performance Works International, adds:

“We started doing research together to define what was happening as organizations strive to become successful in the digital era. Early on, we both wanted this effort to be practical and actionable. In parallel, we launched The Ticking Clock© Model. It’s the only tool that breaks down each component part of the implementation journey and helps organizations work through it step by step. The response to this approach from our customers has been phenomenal. Clearly, we’ve identified a gap around strategy execution. Many leaders simply don’t know what they don’t know! Our aim has been to change that.
As a result, we now launching a keynote and workshop to guide leaders and senior management teams through their digital transformation. On the back of this, Robin and I are delighted to strengthen our partnership as we head into the 2020s.”

Learn more about the keynote and one-day workshop from the Ticking Clock Guys© here.



Jeremy Blain is an award-winning business leader, a recognized International GameChanger™ and a human capital expert. He is also CEO of Performance Works International, a professional consultancy that helps traditional organizations transform into dynamic businesses ready for the demands of the future. Over the past 20 years, Jeremy has supported businesses in most major markets in the world. He has helped leaders and teams drive cultural shifts that respond well to the fast-changing digital era. Jeremy lives in the UK.



Robin Speculand is a recognized pioneer and expert in strategy/digital implementation. He is also the founder and CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int and creator of the Implementation Hub, the world’s first online portal dedicated to strategy implementation. He is the co-founder of the Strategy Implementation Institute and an  international bestselling author who has sold more than 45,000 books worldwide. Robin is lives in Singapore.


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The Platform Economy Up-Close & Personal: WDHB Launches Invitation for Open Expedition in Singapore


WDHB, the world-leader in designing and delivering experiential learning for people & strategy development with executives, has launched a call for an open enrollment expedition on the Platform Economy together with best-selling author and recognized authority on the subject, Sangeet Paul Choudary. The three-day program in Singapore will provide senior leaders and emerging future leaders in corporate strategy, digital transformation and innovation a unique opportunity to start, accelerate or deepen their venturing into a new paradigm of business model and ecosystem management.

“We continue in the tradition of agenda-setting, a function that our Learning Expeditions over the years have held for executive teams of many of our Fortune 500 clients.” said Samuel Mueller, Chief Growth Officer, on Wednesday, when WDHB released the call for this Open Expedition.

The three-day program, built as a purposeful combination of immersive strategic discovery and facilitated reflection and exchange, is suited for any executive interested in creating value from ecosystems as we live through the deep and disruptive evolutions of the foundational structures of value creation, also characterized as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The partner in co-design and co-delivery on this unique program is none other than Sangeet Paul Choudary, best-selling author of Platform Revolution and Platform Scale, whose work has been work selected twice as a TOP 10 Must-Read by the Harvard Business Review. On the choice of destination, he comments: “Singapore has seen the rise of the platform economy through a unique model of publicprivate cooperation where the government, incumbent firms, and startups have worked together to create new innovation. It is a unique destination offering insight into a tectonic shift of our time.”

As business models are becoming ever more modular, interdependent and exponential, having a clear platform strategy is key to finding an organization’s place and generating opportunities. The Open Expedition format provides exposure to current thinking and real-life examples on one of the most transformative trends of the global Digital Economy while also drawing valuable insight from peer- opeer learning across cultures and industries.

Sunil Narang, President & CEO of WDHB explains: “We’ve always been mindful of creating authentic moments for growth with our programs and want to avoid, by any means, the commoditization of those exchanges to the level of industrial tourism – hence our ambition to pick only cutting-edge topics for our Open Expedition series,” in reference to the company’s ambition of launching more open enrollment programs in 2020 on topics that push the frontiers of learning and strategic thinking within companies.

The Open Expedition «Driving Digital Innovation in the Platform Economy » will take place in Singapore from 2 to 4 December 2019 and is available as a comprehensive package at affordable rates of USD 4,250 (standard sign-up fee) or USD 3,550 (early bird sign-up fee by 13 Oct 2019) excluding travel and hotel. For more information and registration go to

Contact Samuel Mueller, Chief Growth Officer,, +41 79 509 43 46

WDHB designs and delivers programs for people and strategy development. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989 and present in the United States, in China, France, Singapore and Switzerland, WDHB is the world leader in the field of experiential strategic discovery for executives and brings the spirit of authentic exploration and emergent learning also to formats such as corporate events and development programs. To date, WDHB has crafted over 600 programs enabling over 12,000 global decision-makers from various industries to progress both individually and in a team.

Sangeet Paul Choudary is the best-selling author of Platform Revolution and Platform Scale. He has advised the leadership of 30 of the Fortune 500 firms and has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a frequent keynote speaker at leading global forums including the G20 Summit, the UN, and the WEF. Sangeet’s work on platforms has been selected twice as a TOP 10 Must-Read by the Harvard Business Review: HBR Top 10 Must Reads 2017 and HBR Top 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation.