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Consider Fear-, Fact- and Faith-Based Investment Portfolios for Stakeholder Design of Digital Business

Published: 01 July 2015

ID: G00276000

Analyst(s): Kurt Potter, Dave Aron


Portfolio categories used by many enterprises have an expiration date, or just stop working. The governance of many enterprises is geared toward protecting themselves and often denies innovation. Consider using new portfolio categories to stress-test the enterprise for digital business.

Table Of Contents


  • Flip Strategic Spending to Fear-, Fact- and Faith-Based Portfolios
  • CIOs Must Not Throw Away ROI-Based Investment Decisions, but Recognize That All Investments and Value Are Not Equal
  • Understand the Basic Definition of Risk and Uncertainty
  • Contrast Risk and Uncertainty Continuum With the Differentiation and Diversification Continuum
  • Different Investment Categories Based on Investment Outcome Predictability and Digital Business Aspirations
  • Unlimited Number of Portfolio Categorizations

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