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About Mark Bridges

Mark Bridges is a Senior Director of Strategy at Flevy. Flevy is your go-to resource for best practices in business management, covering management topics from Strategic Planning to Operational Excellence to Digital Transformation (view full list here). Learn how the Fortune 100 and global consulting firms do it. Improve the growth and efficiency of your organization by leveraging Flevy's library of best practice methodologies and templates. Prior to Flevy, Mark worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. and holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. You can connect with Mark on LinkedIn here.

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Data Valuation

There is abundance of data being generated and stored by organizations across the globe.  Data storage is growing at the pace of around 40% per year.  Digital assets are of immense value for organizations.  However, not too many organizations know the real worth of their data.  Technological disruption and adoption of Big Data and Analytics […]

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Structured Problem Solving: Modified A3

Solving problems, complex problems at that, involves not only good problem formulation but also a structured approach to complement it.  Structured Problem Solving is simply an iterative sequence of framing hypotheses and testing them via controlled experimentation, revamped for the intricacies of the world beyond the laboratory. Structured Problem Solving is a formal, logical, and […]

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5 Elements of a Problem Statement

Managing any organization can be described as a constant stream of problems that need to be managed and solved.  However, oftentimes, people like to immediately implement solutions without having spent the time and effort to truly understand and analyze the true nature of the problem at hand.  Thus, organizations end up spending a lot of […]

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Open Corporate Accelerator (OCA)

The necessity to accelerate Innovation is not unique to a particular industry.  Incumbent companies in numerous industries are thoroughly cognizant of the competitive risks presented by the inadequacies of their Innovation chains.  They are also aware of the capabilities of startups in quickly utilizing technologies. This realization has given birth to the concept of Open […]

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Partnerships with Emerging Market Startups

For large global corporations, forming productive alliances with promising startups is a far more challenging undertaking than it appears.  Global corporations frequently struggle to identify potentially advantageous startup partners. On the other hand, startups face significant difficulty isolating and contacting the appropriate decision makers in the corporations, given the massive hierarchies of global businesses.  These […]

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Intelligent Enterprise

In order to contest and survive in this competitive business environment, organizations need to work towards developing a Differential Advantage that others cannot imitate. Organizations, generally, draw Differential Advantage from price reduction, proprietary intellectual property, key talent, or visionary leadership.  However, in this age of disruption and knowledge economy, a shared capability to reach evidence-based, […]

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Executive Decision Making Acumen

In every organization, there is a consistent need to make timely crucial decisions at all levels.  This is critical more so at the strategic level where senior leaders are anticipated to possess a strong ability to make systematic and integrated choices.  However, this isn’t simple and there isn’t a straight path to accomplish this either. […]

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Project Investment Selection

Picking ground-breaking new projects for more investment and expansion is perilous and difficult since fresh ideas are characterized by major technological and market ambiguity.  There will forever be some winners and some failures in the process of evaluating Capital Investment projects for funding, but no one desires to be the decision-maker who failed to recognize […]

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Managing Disruption

Recessions force leaders of almost all organizations, across the world, to contemplate about the impact of a profoundly Disruptive crisis. Facing this crisis, some leaders flourish, causing their organizations to become stronger.  Some clearly stagger through.  Still others are mere spectators to their organizations’ downfall. Organizations that endure serious Disruptions are expected to emerge more […]

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Information Technology (IT) Redesign

Disruptive change has put a tremendous strain on organizations and their IT departments.  The capabilities of the IT talent is declining due to inadequate technical education and aging workforce.  Legacy systems and diverse IT applications are frequent across most organizations.  Mergers and Acquisitions have become a norm, pushing vendors to form alliances.  Mobile devices, tablets, […]

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3 Approaches to Global Innovation

The current ever-changing and increasingly connected world demands taking an amplified approach to Innovation and Innovation Management. The conventional method of innovating locally and distributing the product or service globally is now being questioned more and more.  Effortless availability of unparalleled knowledge, essential for Innovation, is one key factor in bringing the traditional approach into […]

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Global Innovation Management

Contemporary vibrant and contracting world demands using a wider approach to Innovation and Innovation Management. The customary approach’s reduced efficacy is due to the uncomplicated accessibility to exceptional knowledge necessary to Innovate.  Accessing and utilizing such knowledge effectually warrants a revitalized approach. Globalization of Innovation can be accomplished in numerous ways. Four of the common […]

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