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Capabilities-driven M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) generally do not produce the outstanding results that they are envisioned and purported to provide.  Some companies in certain industries, however, demonstrate consistent success when it comes to M&A. A constant question across all industries, as far as M&As are concerned, pertains to the factors that differentiate organizations with successful histories.  […]

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Customer-centric Segmentation

Rising competition and introduction of new ways of capturing large amounts of customer data has necessitated advancement in capabilities of organizations to foresee and fulfill customer needs and wants. Ever more B2C concerns are going all-out to Design Customer-centric organizations.  Organizations pursuing Customer-centricity depend on some type of Market Segmentation.  Market Segmentations assist in understanding […]

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10 Hidden Strategic Opportunities

Potential opportunities always surround leaders.  It is up to them to pounce on those or regret overlooking them when someone else takes advantage of them. Leaders’ personal beliefs and assumptions often clash reality.  The trait is categorized as “confirmation bias” in Psychology, where individuals pick the data that supports their existing opinions and approaches and […]

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3 Pillars of Globalization

Early 2000s saw a change of mind regarding the Globalization of commerce by members of the political and economic arenas.  This change of mind was instigated by myths perpetuated against commerce Globalization because of the dichotomy that appeared between existing Operating Models of companies and needs of the emerging markets. These perceived trade-offs that were […]

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The 4 Schools of Strategy

Over the years, countless business frameworks on Corporate and Business Strategy have been developed.  We can categorize these frameworks into 4 schools of thought. Let’s call them the 4 Schools of Strategy, which are: The Position School The Execution School The Adaption School The Concentration School We can represent these 4 schools on a 2×2 […]

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Focus-Driven Growth

What makes companies great in their industries is sustained above-average Growth. Conventional approach to Organic Growth has business leaders extending their existing product lines and brands, as well as entering new geographic regions.  This conventional Growth Strategy at some point in time starts failing to provide the results required to hold market leadership positions. Focus-driven […]

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Flywheel Strategy

Strategy Development has followed a set path since the last century where a predetermined, rectilinear, and inflexible approach defined the process. In the 21st century, however, business leaders are devising Strategy by evolving it into a probabilistic, repeated, and multifaceted process.  An approach that can both endure and adapt to the growing pace of Change […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy: Top Priorities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one area considered by many executives to enable Automation and steer positive growth.  A couple of years ago, most executives thought that deployment of Artificial Intelligence isn’t a big deal.  However, revamping traditional systems, implementing AI, and scaling it, in reality, is not as simple as it seems. A survey by PwC […]

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Strategic Alliance Management

Strategic Alliances are quite ubiquitous in businesses nowadays, but most of them often go unsuccessful. A Strategic Alliance is referred to as “an agreement between 2 organizations to share resources to carry out a mutually beneficial initiative.”  The arrangement differs from a Joint Venture (JV) given that both firms in a Strategic Alliance remain independent. […]

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5 Decision Support Tools for Strategic Decision Making

Do people always follow a rational linear process to come to a decision?  Studies have suggested that a combination of Decision Making Models are used by people to reach quality decisions. Strategic Decision Making is a complex process with a lot riding on those decisions.  Eliminating risk from Decision Making is unthinkable but radically enhancing […]

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M&A Growth Strategy

Mergers and Acquisitions enable numerous opportunities for growth.  Organizations pursue these initiatives for a number of reasons—e.g. to expand further, attract more clients, or to broaden their product / service offerings.  Scores of M&A transactions materialize across the globe each year, but not all of them achieve the synergies such deals promise.  As a matter […]

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Value Chain Analysis

Value Grid Analysis

A traditional Value Chain involves a linear sequence of activities—from conversion of raw materials into components which are assembled into products.  The products are then distributed, marketed, sold, and serviced.  Management plans and execute strategies and operations based on this sequence. This set of activities worked well for organizations in the past.  However, this linear […]

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