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From PPTLab – Innovation Strategy, Product Adoption, Strategic Reasoning, & more

The firm PPTLab is one of the most prolific sellers on Flevy. With over 20 documents, PPTLab focuses on business frameworks, mostly around corporate strategy and marketing.  Below, you will find 5 of PPTLab’s most popular framework guides: Psychology of Product Adoption https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/psychology-of-product-adoption-203 This document discusses the psychology of product adoption. Topics include Prospect Theory, […]

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3 Frameworks to a Successful Business Strategy

What is our strategy? This is a critical question every organization needs to answer. Strategy drives the company’s vision and course of action; and is what leads to its competitive advantage over others. The core of any strategy is about making choices of where to play and how to win, supplemented with a “why” (the […]

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Achieve Operational Excellence – Gemba, Lean, Kaizen

Operational Excellence is an element of organizational leadership that stresses the application of a variety of principles, systems, and tools toward the sustainable improvement of key performance metrics. Much of this management philosophy is based on earlier continuous improvement methodologies, such as Gemba Walk, Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen. The focus of Operational Excellence goes beyond […]

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Corporate Communications, the McKinsey Way – from Storylining to Board Papers

Team Neosi is an author on Flevy specializing in Corporate Communications. The team consists of communication specialists with more than 40 years’ combined experience with the top management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. They have 9 documents available on Flevy: Structured Thinking 101: Clarity Through Storylines https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Structured-Thinking-101-Clarity-Through-Storylines-196 Clarity is critical in business communication of all […]

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How Growth Hacking Impacts The Business World

We all know ads create awareness, which brings in sales. This fundamental principle has been the foundation of business marketing to date. As the tech era evolved, producers began to create problem solving products, with their own problem—no marketing or advertising budget. Some groups took to guerrilla-style tactics. Growth hacking is any company or team […]

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Recommended Documents by Business Topic

UPDATE: This article will no longer be updated.  All updates are now being made directly to our Business Toolkits section.   Due to the rapid growth of our documents library, we have developed a less manual way of organizing our documents.  We have organized documents into Business Toolkits, where each toolkit is focused on a specific business project […]

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The Peter Principle in Reverse

Note from the Editor:  Charles Fiaccabrino is a seasoned executive with 50+ years of sales management experience.   Charles began his career at Hoffmann La Roche on April 1st, 1969 as the first diagnostics sales representative in the newly formed Diagnostics Division and helped grow the organization into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.  During his career at […]

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Does Your Warehouse Make the Grade?

When reviewing your operational performance, grade yourself on how your business rates in the following best practice areas: 1. Receiving Does the receiving clerk keep a receiving log, indicating dock activity for each shipment by date? This log can prove valuable for reference purposes by purchasing, accounting, and in filing claims with carriers and suppliers. […]

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3 Ways to Fund a Small Business (Without Borrowing From Family & Friends)

The average amount of money entrepreneurs needed to start a small business in 2012 was $15,000, according to a study conducted by the Global Entrepreneur Monitor. The study also found that 69 percent of these businesses started at home, and 82 percent of the funding came from friends and family. The 3 F’s—family, friends and […]

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Staying Local? What Your Business Could Be Missing Out On…

These days, the local business is like a folk hero. Plenty of people committed to support their municipal economy and personal, human business vow to keep as much of their money local as possible, but are these things really mutually exclusive? A global business managed correctly can keep the same hometown spirit and customer service– […]

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Sales Strategy Implementation: Why Culture Matters

Note from the Editor:  Charles Fiaccabrino is a seasoned executive with 50+ years of sales management experience.   Charles began his career at Hoffmann La Roche on April 1st, 1969 as the first diagnostics sales representative in the newly formed Diagnostics Division and helped grow the organization into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.  During his career at […]

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Help Them Help You: Good Managers Inspire Good Employee Performance

Gallup released its “State of the American Workplace” report, a comprehensive look at employee engagement and performance in the U.S. The study found that 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired by their work, and at the other end, 20 percent are actively disengaged and uninspired. In the middle is the remainder: 50 million […]

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