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About Dr. Stephen Sweid

Dr. Stephen M. Sweid is a business and innovation consultant and trainer, with over 20 years consulting experience on the international scene: Europe, USA, Middle East, and Far East. He has involved as expert consultant in technical assistance projects of international organizations as well as in consulting projects commissioned by multinationals. He is also an author on Flevy, specializing in breakout strategy methodologies: view his documents here.

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Why I Addressed the Issue of Multicultural Synergy

Editor’s Note: Dr. Stephen Sweid is a pioneer of Breakthrough Strategy thinking.  He has published a series of training guides on the Breakthrough Strategy, which you can find on Flevy here.   Recently, Stephen has also published a comprehensive presentation on Multicultural Synergy. * * * * As consultant, trainer, and writer my impetus to address […]

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Significance of the Explorer’s Mindset for Breakthrough

I have been to the beautiful Canary Wharf of London million times with the DLR (the automated Docklands Light Railway) or walking there from Greenwich Village. Still, every time I go I discover new angles and settings and in many instances they are more beautiful than the ones I have seen before. This does not […]

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Tips to Achieve an Innovative and Differentiated Startup Project

Editor’s Note: This is the era of rapid changes and disruptive innovations, and no startup, irrespective of size or industry, should be launched without a high degree of innovation and differentiation. This article is about the why, what, and the how— the systematic way to achieve this, based on the long international experience of the […]

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Formulating Breakthrough Strategy and the Making of the Damascene Sword

The making of the Damascene, the Samurai, or the Viking sword, took time. Each blade was meticulously shaped by hand into hundred layers of steel. This was the secret of its superiority. Each blade was also special and unique due to the passion involved in the making. This was the case over 1000 years ago, because […]

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Strategic Planning Demystified with the Mindmap

Editor’s Note: Dr. Stephen M. Sweid is a business consultant, researcher and trainer with over 20 years consulting experience on the international scene: Europe, USA, Middle East and Far East.   Dr. Sweid is an author on Flevy, where he has produced materials on Breakthrough Strategy (see his materials here). * * * * I use the Mindmap […]

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Why a Quantum-Leap Strategy for Emerging Countries?

Gone are the days of incremental changes, whether on the micro or macro level, in sector reforms or a business plan of an SME project. In the globalization era, the business environment everywhere has turned into a process of perpetual dynamic transformations, this despite the onset of the financial crisis, with possibility that the latter […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence (Machines) Be Also Creative?

I am hearing a lot about emergence of the new revolution of artificial intelligence, and that it will be exponential in comparison to the industrial revolution etc., but I am still hearing things like the individual will still have an edge in terms of creativity and innovation, since machines cannot think creatively! The reality is […]

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